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Introducing: Employment and Language Task Force
HIPC's Coordination of Services Committee has initiated a task force to engage local employers about hiring newcomers, to connect employers with newcomers looking for job opportunities, and to explore innovative collaboration ideas.
 
The initial meeting of the Employment and Language Task Force saw a full house turnout, with a lot of conversation and enthusiasm in the room. Discussion focused on how to engage employers while leveraging previous local work and knowledge to support newcomers in achieving their employment and language goals.

The committee is co-chaired by Kate Sullivan of St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education and Cassandra D'Ambrosio of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. 
 
Stay tuned for more updates as the task force progresses.
Join us tonight
Let's Talk... Funding
HIPC will be hosting the first "Let's Talk..." 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. It is co-hosted by the Hamilton Funders Network and will feature speakers from the Hamilton Community Foundation, Government of Ontario and City of Hamilton. RSVP is required by email: immigration.partnership@hamilton.ca  
Multicultural Wellness Fair 
CommuniTea: Ancaster Farmers Market
HIPC is hosting a public CommuniTea -- Cup and Conversation event for residents of Hamilton to chat about immigration, allow visitors to exchange experiences and learn about recent immigration trends. The event will take place on October 16 at the Ancaster Farmers Market. 
 
This event is part of HIPC’s outreach efforts to create meaningful conversations and connection among Hamilton residents. It is an effort to counter the rising rate of anti-immigration rhetoric through story-sharing, knowledge sharing and a cup of tea or a cookie.
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