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Why Newcomer Day?
Throughout Canada’s history, dating back to the Indigenous peoples who came in contact with the first European settlers, newcomers have been seen as alien importers of new languages and cultures, new religions, and new values. Yet, again and again, newcomers became integrated, even assimilated even while they changed the society around them at the same time.

Immigration is not without challenges and changes, but it has been a cornerstone to Hamilton’s identity and development. It is important to recognize and celebrate this intergenerational integration of many peoples, and the continued diversity that adds vitality to our city. We should welcome our newest residents to our ever-evolving community of communities.

The full opinion piece by HIPC Senior Project Manager is published in today’s Hamilton Spectator.
Newcomer Day Programming: What to Expect?
HIPC recognized by Collège Boréal
HIPC is proud to have been the recipient of the Prix de la présidence du Conseil d’administration 2018-2019, awarded by Collège Boréal for strong community partnership. HIPC was selected from nominees across the many campuses of the college. HIPC Senior Project Manager Sarah Wayland humbly accepted this award at the Toronto Convocation held on May 30. She is pictured here with (L to R) Lorraine Hamilton, Baptiste Alain Bourquardez, and Claudette Mikelsons of Collège Boréal.
HIPC Rings in the “New Year”
HIPC Council had its first quarterly meeting of the new fiscal year on June 12, reviewing the HIPC workplan for the year and sharing thoughts on local response to the rise in populism being seen around the world. As our economy experiences a slowdown in growth and more jobs are lost to automation, immigrants and refugees are sometimes scapegoated for causing these shifts. Initiatives around education of children and youth, adult peer educators, and employee resource groups were all identified as potential local solutions to misinformation and xenophobia.  
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