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Posted: October 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Downtown School Opening Soon

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

  The Hamilton Swahili School will be opening a new branch downtown.  Here is a message from them for you.

   “Habari zenu, downtown Hamilton. We have some good news for you. We will be starting language classes in Downtown Hamilton. The classes are completely free for any elementary student in Hamilton. Students will have the chance to learn Africa’s most popular indigenous language as well as be exposed to various African cultures as well. To register your child, please email us at hamiltonswahilischool@gmail.com for more information.

              Habari zenu,mji wa Hamilton. Tuna habari njema! Tutaanza masomo ya lugha ya Kiswahili katika kitovu cha mji wetu. Mwanafunzi yeyote wa shule ya msingi anaweza kuhudhuria masomo haya bila malipo. Wanafunzi watapata fursa ya kujifunza lugha asili iliyo  mashuhuri zaidi katika bara la Afrika na asili tofauti za kiAfrika. Tafadhali tuma barua pepe kwa anwani ifuatayo  ili kumsajilisha mtoto: hamiltonswahilischool@gmail.com.

YES! MY LUVVIES! MY FAVORITE AFRICAN CHOIR IS IN TOWN!

 For those of you who have never heard of SGC, you are missing out on a good thing. They are an African choir who take on various South African, Gospel and Classical standards with amazing gusto and have performed with everyone from Bono, Shakira, Angelique Kidjo, Keri Hilson, Robert Plant. And their latest Grammy win was for the famous score to the video game “Civilization IV” . Do yourself a favour , listen to the radio show, win yourself some tickets to their Toronto concert and check them out.
   If you would like to win a pair of tickets to the SGC concert in Toronto next Friday Feb 24, 2012, please tune in to our radio show this Sunday for your chance. The winner will have to answer two trivia questions via phone , and the answers can be found on their website http://www.sowetogospelchoir.com. Wishing you all the luck in the world.
Capetown to Cairo (The Best Mix of African music in Hamilton and the Environs)
Sundays 7-8PM EST
(905) 528 9888 live studio line
http://cfmu.msumcmaster.ca/
Here is a blurb about SGC: their repertoire is chorale music featuring South African, Gospel and Classical standards.

Heralded as the most exciting group to emerge in World Music in recent years, two-time Grammy & Emmy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns with a brand new show African Grace.

The Choir’s 24 singers, dancers and musicians deliver a flawless performance of traditional and contemporary songs infused with irrepressible spirit. Be uplifted by this joyful spectacular of song and dance.

On stage at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts in downtown Toronto. February 24th and 25th. Call 1-855-872-SONY or visitsonycentre.ca for tickets.

Posted: January 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

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African Canadian Network of Hamilton

 
(ACNOH)
ACNOH ALL PARTIES CANDIDATE OPEN-FORUM

WHEN: SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2011

WHERE: ROBERT LAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
460 WENTWORTH ST. N.
HAMILTON, ON, L8L 5W8

WHY: It is of utmost importance that we show up to this events as a large group,
to demonstrate the power as we are a force to be taken seriously! So please spread
the word to friends and loved ones to attend.

5:30Pm Reception and 6:00 Pm-8:00 Pm – Open Forum Candidate
(Please come on time as we will be starting at 6:00Pm sharp)

KEY PRIOTIES ISSUES IN OUR COMMUNITY:
Immigration Settlement and Integration Assistance for New Canadian
Community, Poverty, Unemployment, Housing Instability and Under Housing,
Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Framework.

CANDIDATES:

DAVID CHRISTOPHERSON, NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF CANADA.
ANNE TENNIER, LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA.
JIM BYRON, CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA.

All are invited and welcome to attend an Open Forum and listen to your candidates and have
opportunity to ask question. Should you have any questions, concerns or broad ideas, please feel
free to contact the community engagement team at acnohgroup@gmail.com

Or
Simon Mach: 289-700-3946 or 905 524-2677
Abakar Sharif: 905 -920-8045
Teshome Woldelassie: 905-525-5099
Habiba Ibrahim: 289-237-5710

For information on the candidates platforms, you can check out this article by Raise the Hammer
http://elections.raisethehammer.org/candidate/180/2

HEALTH SYSTEMS AND HEALTH EQUITY RESEARCH GROUP
CENTRE FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2011 STUDENTSHIP PROGRAM

The objective of the HSHER – Studentship Program is to provide undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in addictions and mental health services research an opportunity to gain research experience and skills in an inter-disciplinary environment, by working on projects in collaboration with Research Scientists and a Knowledge Exchange Manager in the Research group. HSHER has a strong focus on diversity and health equity research

Our studentship program provides a three-pronged approach to training.  First, there is an emphasis on hands-on learning and practical application of skills.  Each trainee will work with their mentor on ongoing projects.  Trainee educational objectives are jointly determined by the supervising faculty member and the trainee.  As a result, the summer experience is tailored to each student-supervisor team.  Second, for more structured learning, trainees participate in seminars with Unit faculty and staff to discuss issues that are often encountered in research.  Past series topics have included research ethics, healthcare reform and cultural representations of mental health and addictions.

Some of the scientists in the HSHER Group include:
Dr. Brian Rush: http://www.camh.net/Research/Areas_of_research/Social_Prevention_Health_Policy/HSRCU/Brian_rush_bio.html)
Dr. Lori Ross: http://www.camh.net/research/scientific_Staff_profiles/bio_detail.php?cuserID=104
Dr. Kwame McKenzie:  http://www.camh.net/research/scientific_Staff_profiles/bio_detail.php?cuserID=125; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtHOwfLGtg8
Dr. Violet Kaspar: http://www.camh.net/research/scientific_Staff_profiles/bio_detail.php?cuserID=102

To apply, a candidate must complete:
1)        a 2-page letter of intent explaining his/her interest in addiction and mental health services research/policy, potential objectives for participating in the program and what the candidate can contribute to the program;
2)        a C.V. or resume;
3)        a list of 3 references who are familiar with the student’s work;
4)                an interview by relevant faculty

Application deadline is May 15th 2011 and awards will be announced by May 25th, 2011.  The studentship will be from June 1st, 2011 to August 31st, 2011.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Geetha Manohar: geetha_manohar@camh.net<mailto:geetha_manohar@camh.net>

This came across my network. Please take the same precautions as you would when applying to any online positions.

Spring/Summer Employment Opportunity for 2011 Region of Peel Cordon Count Study
About LEA
LEA Consulting Ltd is a Canadian consulting engineering firm specialized in the
transportation infrastructure sector. For over 57 years the firm has been
providing consulting and advisory services in transportation planning, traffic
engineering, municipal and development engineering, roads and highways, bridges
and structures, transit and rail, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and
contract administration to a wide range of clients in the public and private
sectors across Canada and around the world.
If you know any person who is free and available for an 8 week assignment please
forward this to them. Twenty positions are available. The job is very
straightforward i.e Counting cars as they pass by the roadside so anybody who
can count is eligible. If interested, send an
email to gnzainga@yahoo. com.  Assignment starts next wednesday and is continuos
for 8 weeks.

Job Description
LEA Consulting Ltd is looking for dedicated and committed survey staff for the
2011 Peel Cordon Count Study.
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Part of the Region’s Cordon Count Program, the Study will survey all road
traffic entering and leaving the Region. The work, to be carried out from end of
April to beginning of July, will consist of manual counts of vehicles and their
occupants at a number of counting stations along screenlines set throughout the
Region of Peel. Counting will be done in two 8-hour shifts per day from Monday
to Thursday. Chosen applicants will be trained in surveying methods and the use
of electronic traffic counting equipment. Surveyors must have a valid Canadian
driver’s license, have access to a car for the duration of the work and be ready
to travel extensively throughout the Region of Peel.

Contract Duration: 2 months
Pay: $13.00 per hour
Entire survey day is 5:30 am – 8:30 pm with two 8.0 hours shifts available. 5:15
am – 1:15pm and 12:45pm – 8:45pm
Peak period assistance (6 hours) – 6:00am-12:00pm and/or 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
Survey days are Monday to Thursday outside of holidays.

If you, or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please call
647-567-4040  or  gnzainga@yahoo. com.