Board Appointee Showcase

“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, appointed at Lynwood Charlton Centre.

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Board Matching Program Exapands

The DiverseCity onBoard board matching service now serves: Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples, LGBT+, underrepresented immigrants, visible minorities and all women

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DiverseCity onBoard

Working towards ensuring governance boards of non-profit and public bodies represent the population they serve, DiverseCity onBoard connects qualified, pre-screened candidates from visible minority and underrepresented communities to volunteer board  positions.

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Advantage Diversity

Advantage Diversity is a workplace transformation program that will enable you to realize all the benefits of a dynamic, diverse, inclusive organizational culture. We’ve worked with businesses, school boards, police services, front-line social service organizations, healthcare providers and non-profits.

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Community Engagement

HCCI uses its partnerships with diverse communities, organizations, businesses, community groups, elected representatives, labour, and citizens to facilitate dialogue and provide opportunities to build leadership skills and increase civic engagement at all levels.

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Who we are

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) is a community based organization with a mandate to create a welcoming and inclusive city.

Current Programs

Community Engagement

Builds community through community engagement, public education, capacity building and advocacy at both individual and institution levels.

DiverseCity onBoard

A board matching service that trains and connects individuals from diverse backgrounds with board opportunities on nonprofit and public boards.

Advantage Diversity

A workplace transformation program that enables organizations to become more successful by embracing the benefits of a skilled, diverse workforce.

The latest from our blog

Ontario government unveils 3-year plan to battle racism

Mar 9, 2017

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 […]

Press Release Regarding Violent Attack on Quebec City Mosque

Jan 30, 2017

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 […]

‘We are not being complacent’: New Hamilton groups take anti-racism stand

Dec 9, 2016

Source- CBC Hundreds of Hamiltonians have shown up at a handful of gatherings in recent weeks to say they’re not OK with recent incidents of racism in their city. The incidents include: A woman who felt targeted because of her race in the grocery store line. A crew of young people allegedly yelling racial slurs […]

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