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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 11, Issue 5 (November 30/17)
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Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 4% 

Participation Rate: 68.1% 

Employment Rate: 

(Info from Statistics Canada)

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New #HamiltonForAll campaign aims to make Hamilton more welcoming to newcomers

Hamilton has the 2nd highest rate for hate crimes in Canada.

Hamilton had 115 hate incidents in 2016.

Twenty-five percent of Hamiltonians are immigrants, and 10% have come to Hamilton in the last 5 years.

All of these reasons, and more, are the catalyst for the creation of #HamiltonForAll.

The first phase of a public awareness campaign, a partnership between the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council, the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) was launched on November 28/17.

Campaign goals include:
  • Ensure that both long time residents of Hamilton and newcomers receive the message that Hamilton belongs to everyone
  • Make the city more welcoming to immigrants and refugees
  • Inspire residents to connect with newcomers
Visit the #HamiltonForAll site to download posters, read the stories of community ambassadors (immigrant and refugee Hamiltonians), view resources and submit your community activities that are helping to welcome newcomers.
Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters, Documentary Screening and Discussion

Over 40 local employment services counselors attended the screening of Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters, a documentary film which is part of the Redirection:
Work and Later Life Career Development Project, a study focused on older workers led by Dr. Suzanne L. Cook, of York University.

Funded by the Canadian Education and Research Insitute for Counselling (CERIC) the documentary shares the stories of five people who changed their occupations at age 50  or older. Their stories are compelling and engaging as they describe the issues and challenges they faced and their journey transitioning into new work.

After viewing the film Dr. Cook reviewed the Redirection Companion Guide with the group, which explains how to use the documentary with clients, and how to  stimulate discussion with clients.

Meditation: The 21st Century Success Habit!

Members of the Employment Assistance Resource Network heard a presentation on November 29th by Angela Kontgen, Meditation Coach and Creator. Angela spent 17 years coaching people on all aspects of life and leadership, and today focuses on meditation, as it positively influences and impacts all aspects of our life.

She shared her views on why mediation is important for everyone, and how it can be used to combat disease and stress. 

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