When: Thursday, March 31, 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, March 31, 2016 - 9:00am
Where: First Place Building, 350 King Street East, Bagshaw Auditorium (3rd Floor), Hamilton

The SPRC has partnered with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation to host the “Our Canada” full-day workshop. The workshop is directed toward professionals who are leading diversity about inclusion initiatives either at a grassroots level or corporately.

Register at:

Living Together Symposium event poster (cropped)
When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 9:00am
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton - 123 King Street West, Hamilton

Living Together is an invitation to everyone – individuals, community and faith leaders, academics and diversity champions – to explore Canadian values and identity, and contribute a vision for Hamilton – and Canada. The Symposium is an opportunity for people from diverse communities to get to know more about each other. It is a time to listen, share and reflect – and to work together to create a vision for an inclusive, harmonious community.

When: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 8:00am
Where: The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre

The immigration strategic planning day will bring together community partners for the development of a new 5-year Action Plan for the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC). A recalibration of the current Immigration Strategy will ensure that HIPC continues to successfully support the integration of newcomers to Hamilton and the creation of a welcoming community.

A collage of two images showing men and women talking together at an event
When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
Where: Hamilton City Hall

Outside Hamilton’s City Hall, a major winter storm was brewing and it was bitterly cold. The snow was piling on thick, but that did not stop community members from gathering to welcome Hamilton’s newest residents from Syria and other countries. The #WelcomeRefugees information fair was in full swing.

A group of people pose for a photo at an ice rink
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:30am
Where: Pier 8, Hamilton Waterfront

The excitement was contagious as Abdirahman put his skates and helmet on. Grabbing the red skate trainer tightly, Abdirrahman could hardly wait to get on the skating rink. Once on the ice he was a little nervous at first, but soon broke into a beautiful smile as he discovered the joys of skating for the very first time!