Vol. 5, Issue 4, May 23, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Hamilton Newcomer Day, June 14/19; Engage Talent event, June 24/19; Grant opportunity for youth mental health and substance use programs.
Hamilton Newcomer Day, June 14/19
Join the City of Hamilton in saying a “big welcome” to newcomers and immigrants. The Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council is hosting the second annual Newcomer Day.

It’s a celebration of newcomers in our city, our future together, and the richly diverse and inclusive Hamilton that we are.

When: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
Where: Hamilton City Hall

What to expect: 
  • Shop local and support small businesses at the Newcomer Marketplace 
  • Fire up your taste buds with diverse food options from the on-site vendors 
  • Enjoy multicultural entertainment and live performances
  • Engage in activities for children and families 
  • Get all the information you need to access local services at the Information Fair 
  • Witness a special Citizenship Ceremony

Here are some ways you can get involved: 

Looking for a place to display your crafts and promote your products? Join Our Newcomer Day Marketplace.  

Have questions? Email: [email protected] 
Engage Talent! Employer Engagement Event, June 24/19

Calling all employers and business operators in Hamilton! You are invited to this informative event geared to demystify and dispel fears and misconceptions around hiring people who have a disability including people with Down syndrome.

The Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton and the Ontario Disability Employment Network are co- hosting this employer engagement event on Monday, June 24th at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. 

The formal portion of the event runs from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and attendees can enjoy private access to some of the galleries and exhibitions which will be open prior to the start of the event from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

The event's keynote speaker is Joe Hoffer, a lawyer and partner with Cohen Highley LLP. Cohen Highley LLP has consistently employed persons with intellectual disabilities in highly visible client service and employee service positions for over 30 years with positive impacts for the firm in the workplace and in the community.

Grant opportunity for Youth Mental Health and Substance Use programs
The CMA Foundation’s Healthy Canadians Grants are designed to provide support for community-run initiatives that improve the quality of life for patients and vulnerable populations.

This year’s theme is youth mental health and substance use. The CMA Foundation is offering 15 grants of $20,000 each. Applicants must be 
a registered charity or qualified donee in Canada. Applications due May 31.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, April 2019
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca