Free Skating for Newcomers
When: Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 11:30am
Where: Hamilton Waterfront, Pier 8, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton,

Have you moved to beautiful Hamilton from another country? Come out and have fun at the 2017 Hamilton Winterfest!Winterfest is a 10-day celebration of the city of Hamilton and the beauty of the winter season.

When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: Wesley Urban Ministries, 52 Catherine Street North, Hamilton

Wesley will be hosting a 13th Month Planning Session for Private Sponsor Groups on Thursday February 2nd from 6pm-8pm at Wesley – 52 Catharine St., North.

Come and learn about:

•    When to start preparing newcomers for Month 13;
•    The role of sponsors during the "transition period", including important tasks to consider; and
•    The post-sponsorship relationship.
•    Transitioning onto Ontario Works

Street meter parking available after 6pm. Light refreshments to be served

When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Where: FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Blvd, Hamilton

Looking for a job? Visit Hamilton's largest job fair with over 100 employers looking to hire for:

1. Full-time

2. Part-time

3. Co-op/Internships

4. Summer work

Come prepared with your resume! For more information, visit:

Milestones: Infant to 5 Years
When: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Where: Immigrants Working Centre, 182 Rebecca Street, Hamilton

Presented by:
Marem Toresho (RECE) and Monica VanOverbeeke(RECE)

Come learn about your child developmental stages. For more information and to register, contact Mrs.Hoshneara (RECE) at 905-525-9676 x 243. 

Children Aid Service in Canada
When: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:15am
Where: Immigrants Working Centre, 1119 Fennell Ave East, Hamilton

Presented by:
Dr.Mirna Carranza Children Aid Society (CAS)

For more information and to register, contact Silva (RECE) at 905-387-1100 x 229


Healthy eating for children
When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Where: Immigrants Working Centre, 160 Centennial Pkwy North #7, Hamilton

Learn tips on:

  • Helping children to develop healthy eating
  • Persuading picky eaters to enjoy a wider variety of foods
  • Getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables

Child minding and light refreshments provided.

For more information and to register, contact

Ghanwa Afach at 905-512-3682 or
Vicky Thind at 905-662-9160 x 222
Ahlam Mohammad at 905-662-9160 x 223

When: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
Where: Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St. West, Hamilton

The government has made major policy changes to the pathway to permanent residency in Canada. How have these changes impacted international students and other applicants seeking to stay?

Come and hear Elizabeth Long of Long Mangalji LLP speak on her previous year working with PR applicants and her critical reflection on the efficacy of the Express Entry System in meeting Canada’s demand for skilled immigrants.

Register at: 

When: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:00am
Where: St. Andrew's United Church, 479 Upper Paradise Road, Hamilton

Join the Women's Newcomer Group - everyone is welcome!

Special Guest: Filomena Tassi, Member of Parliament.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: St. Andrew's United Church, 479 Upper Paradise Road, Hamilton.

Register: (905) 383 7411


When: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Where: CoWork at The Cotton Factory, Studio 301, 270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton

The Cowork in the Cotton Factory is welcoming in the New Year with a very special Pop Up Lunch Counter with Karam Kitchen on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

After being forced to flee their homes and lives in Syria, Rawa'a, Dalal, and Manahel were invited to resettle in Hamilton after taxing three-year journeys from Syria to Jordan to Toronto to Hamilton. Eager to share their cooking craft with The Cotton Factory community Karam Kitchen will be hosting a Pop Up Lunch Counter in the coworking space.

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:30pm
Where: New Beasley, 145 Wilson Street, Hamilton

Wesley Urban Ministries is hosting Volunteer Hamilton : Benefits for New Comers. The event will help newcomers:

-Understand the importance of volunteering
-Learn how to search and find good volunteering opportunities
-Improve social skills 
-Help find job opportunities