When: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 3:30pm
Where: Immigrants Working Centre, Rool 301, 8 Main Street East, Hamilton

Need English for work? The WorkLinc program provides English language instruction with work skills in English.

1. Industry language

2. Safety certification

3. Portfolio package

For more information and to register, contact Aseel at 905-529-5209/


When: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:30pm
Where: Wesley Urban Ministries, 52 Catherine Street North, Hamilton

Private Sponsorship Network Meetings will provide:

  • Monthly Guest speakers
  • Opportunity to network with other groups
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updates
  • Community resources and connections
  • An opportunity to share your success stories!

Please RSVP:  905 528 5629  x 305

When: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:30pm
Where: Stoney Creek ENYC, 211 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton

Join a very special Holiday event. Come celebrate the Holidays with your friends at the ENYC. All youth are welcome and make sure to bring some food!


  • Games and tournaments
  • Movies
  • Holiday traditions
  • Potluck (6-7 pm)
  • Gift exchange (7-8 pm)


When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
Where: Immigrant Working Centre, 8 Main Street East, Hamilton

Come learn about safe driving and driving during winter. Register today! Contact Jane Sumwiza: 905-529-5209 X 236. 


When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 9:30am
Where: Beasley Center, 145 Wilson Street, Hamilton

Come join us to learn about:

  • How to get your driver’s licence
  • Required documents
  • The laws and rules in Canada for driving
  • How to keep your family safe when driving
  • Insurance for your vehicle

RSVP to: Rita Balla at or 905-528-5629 X 305

There will be an Arabic speaking interpreter present. If you require another language for your family please let Rita know at time of registration.

When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 5:00pm
Where: The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson Street North, Hamilton

Come attend a very special art exhibit, showcasing works created by newcomer youth in Hamilton. Come celebrate Hamilton's newcomer community and recognize the folks who made this special project possible. 

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St W, Hamilton

Visit the Art Gallery of Hamilton with Ahlan Canada and the YWCA!

Free transportation, lunch, admission and tour with Arabic interpreters

For registration please call Houda Doghri: 905 531 4986

Lights of Dundurn Festival
When: Friday, December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
Where: Cake and Loaf Bakery, 321 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton

Lights of Dundurn is a free community event to celebrate the changing season. There will be hot apple cider, face painting, local accoustic musicians, crafts, freshly candied nuts & storytelling. Plus local artisan vendors, Gorilla Cheese & special Cake & Loaf treats.

Help light up the neighbourhood and support "Hamilton Welcomes Refugees" with the goal of raising atleast $1000 to help reunite a Syrian refugee family. 

When: Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
Where: Wesley Urban Ministries, 52 Catherine Street North, Hamilton

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI), in collaboration with Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) and Wesley Urban Ministries, is happy to offer this Cultural Competency Workshop to individuals and groups that are involved in welcoming and settling Syrian refugees in Hamilton.

This 2.5 hours workshop is focused on developing cross-cultural communications skills, respecting differences and recognizing unconscious bias. 

Topics to be covered are:

Taste of Middle East
When: Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
Where: First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton

Friday, December 2; 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday, December 3; 10 am to 5 pm

The International Marketplace is an opportunity for you to do your holiday shopping with a social conscience. Support immigrants and refugees in Hamilton by attending our two-day event. Admission is free. 

Enjoy tasty Middle Eastern cuisine, desserts and refreshments while you shop. Syrian music will be performed on Saturday (at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm) by band Yasmeen Al Sham.