A quarter of Hamiltonians are immigrants and about 10% have come to Hamilton in the last five years (2016 census). Eventhough the city recognizes the value of immigration and aspires to be a welcoming and inclusive city, newcomers settling into Hamilton still face discrimination and exclusion and don't always feel welcome. Misleading myths and stereotypes about immigrants and refugees contribute to this divide.
With the message 'You don't just belong in Hamilton, You are Hamilton', #HamiltonForAll aims at addressing these misconceptions and stereotypes, drawing attention to our similarities instead of our differences. The campaign encourages Hamiltonians to connect with and welcome newcomers. It stimulates conversations among residents, paving the way to creating connections and inspiring inclusivity through simple actions that ranges from sharing welcoming messages on social media to other grassroots community initatives to support newcomers. See below how you can get involved.
Download #HamiltonForAll posters to share, print and spread the 'You are Hamilton' message.
Read and share #HamiltonForAll ambassador stories. Contact us to invite them to your events.
We all can do our part to make newcomers feel welcomed and included in our city. Find out what you can do.
Tell us about activities in your community that are happening to welcome newcomers. We will map these activities and share them on 'Newcomers Day' in May 2018
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