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Let's Talk: Funding
HIPC will be hosting the first networking event and information session for local ethno-cultural associations, faith-based organizations and community groups that support the settlement and integration of newcomers. The goal of the event is to facilitate community connections among service providers and local groups, and make information accessible to community leaders. This first session focuses on accessing funding, with speakers addressing how to access grants and envision projects. Speakers will be from the Hamilton Community Foundation, Government of Ontario and City of Hamilton. RSVP is required by email: immigration.partnership@hamilton.ca  
HIPC Takes Part in HYP Day
Hamilton’s Young Professional Group (City HYP) hosted their  4th Annual “HYP Day”, Young Professional Conference on Friday September 13, 2019. This year’s conference theme is “Leading Through Uncertainty”. The program featured a leadership panel, a keynote by Dr. Elizabeth Richardson - Medical Officer of Health, and a town hall with City Manager Janette Smith. HIPC participated in the Trade Show to connect with teams across the City of Hamilton and promote our initiatives. As part of our outreach efforts, we are connecting City staff with newcomer internationally-trained professionals for a mentoring opportunity. The matches occur based on shared expertise in the field between the mentor and mentee. For any City of Hamilton staff who wish to become a mentor for a professional in their field who is newly-arriving to Canada, check this out. 
City of Cambridge Hosts Inaugural Newcomer Day 
The City of Cambridge celebrated the first Newcomer Day on September 17, featuring an information fair of local service providers, performances and entertainment,  food and engagement activities for families and youth. HIPC was pleased to pay a visit and to show support to our neighbours'  efforts in creating an embracing and welcoming environment. 
Join HIPC 
Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) is a community table housed within the City of Hamilton and funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. With partners from various sectors – including settlement, education, business, health, social services, and persons with lived experience – we work together to create a welcoming community with relevant and accessible services. HIPC currently has one vacancy for persons with lived experience of immigration. The term is one year, with the possibility of renewal. The deadline has been extended to September 30,2019. For more information click here. HIPC is also seeking interested community members and professionals to join our Communication and Community Engagement Committee; for questions connect with us.
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