Immigrant Mutual Assistance Associations

Programs developed and staffed by former refugees and immigrants that help newly arrived people from their previous country or region of residence begin a new life in Canada. Mutual assistance associations address the unique cultural needs of the specific immigrant/refugee population they serve and provide a variety of services including cultural adjustment support, English or French language instruction, interpretation/translation services, housing and employment assistance, transportation, clothing and furniture, as needed, small business development assistance and help in accessing other social services.

 

Services

A local organization for Barbadian Canadians living in Hamilton, providing youth and seniors groups, youth counselling, recreational activities, and general information on Barbados.

A local organization for Barbadian Canadians living in Hamilton, providing youth and seniors groups, youth counselling, recreational activities, and general information on Barbados.

Promotes and serves the Greek community by helping with adjustment to the Canadian way of life. 

Services include:

  • sponsoring functions
  • social clubs and activities
  • welcoming and providing assistance for newcomers

Location of the Hamilton chapter of the American Hellenic Progressive Association, a national Hellenic heritage group that promotes Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.

A national Hellenic heritage group that promotes Hellinism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.

Offers settlement services for Afghan newcomers to Hamilton and helps vulnerable newcomers who face additional adaptation barriers to successfully integrate into the Canadian society by offering specialized programs and services.

Location of the Afghan Association of Hamilton, a community organization that offers settlement services for Afghan newcomers to Hamilton.

A community organization that offers settlement services for Afghan newcomers to Hamilton.

Location of the Immigrant Culture and Art Association, a non-profit agency the joins efforts and expertise with other community partners to provide programs and services targeted at introducing, promoting, and preserving the cultural, and artistic expressions, experiences, and abilities of immigr

A non-profit agency the joins efforts and expertise with other community partners to provide programs and services targeted at introducing, promoting, and preserving the cultural, and artistic expressions, experiences, and abilities of immigrants to enrich Canadian society.

Operates and facilitates a variety of programs and activities that promote Chinese language, culture, arts, and heritage.

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