Hamilton Newcomer Week brings together Hamilton newcomers, immigrants and the broader community to learn about, support and celebrate the contributions of immigrants to Hamilton.
This year the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) is excited to offer a line-up of educational, recreational and thought-provoking events around timely topics in our community.
- Connecting Your Business to Immigrant Talent (Wednesday, May 25 at noon) – Online
- What you should know about Hamilton’s Ukrainian Response (Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 PM) – Online
- Citizenship and Belonging with Elamin Abdelmahmoud (Thursday, May 26 at noon) – Online
- Walk Your City – Hamilton Newcomer Tours (Friday, May 27, multiple times) – In-person
Questions or Inquiries about Newcomer Week? Contact Natasha Hernandez – Communications Associate at Natasha.firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting your Business with Immigrant Talent
Wednesday, May 25 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Online
Looking to attract and retain diverse new talent to your organization or business? This one-hour session will help you learn about untapped immigrant talent in Hamilton, how to start incorporating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) principles into your business and where to go to connect with newcomer/immigrant job seekers in Hamilton.
This session is brought to you by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC).
What you should know about Hamilton’s Ukrainian Response
Wednesday May 25 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM – Online
Stay informed and educated on Hamilton’s ongoing efforts to support Ukrainians arrivals in this online information session with City of Hamilton stakeholders. Join us for resources, the latest details and ways to get involved in welcoming and supporting new arrivals.
Citizenship and Belonging with Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Thursday, May 26 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM – Online
If you’ve followed CBC or podcast programming in the past year, it’s likely you’re familiar with Elamin Abdelmahmoud. This year we are so excited to bring on the journalist, radio host, podcaster, BuzzFeed culture writer and upcoming author of Son of Elsewhere for a lively community discussion with Hamilton community members.
What importance does civic engagement hold for newcomers/immigrants? how do our personal journeys affect how we participate and show up in our own communities? Speakers will reflect on these and other topics in this online session. Featuring panel discussion and Q&A.
Walk Your City – Hamilton Newcomer Tours
Friday, May 27 | Morning tour at 10 AM and Afternoon tour at 1 PM available.
Interested in meeting other newcomers/immigrants while getting familiar with Downtown Hamilton? This in-person walking tour will give you a chance to explore the area, learn about free local services and enjoy local food and drinks alongside a fellow newcomers and local service providers. Gift bags, food and drinks provided for all!
This session is intended for Hamilton newcomers.