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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Press Release Regarding Violent Attack on Quebec City Mosque

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2017 HAMILTON – The Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) stands in solidarity with members of the Centre culturel islamique de Québec in condemning the horrific fatal attacks on worshippers at its Masjid on Sunday night in Québec city. This incident is a reminder that attacks against religious minorities and […]

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Being an Ally: Cultural Competency Workshop

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI), in collaboration with Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) and Wesley Urban Ministries, is happy to offer this Cultural Competency Workshop to individuals and groups that are involved in welcoming and settling Syrian refugees in Hamilton. This 2.5 hours workshop is focused on developing cross-cultural communications skills, respecting differences and […]

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Honour Based Violence (HBV): Information Session

This November, in support of Women Abuse Prevention Month, Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) invites you to raise awareness about Honour Based Violence (HBV), which is a form violence against an individual who has ‘dishonoured’ their family. It is critical for service providers to understand the role of cultural factors in violence against women […]

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