When: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 5:30pm
Where: Wesley Urban Ministries, 52 Catharine Street North, Hamilton
When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:30pm
Where: Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William Street, Hamilton

“Better” is an original stage production based upon the compelling stories of several high school students who recently arrived in our city as refugees and immigrants. It offers a rare glimpse inside one of Canada’s most culturally diverse high schools and introduces several teenagers who share the stories of their journey to a new home, their dreams, and their struggles. The play asks us to consider what it means to be a welcoming community, and is intended to be inspiring while also provoking important dialogue.

When: Monday, May 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
Where: Wesley Urban Ministries, 52 Catharine Street North, Hamilton

Do you want to help with the Syrian refugee crisis? Come learn about private sponsorship.

  • What is a Refugee?
  • Private Sponsorship, Group of 5, Family Sponsorship, and Joint Assistance Sponsorship
  • Cost of Sponsorship/In kind Services
  • Process/Wait Times
  • Responsibility of the Sponsor
  • Documentation Support in the Community
  • Questions and Answers


289-389-8739 x305

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 10:30am
Where: David Braley Health Science Centre, 100 Main Street West, Hamilton

The Multicultural Wellness Fair’s organizing committee is excited to invite you to participate in the 4th annual Multicultural Wellness Fair. The Multicultural Wellness Fair is a multi-agency partnering initiative that aims to reach out to culturally diverse populations in Hamilton during the national annual Mental Health Week.

For Service Providers

We would like to invite your agency to participate in this year’s Multicultural Wellness Fair by sending one or two representatives to provide information about your services.

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
Where: Stoney Creek Recreation Centre, Room B, 45 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Looking for a part-time job in Recreation? Join the information session to learn more.

Questions? Call 905-546-3747, visit

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:30pm
Where: Wesley Urban Ministries, 52 Catharine Street North, Hamilton

Interested in supporting newly arrived Syrians? Come and learn about the following:

  • What’s involved?
  • How to get involved?
  • What are the benefits to you, the newcomer and the community?
  • Syrian Newcomers
When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
Where: Riverdale Community Centre, 150 Violet Drive, Hamilton

Questions about Service Canada programs? Get answers!

Learn about:

  • Employment Insurance (EI) and its components
  • Canada Pension Plan, its benefits and payment information
  • Other services and benefits


For more information and to register, contact
Ghanwa Afach at 905-546-4295
Vicky Thind at 905-573-7663 x 222
Ahlam Mohammad at 905-573-7663 x 223

When: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 8:30am
Where: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

In 2015, we asked Hamilton a simple question: What is your vision for the future of Hamilton? Over 50,000 people from across our great city shared their ideas, hopes and dreams to create a new 25 year vision for our community. Making Hamilton's community vision a reality depends on collaboration, information sharing and progress reporting. Please join us at the Our Future Hamilton Summit to discuss how we can work together to implement Hamilton's community vision.

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 5:30pm
Where: Wesley Urban Ministries, 52 Catharine Street North, Hamilton

These sessions have been developed for those involved in a private sponsorship and in need of more information on resources in the community and processes around:

  • Education and School Registration
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Language assessments and classes
  • Government applications
  • Additional community supports
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
Where: Homegrown Hamilton Café, 27 King William, Hamilton

Are you a newcomer to Canada and want to meet people in Hamilton? Are you looking for a job and need to network? Come attend the next Hamilton Newcomers Club. For more information, email at or call at 905-529-5209

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