Canada’s immigration level has increased in recent years. Citizenship and Immigration Canada reported that 257,515 newcomers entered Canada in 2012, which is a jump from the previous year’s total of 248,751. Yet, for McMaster University social work professor Mirna Carranza, this slight spike in numbers does little to highlight the actual stories and experiences of… Continue reading Where are the voices of immigrant women?
Dealing with loss through mutual support
Eight years ago, Lori Fraser and her husband Shawn were expecting their first child. All the check-ups were going well until Lori was 38 weeks pregnant their daughter’s heartbeat stopped. Two days later, Lori was induced and delivered “a beautiful little girl” named Mikayla, who had passed away in the womb. A funeral and burial service followed with the reasons for her… Continue reading Dealing with loss through mutual support
Making Hamilton Home
What does it take to feel rooted in a new place? What makes a place feel like home? These are questions we wrestle with as we walk alongside refugee claimants who have come through the doors of Micah House. Micah House provides short-term housing and settlement assistance for refugee claimants who come to Hamilton. Juan… Continue reading Making Hamilton Home