When: Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: Lincoln Alexander Theatre, 160 King Street East, Hamilton

This year, Hamilton kicks off Black History Month celebrations with a remarkable performance about the extra-ordinary life of historical figure and heroine Harriet Tubman.

“The Spirit of Harriet Tubman” is a play written and performed by acclaimed Canadian actor and playwright Leslie McCurdy whose incredible performance invokes the “spirit” of iconic abolitionist. It’s a wonderful hour of breathtaking theatre you don’t want to miss!

Enjoy African drumming, dance and visit select vendors for books and artifacts.

My Winter
When: Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
Where: Hamilton Waterfront Trust Theatre, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton

What is winter like outside of Canada? For those who are not from the country, winter is more than just snow, hot chocolate, warm fire places and maple syrup on snow.

Come have a chat with Global Hamilton Connect to learn about winter experiences from all over the world. My Winter is a series of laid-back conversations with newcomers sharing fond memories experiences of winter in their countries.

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2017
TIME: 2 – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Hamilton Waterfront Trust Theatre, 47 Discovery Drive

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Where: Pier 8, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton

February 4, 2017, 1 to 4 pm at Hamilton's beautiful Waterfront - Pier 8, 47 Discovery Drive

Experience an inspiring, family-friendly day of music, craft, food & fun at the Waterfront, in celebration of winter and the 2017 Hamilton Winterfest community programs!  

Entry to the event is free, but you are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or cash donation for the Welcome Inn Community Centre food bank. 

What you’ll find at the Winterfest Kick-Off this year

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: