Welcoming Syrian newcomers
To support efforts to welcome newcomers, Hamilton’s City Council approved the creation of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Syrian Newcomers in March 2016. The committee brings together key community organizations, partners and city departments with a central focus - to work together to ensure the health and well-being of Syrian newcomers in Hamilton. The work of the committee will focus on key areas to ensure the health and well-being of the city’s newest residents. The committee will be supported by five working groups: housing, health, education, employment, language and training and community support and networks. Hamilton also prepared resources for newcomers, community and resettlement partners, many of which are available in Arabic.