Hello Hamilton! 

Welcome to HIPC’s inaugural newsletter. We’re glad this reached your inbox. We envision this as a community space to share updates with each other, and support one another’s activities, as we work towards making Hamilton a place for everyone to call home. Mark your calendars! We will be in your inbox every other week.

We moved

This summer, we were busy moving and making things happen! HIPC is now part of the Planning and Economic Development Department in the City of Hamilton. Our offices are located at City Hall. In keeping with this move, we have a particular focus on employment and mentoring this year. 
We celebrated newcomers
The Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council hosted the first ever Newcomer Day in Hamilton on July, 27. More than 1000 people came together to celebrate our values of diversity, respect and inclusion, and to honor our newcomer population. We are grateful for the support that we received from the City of Hamilton, our valued network of community partners, and our team of volunteers, all of whom made this day possible. Mayor Fred Eisenberger announced that Newcomer Day will be an annual event. If you have missed the event, here’s a video that was made by New Canadians TV sharing our favourite memories of that summer day. 
We grew our team 
Meet our team:
  • Sarah Wayland (third) is our Senior Project Manager of Immigration Partnership at the City of Hamilton. Sarah loves answering the big questions, and making knowledge simply transferable.
  • Layla Abdulrahim-Moore (fourth) is our Immigration Program and Policy Advisor. Layla loves creating partnerships and connecting people to opportunities.
  • Rashad Al-Aani (first) is our Communications Associate. Rashad loves building connections, and sharing inspiring stories.
  • Huyen Dam (second) is our Community Engagement Specialist. Huyen loves research and community building. 
Food for Thought 
Several recent Canadian opinion polls about immigration have been in the news. At our most recent HIPC meeting, members heard about trends in Canadian attitudes towards immigration since 1975. This series of polls by Angus Reid found that, over the past decade, a growing number of Canadians would prefer to see the federal government’s current immigration targets decreased. What is behind this hardening of attitudes towards immigration? What might it mean for Hamilton?
Send us your updates
We look forward to sending this newsletter out every other week. This is a chance for us to highlight the work of our partners, share upcoming events, grant opportunities and stories of impact. 

If you would like your work to be featured and shared with the community, please email us your events, announcements by the first Monday of each month using this form. 

(Next submission deadline is Oct.1) 
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