Welcome

The ESCR is a registered Canadian charity whose purpose is to assist refugees, immigrants and migrants to make Hamilton their home.

 

Our Mission

The ESCR is a Hamilton-based registered charity that provides emergency loans and gifts to at risk immigrants, refugees and other migrants.

Our Vision

A welcoming community where immigrants, refugees and all migrants find security and belonging.

Our Values
  • Human Rights and Justice

  • Transparency and Accountability

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equality

  • Respect, Compassion and Dignity

  • Safety

Our History

 

The ESCR was founded in 1987 as a cooperative response by churches and community groups to meet the unique needs of refugees, immigrants and migrants who make Hamilton their home. 

 

As a registered Canadian charity, the ESCR plays a vital role in facilitating the process of family re-unification and the full participation of New Canadians  into our community. 

Maria Antelo

Chair

Nora Melara-Lopez

Coordinator

Ragad Abdellatif

Director

Sacha Kovalchuk

Director

Alex Matheson

Director

Fahima Hashim

Director

Phillipe Lamarche

Treasurer

Yuri Varela Jr.

Director

Mary Anne Peters

Director

Beesan Shehada

Director

Our Team

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