Hamilton ranks second highest for hate crimes in Canada — again

Hamilton Spectator By Nicole O’Reilly Hamilton has the second-highest rate of police-reported hate crimes, only falling behind Thunder Bay, according to a national Statistics Canada Report. This ranking, based on 2015 statistics, is not new. Hamilton regularly ranks in that second place spot, in part because of increased reporting here, police say. Hamilton saw 55 […]

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Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership- What is really happening in Canadian Cities?

New research on the state of diversity and inclusion in leadership in Canadian cities reveals a consistent gap between the make-up of Canada’s boardrooms and our diverse population. Join us on Monday, June 19th as we bring together researchers in Vancouver, Toronto, London, Hamilton, and Ottawa to examine recent findings on the diversity of governance boards […]

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Ontario Passes Anti-Racism Legislation

Ontario passed legislation today that positions the province as a leader in fighting systemic racism and advancing racial equity for all. The Anti-Racism Act, 2017 strengthens the government’s commitment to identify and combat systemic racism in policies, programs and services and build a fair society where everyone is provided equal opportunity. The legislation: Establishes the […]

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Sponsorship Opportunity: Multicultural Wellness Fair 2017

The annual Multicultural Wellness Fair (MWF) is a multi-agency partnering initiative that aims to reach out to culturally diverse populations in Hamilton with information and resources about mental health and wellness services. The MWF is usually held during mental health week in May. This year, marking its 5th anniversary, it will be held on October […]

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Meet our new staff member- Sarah Jama

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Jama, who will work as an Outreach Coordinator to support HCCI programs, specifically focusing on DiverseCity onBoard for the coming few months. A recent McMaster graduate, Sarah is no stranger to the Hamilton community and has established herself as young community organizer and civic leader. She is the 2016/17 President of […]

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training for non-profit leaders

The Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) is collaborating with The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) to implement a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training program for leaders in the non-profit sector. The program will equip leaders in non-profit organizations with skills and tools: – To examine the state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in […]

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Interview with Appointee Sonia Kumar

DiverseCity onBoard board appointee

“As a young female entrepreneur with a bicultural background, I think that it’s incredibly important for people of different ages, backgrounds, and experiences to be represented, especially in a growing, diverse city such as Hamilton.” Sonia Kumar, Founder/Owner of Body Brave Sonia Kumar is the founder and owner of Body Brave, a Hamilton-based social enterprise aimed […]

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Anti Racism Action Initiative Community Report-Back

On November 25th 2016 The McMaster Womanists collaborated with community groups to initiate conversations in order to provide a more accessible venue for community members and students who wish to discuss their experiences of racism, and xenophobia. This initiative worked to eliminate the bureaucracy and positional hardships that accompanies being vocal around issues of racism in […]

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We are hiring: Outreach Coordinator

We are hiring for an Outreach Coordinator whose main role will be to conduct community outreach activities to promote DiverseCity onBoard and other related programs at HCCI.  The Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) is a community-based organization with a mission to create effective and sustainable ways of ensuring that all Hamiltonians can fully participate in […]

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Ontario government unveils 3-year plan to battle racism

The provincial government has announced a sweeping new plan for tackling systemic racism that includes Ontario’s first anti-racism legislation, $47 million for black youth, and a framework for collecting race-based data — something community activists have long demanded. The “pan-government” strategy — developed over the last year by the province’s still-fledgling anti-racism directorate — was […]

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