HIPC welcomes a new team member this week! Mohammad Araf is our new Program Officer – Immigration. Please call him Araf. Araf has a background in community-based research in the non-profit sector and postsecondary institutions in Toronto and Hamilton. His Master’s work in International Development focused on the settlement trajectories of refugees in Toronto. Araf has co-authored several research studies on issues affecting vulnerable populations, including newcomers.
After moving to Hamilton in 2017, Araf says he has fallen in love with the city, especially its vibrant downtown and beautiful waterfalls. He loves to hike on Tews Falls lookout trail and watch the sunset on Dundas Peak.
Araf looks forward to working with Hamilton’s diverse communities and groups. He sees this as important work that continues to inspire change in the lives of newcomers in the city. Stay tuned to hear from him about several projects that relate to HIPC’s new theory of change.
Please extend a warm welcome to Araf!
You can reach him by email at Mohammad.Araf@Hamilton.ca.