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Help Newcomers Protect Themselves from COVID-19
The Ontario Ministry of Health prepared Information Sheets on COVID-19 which are translated into 23 languages, including Spanish, Italian, Farsi, Simplified Chinese, and Arabic

The information sheets share guidelines about COVID-19, how people can protect themselves, what to do if they are sick after travelling and how to recognize possible symptoms.
 
HIPC has access to these resources in two additional languages (Tigrinya and Amharic) thanks to our colleagues in Waterloo Region. If you need these, we are happy to share.

Hamilton confirmed its first COVID-19 case. Hamilton Public Health Services (PHS) is taking steps to protect the health and safety of our community by working with health system partners and Ministry of Health colleagues to ensure we’re all prepared to respond to this situation as it evolves. Timely updates from the City of Hamilton are available here.
HIPC Marks Tenth Anniversary in a Special Celebration
The Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council celebrated its 10th anniversary on March 10 with a gathering of past and current team leaders, staff members, and community partners. All previous HIPC Chairs and Project Managers were present. Mayor Fred Eisenberger affirmed the City of Hamilton's commitment to welcoming and embracing newcomers. 
The interactive stations highlighting the story of immigration included photos of Hamilton's immigration history since early 1900s, as well as records of HIPC projects and events. Photos were obtained from The Hamilton Spectator, Library and Archives Canada, and Workers Arts and Heritage Centre. Special thanks to Hamilton Public Library Archives for research support.
The team used this opportunity to engage attendees and collect feedback on the Theory of Change which will shape HIPC's strategic goals for the coming five years. HIPC would like to thank all our supporters for joining us at the event and for their continued partnership towards building a Hamilton for everyone to call home. 

Thanks to our friends at Wesley First Start Cafe for catering the event with different foods from around the world.
Hamilton For All Survey Needs Your Input 
Did you get a chance to fill out our survey? Over the past six months, a team from the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council has been working to identify the settlement and integration outcomes we would like to achieve in our city. These outcomes will guide the work of our HIPC community table over the next five years.

Subsequently, we launched  a short survey to validate our focus. This survey is intended for three groups of people living in Hamilton: newcomers, established immigrants, and Canadian-born.

​We ask for your assistance in completing the survey, and to share the survey through your networks. If you are an ESL instructor or service provider, we would love for you to encourage your clients to take the survey. Survey results will directly impact the work of HIPC. 

 
The survey is open until March 15. It should take 5 minutes to complete.
 
Thanks for your support!
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