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Name Located Address Phone Description Hours Areas Served Eligibility / Application / Fees
Banyan, Community Services and Non-Profit Management Services
(HAM2344)
Hamilton East 681 Main St E
Hamilton ON L8M 1K3
905-545-0133
1-866-545-0133
Provides services and programs designed to help disadvantaged or at-risk members of the community learn new skills, attitudes, and behaviours.
Recreation Services:
* Camp Maple Leaf
* SNAP Connection
Centralized Services for Children in Conflict with the Law:
* Counselling and Assessment
* Grocer-Ease
* Reintegration Services
* Youth Court Mental Health Worker
Residential Services:
* George R. Force Group Home
* Arrell Youth Centre
* Peninsula Youth Centre
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Central Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Contact for information

Banyan, Crime Prevention and Early Intervention Programs, Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Connection Program
(HAM2533)
Hamilton West 430 York Blvd
Hamilton ON L8R 3K8
905-544-7778
A program designed to teach self-control and problem solving skills to children. Based on the social leaning model of the development and treatment of aggression and antisocial behaviour.
Programs & Services:
- SNAP for Boys
- SNAP for Girls
- Parent Training Groups – run concurrently with Boy’s and Girl’s Groups
- Girls Growing Up Healthy – Mother/Daughter SNAP Group
- Individual Counselling & Mentoring
- School Advocacy & Support
- Clinical Services
- Hamilton Arson Prevention Program for Children (HAPP-C) provided by Hamilton Emergency Fire Services – for children with fire involvement/interest
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Children may only be enrolled prior to 12th birthday

Application

Contact for information

Banyan Senior Services, Grocer-Ease Program
(HAM0704)
Hamilton Central 681 Main St E
Hamilton ON L8M 1K3
905-545-1175
Provides a grocery shopping and delivery service for seniors or disabled persons who are unable to get out and purchase their own groceries.
Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton Eligibility

Seniors and people with disabilities

Application

by referral * contact for information

Banyan Youth Services, Counselling and Assessment
(HAM2613)
Hamilton Mountain East 320 Anchor Rd
Hamilton ON L8W 3R2
905-574-0610
Support services focusing on individuals who have been charged/found guilty of an offence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Central Ontario, Southwestern Ontario Eligibility

Young people who are on probation are referred to the program by their Case Manager (Probation Officer).

Application

Contact for information

Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair
(HAM3479)
Hamilton Mountain Central 135 Fennel Ave W
Hamilton ON L9C 1E9
905-304-0993
An annual project science competition for students in grades seven to twelve, sending the best to Canada Wide and International competitions. Runs over a 4 day period, one day for public viewing.
Hours vary
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Haldimand County, Brant County, Six Nations of the Grand River, New Credit, Glanbrook Application

Register to participate. Application available online

Beginnings Family Services
(HAM2091)
Hamilton Central 1 Young St Ste 308
Hamilton ON L8N 1T8
905-528-6665
1-877-528-6665
A faith-based agency providing pregnancy counselling and adoption services as well as infertility counselling and embryo donation services to clients.
Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm
Ontario Eligibility

Open to all

Application

No application

Behaviour Innovations
(HAM1409)
Hamilton Central 57 Young St
Hamilton ON L8N 1V1
905-570-0777
Offers programs to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Services include diagnosis, applied behaviour analysis treatment, intensive behaviour intervention, and positive behaviour supports.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4 pm
Hamilton (City of), Guelph, Cambridge, Waterloo Eligibility

Provides applied behaviour analytic services to children, adolescents and adults

Application

Referral or self-referral

Bell Canada, Accessibility Services Centre
(HAM4435)
Canada
1-800-268-9243
Extensively trained to be familiar with the barriers faced by persons with disabilities, as well as some of the accommodations that are used to overcome those barriers. Offers different types of billing formats: Braille, Audio, E-Text and Large Print.
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Quebec, Ontario Eligibility

Seniors, people with disabilities

Application

Contact for information

Bereaved Families of Ontario, South Central Region
(HAM2375)
Hamilton Central 300 Fennell Ave E
Hamilton ON L9A 1T2
905-318-0070
Peer support group sessions, with highly trained facilitators, to help cope with the loss of a sibling, parent or child.
Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm
Hamilton (City of), Burlington, Brant County, Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Norfolk County Application

Pre-registration required for all programs - call to inquire

Bereavement Network of Hamilton, Burlington, and Waterdown
(HAM2897)
Hamilton Mountain West 1020 Upper James St
Hamilton ON L9C 3A8
905-574-5070
A network of front-line workers working in bereavement groups in the communities of Hamilton, Burlington and Waterdown. They meet to exchange information, provide support, and discuss bereavement needs and issues. They produces a brochure outlining bereavement services available at no cost (call for pamphlet), plans and coordinates Bereavement Month in November.
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region Eligibility

Those working and/or volunteering in front line bereavement or palliative care counselling

Application

No application required

Best Buddies Canada
(HAM1399)
Hamilton (City of)
1-416-531-0003
Head Office 1-888-779-0061
National charity and friendship program that increases inclusion in over 400 schools across the country. In elementary and high schools, students with and without special needs are matched in meaningful friendships. At the university level, student volunteers are matched with adults with special needs in the community.
Head Office : Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Elementary, high school, and college/university students

Application

Call for information. Application forms available online.

Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton
(HAM1885)
Hamilton West 81 Arkell St
Hamilton ON L8S 1N6
905-523-0411
Provides services in Westdale such to help people with developmental disabilities, including residential, supported independent living, respite, and outreach programs.
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Hamilton West Eligibility

Adults with developmental disabilities

Application

Contact for information

Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton, Beth Tikvah Residence
(HAM4432)
Hamilton West 81 Arkell St
Hamilton ON L8S 1N6
Admin: 905-523-0411 * Residence: 905-527-8536
Provides residential support services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Individuals with developmental disabilities

Application

Contact for information

Beth Tikvah Foundation of Hamilton, Outreach, Independent Living, and Respite Services
(HAM0644)
Hamilton West 81 Arkell St
Hamilton ON L8S 1N6
905-523-0411
Provides supports to people with developmental delays through residential, group home, supported living, and respite services. The Outreach Program supports individuals with a developmental disability to socialize with others who themselves have developmental issues, and realize fuller social participation.
Hours vary
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Adults with developmental disabilities

Application

Contact for information

Bethesda, Hamilton Regional Programs, Adult Community Services
(HAM3220)
Thorold 3280 Schmon Pkwy
Thorold ON L2V 4Y6
905-297-5604 Bethesda Services
* Hamilton area 1-877-376-4674
Offers services to adults with a development disability that include support for individuals involved in the justice system, experiencing behavioural challenges, and needing residential options.
* DUAL DIAGNOSIS JUSTICE PROGRAM is for individuals who reside in the region of Niagara, Brant, Hamilton, or Haldimand/Norfolk and have both a developmental disability and a mental health problem and have been or are currently involved in the justice system.
* COMMUNITY RESPONSE PROGRAM is for individuals who reside in the Niagara, Hamilton, Brant, or Haldimand/Norfolk regions and are experiencing urgent behavioural challenges significant enough to potentially place them or others at risk.
* RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT SERVICES offer residential options in Niagara to individuals from the Niagara, Hamilton, Brant, or Haldimand/Norfolk regions.
* TWIN LAKES CLINICAL SERVICES is one of our outreach programs for adults who reside in the region of Niagara, Hamilton, Brant or Haldimand/Norfolk and require specialized clinical services. Services available include psychiatry, psychology, and speech and language services, as well as various other consultations and supports.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

Adults with a developmental disability

Application

Contact for information

Bethesda, Hamilton Regional Programs, Adult Community Services, Dual Diagnosis Justice Case Management Program
(HAM0624)
Thorold 3280 Schmon Pkwy
Thorold ON L2V 4Y6
905-297-5604 DSO 905-684-6918
Program is for individuals who have a developmental disability and a psychiatric disorder and have been or are currently involved in the justice system.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

The program is available to those individuals who reside in the region of Niagara, Brant, Hamilton or Haldimand/Norfolk.

Application

Phone Contact Hamilton for access to locally available services 905-570-8888

Bethesda, Twin Lakes Clinical Services, Hamilton Location
(HAM2951)
Hamilton Mountain East 550 Fennell Ave E
Hamilton ON L8V 4S9
905-684-6918
1-800-789-1773
A regional program, that offers specialized clinical services, including psychiatry, psychology, social work services and speech and language services, to adults with a developmental disability
The second location in Thorold is at:
3250 Schmon Pkwy, Unit 10, Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County Eligibility

For adults with special needs who require specialized clinical services.

Application

Referrals are made through the local Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) in the Hamilton, Brantford, Haldimand Norfolk, and Niagara communities, including First Nations communities of Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington
(HAM0047)
Hamilton East 639 Main St E
Hamilton ON L8M 1J4
905-525-3860
Provides children, primarily from single-parent families, with a positive role model through adult volunteer mentors. Mentors are male or female, individuals, couples, families, students, and retirees.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm * rotating evening schedule
Hamilton (City of), Burlington Eligibility

Application

Contact intake coordinator to register client for wait list * Volunteers complete application form and criminal record check.

Birthright Hamilton
(HAM0055)
Hamilton Central 370 Main St E Suite M1
Hamilton ON L8N 1J6
905-527-3677
1-800-550-4900
Offers free, confidential, non-denominational, 24 hour emergency service for women distressed by pregnancy.
Services include:
* counselling and referrals
* assistance in finding accommodation
* free diapers and formula (when donations allow)
* free maternity and baby clothes (newborn to 2 years)
* free pregnancy testing
Mon–Fri 10 am–3 pm * Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30 pm–9 pm * Sat 10 am–1 pm
Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Norfolk County Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Drop-in, by appointment or feel free to call for an appointment

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton
(HAM6354)
Hamilton East 45 Ellis Ave
Hamilton ON L8H 4L8
905-549-2814
Offers a variety of drop-in and registered programs for members and families at various locations.
Programs include:
Adult Day Programs
Day Camps
Drop-In Programs
Youth Programs
Ontario Early Years Centres
Administration Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Adults, Seniors, Youth, Infants, Toddlers, Children

Application

Contact for information

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, Childrens Programs
(HAM2487)
Hamilton East 45 Ellis Ave
Hamilton ON L8H 4L8
905-549-2814
Programs are offered in a structure setting or on a drop in basis. Offers programs and experiences that are affordable, accessible and reliable with a focus on learning and skills development. Programs include homework help, computer access, open swims and swimming lessons, cooking, art attack, babysitting, kids theatre, music programs, knitting, photography, mini scientists, Skate the Dream, flag football, gymnastics, soccer, ball hockey, basketball, multi sport, running, dance, tennis, lacrosse, baseball, girls only programs, early learning activities and an adult day program. Actively works to remove barriers to participation, and offers a daily, healthy after-school snack.
See programs & services guide for program details.
Mon-Fri 3 pm-10 pm, Sat 9 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of) Application

Contact for information

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, Drop-In Program, Tech Centre
(HAM6227)
Hamilton East 45 Ellis Ave
Hamilton ON L8H 4L8
905-549-2814
Provides public free high speed Internet access for use as a resource for job searches or to enhance digital literacy. There are also scanners and a laser printer.
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm (children) 9 am-3 pm (adults), 6 pm-8 pm (children), * Sat 9 am–12 noon, 1–4 pm (Children/Youth)
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Contact for information

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, Pine Grove Place Location
(HAM0209)
Hamilton East 30 Congress Cres
Hamilton ON L8K 5H8
An outreach program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton, in partnership with CityHousing Hamilton. This community-based program is geared towards developing children's interests and providing new creative and educational opportunities.
School Year Tue 6 pm-8 pm
Hamilton East, Stoney Creek - Lower Eligibility

Children in catchment area of Congress Crescent.

Application

Registration forms for programs available online

Brain Injury Services
(HAM0342)
Hamilton Central 225 King William St Ste 508
Hamilton ON L8R 1B1
905-523-8852 ext 123
A community-based rehabilitation service for individuals who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI).
* Publicly-funded services (service funded through the healthcare system) are offered directly by the agency.
* Privately-funded services (through insurance plans and other private means) are offered through the Step Up! ABI Recovery, a division of Brain Injury Services.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County, Haldimand County, Burlington Application

Application available on-line

Brain Injury Services, BISHPets animal-assisted therapy program
(HAM2404)
Hamilton Central 225 King William St Suite 508
Hamilton ON L8R 1B1
905-523-8852 ext 274
Volunteer service developed and implemented by Brain Injury Services to provide animal assisted activity and animal assisted therapy (AAA/AAT) to BIS clients by volunteers and their pets. Pets are evaluated and met certain veterinary and performance requirements.
Volunteers BISHPets is also a supporter of the Hamilton Public Library's children's reading development program Paws for Reading.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Brant County, Burlington, Niagara Region, Norfolk County, Haldimand County Eligibility

Potential animal handlers must be 16 years of age * BIS clients are adults * Paws for Reading clients are primary school children

Application

Pet evaluations typically occur every two months and registration is required. Contact volunteer services or check website for details.

Brain Injury Services, Community Services - Group Services
(HAM0021)
Hamilton Central 225 King William St Ste 508
Hamilton ON L8R 1B1
905-523-8852 ext 123
For clients living on their own or in an one of their residence can join with others in a variety of social, educational and recreational activities. Program offers clients a variety of programming and works with other agencies to deliver similar services. Must be a registered client to participate through the Group Services unit.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Norfolk County, Brant County, Burlington, Niagara Region Eligibility

Must have experienced a brain injury and reside in the Hamilton, Burlington, Brant, Haldimand, or Norfolk area.

Application

Contact or visit website

Brain Injury Services, Community Services - Outreach Services
(HAM2108)
Hamilton Central 225 King William St Ste 508
Hamilton ON L8R 1B1
905-523-8852 ext 123
Staff go to see clients living with the effects of a brain injury, whether they live on their own, with family, or in supported living environments. They are offered opportunities for skill training and optimum community access.
The staff team has a diverse range of expertise including employment counselling, assisting with community re-entry skills or memory and anger management skills, improving self-esteem, accessing housing options, and accessing government programs and other community programs.
Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Brant County, Norfolk County, Burlington, Niagara Region Application

Application available on-line

Brain Injury Services, Educational Services
(HAM0161)
Hamilton Central 225 King William St Suite 508
Hamilton ON L8R 1B1
905-523-8852
Offers educational activities include direct support to students living with a brain injury, as well as educational activities promoting brain injury awareness and prevention.
Skilled staff can assist students with school re-integration, including tutoring and seeking access to higher education, such as college. Provides support with family and peer relationship issues that may arise, such as anger management.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Brant County, Norfolk County, Niagara Region, Burlington Eligibility

Physician referral

Application

Application available online

Brain Injury Services, Residential Services
(HAM0052)
Hamilton Central 225 King William St Suite 508
Hamilton ON L8R 1B1
905-523-8852
Provides the opportunity to transition from highly supportive residential services to independent living in the community. Residences include: Cathy Wever Place and Campden Heights * Elmhurst Place * John Reesor Centre * Kenny House * Ravenda House * Transitional Living Service
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Residence Mon-Sun 24 hours
Hamilton (City of), Brant County, Burlington, Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Norfolk County Application

Contact for information

Brain Injury Services, Step Up! ABI Recovery - Educational Services
(HAM0532)
Hamilton East 225 King William St 508
Hamilton ON L8R 1B1
905-523-8852 ext 117
Provides direct support to students living with a brain injury, as well as educational activities promoting brain injury awareness and prevention. Staff will assist students with school re-integration, including tutoring and seeking access to higher education, such as college. Also provides support with family and peer relationship issues that may arise, such as anger management.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Brant County, Norfolk County, Burlington, Niagara Region Application

Contact for information

Brain Injury Services, Step Up! ABI Recovery - Residential Services
(HAM3470)
Hamilton Central 225 King William Street Suite 508
Hamilton ON L8R 1B1
905-523-8852 ext 117
Provides residential and outreach rehabilitation services for individuals living with a brain injury. Services can be delivered in the home or, in the case of more severe brain injuries, in residences providing 24-hour, seven-days-a-week care.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Burlington, Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

Residential services are available only for those 16 years or older.

Application

An application can be made by a survivor, family member or a professional involved * Application Process for Services

Buchanan Park Sports Council
(HAM3375)
Hamilton Mountain Central 30 Laurier Ave
Hamilton ON L9C 3R9
905-385-5449
Offers a softball league in seven divisions for boys and girls, and a women's league. Fastball is played in every division.
Hours vary
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Register online or during specific dates in April

Burlington Public Library, Information Burlington
(HAM0194)
Burlington 2331 New St
Burlington ON L7R 1J4
Community Information Line 905-639-3611 ext 1222
A free community information and referral service for members of the public.
Mon-Thu 9am-9pm * Fri 9am-6pm * Sat 9am-5pm * Sun (after Thanksgiving to end of June only) 1pm-5pm
Burlington Eligibility

Open to all

Application

No application required

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
(HAM2962)
Toronto Downtown 401 Bay St Ste 2200
Toronto ON M5H 1Z5
416-325-5669
1-800-263-2841
An independent voice for Ontario's children and youth who are either in care or on the margins of government care.
Mandate includes:
* Child welfare
* Youth criminal justice system, youth in court holding cells or being transported to and from court holding cells
* Children's mental health services
* Developmental services and children’s treatment facilities
* Students of provincial and demonstration schools
* First Nations children and youth
* Children and youth with special needs
Reporting directly to the Legislature of Ontario, the Advocate’s Office partners with children and youth to elevate their voices and promote action on their issues.
In response to a request, a complaint, or on its own initiative, the Advocate’s Office acts on behalf of concerns of individuals or groups of children or youth and can undertake reviews, make recommendations, and provide advice to governments, facilities, systems, agencies, or service providers.
As of March 1, 2016, the Provincial Advocate will have the legislative authority to investigate (individual and systemic) complaints concerning a child or a group of children receiving services from a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) or a residential licensee where a CAS is the placing agency, and make recommendations to improve services.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Ontario Eligibility

Those seeking or receiving state care

Application

Contact agency

Ontario Early Years Centre, Hamilton East, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, Bagshaw Neighbourhood Site
(HAM2242)
Hamilton East - Eastern Section 350 Albright Rd
Hamilton ON L8K 5J4
905-308-2954
The Ontario Early Years Centres in Hamilton strive to work with parents, caregivers and the community to:
  • Promote children's optimal development and readiness to learn which will assist children to reach their fullest potential
  • Create an environment where all children are safe and secure within our communities.
  • The vision for Hamilton's Early Years Centres is to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all parents and caregivers. The Early Years Centres allow parents and caregivers to acquire information, resources and support they need to ensure that all children have the best possible start in life, and provide a place where parents, grandparents, caregivers and children six years of age and younger play and learn together.
    Toy lending library services are available at this location.
    This program presently participates in Raising the Bar. It was developed to promote and support observance of community standards in a variety of early learning and child care programs. For more information please go to: www.ascy.ca/raising-the-bar/
    Mon-Thu 8:45 am-3:30 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Hamilton East Eligibility

    Children must be accompanied by parents, grandparents or caregivers.

    Application

    Registration is required for some programs

    Ontario Early Years Centre, Hamilton East, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, Hillcrest Neighbourhood Site
    (HAM0318)
    Hamilton East - Eastern Section 40 Eastwood St
    Hamilton ON L8H 6R7
    905-545-5995
    The Ontario Early Years Centres in Hamilton strive to work with parents, caregivers and the community to:
    * Promote children's optimal development and readiness to learn which will assist children to reach their fullest potential
    * Create an environment where all children are safe and secure within our communities
    The vision for Hamilton's Early Years Centres is to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all parents and caregivers. The Early Years Centres allow parents and caregivers to acquire information, resources and support they need to ensure that all children have the best possible start in life.
    Toy lending library services are available at this location.
    This program presently participates in Raising the Bar. It was developed to promote and support observance of community standards in a variety of early learning and child care programs. For more information please go to: www.ascy.ca/raising-the-bar/
    Mon-Thu 8:45 am-3:30 pm * Fri 8:45 am-12 noon
    Hamilton (City of), Hamilton East Eligibility

    Children must be accompanied by parents, grandparents or caregivers.

    Application

    Registration is required for some programs

    Ontario Early Years Centre, Hamilton East, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, Main Site - Ellis Avenue Location
    (HAM0314)
    Hamilton East - Central Section 45 Ellis Ave
    Hamilton ON L8H 4L8
    905-549-2814 ext 230
    Promotes children's optimal development and readiness to learn by creating an environment where every child can feel safe and secure. At each OEYC parents and caregivers can acquire information, resources, and support they need to ensure that children have the best possible start in life, and children six years of age and younger play and learn together with parents, grandparents, and caregivers.
    Major services include:
    * Early learning activities, providing learning though interactive play
    * Parent resources and education - through workshops, written information, staff guidance, and other parent education initiatives
    * "Check It Out" drop-in - community professionals available to meet with families with their children from newborn to age 6 to offer consultation, teaching, and referral with respect to their child's development. Offers support for questions about development, behaviour, vision, nutritional needs, dental health, and speech and language development. This is a free consultation and no appointment is required. Clinics are held at various locations and times throughout the City of Hamilton. Call for specific information. Registration takes place between 9:30 am and 10:30 am.
    * Pre- and post-natal resources and information - through partnerships with Public Health and information available on site
    * Information About Links to Other Early Years Services - parents and caregivers will be able to access information about all Early Years and related services available in Hamilton through a partnership with Information Hamilton and the Early Years Information Line
    * Early Literacy Programs - work with staff, families and caregivers to strengthen children's reading readiness, listening and language skills.
    * Outreach Services - take Early Years programs into communities where transportation or distance presents challenges. In Hamilton there will be travelling programs for people who cannot get to an Early Years Centre and neighbourhood sites so you can get to Early Years programs close to where you live.
    * Speakers Bureau - a program where educational opportunities are made available to parents and caregivers to learn more about being a parent, raising a family and keeping your children safe and healthy.
    * Volunteer Coordination - provides opportunities for well-trained volunteers to contribute to the work of Early Years Centres and to support the development of Early Years Services in communities.
    * Data Gathering and Monitoring - will be an important part of the Early Years Services. It will help to ensure that the programs and services offered at the Early Years Centre are effective and responsive to the children, families and caregivers who visit.
    Toy lending library services are available at this location.
    This site offers Aboriginal programming once a month. For more information on Aboriginal services in the City of Hamilton contact the "Niwasa Early Learning and Outreach Program" at 905-549-4884.
    This program presently participates in Raising the Bar. It was developed to promote and support observance of community standards in a variety of early learning and child care programs. For more information please go to: www.ascy.ca/raising-the-bar/
    Mon-Thu 9 am-3:30 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon, Sat 9 am-1 pm * Check it out drop-in program - call for specific dates and times
    Hamilton (City of), Hamilton East Eligibility

    Children must be accompanied by parents, grandparents or caregivers.

    Application

    Registration is required for some programs

    Ontario Early Years Centre, Hamilton East, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, Neighbourhood Site - Pine Grove Location
    (HAM0545)
    Hamilton East - Eastern Section 20 Congress Cres Recreation Rm
    Hamilton ON L8K 5H7
    905-578-2531
    The Ontario Early Years Centres in Hamilton strive to work with parents, caregivers and the community to:
  • Promote children's optimal development and readiness to learn which will assist children to reach their fullest potential
  • Create an environment where all children are safe and secure within our communities.
  • The vision for Hamilton's Early Years Centres is to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all parents and caregivers. The Early Years Centres allow parents and caregivers to acquire information, resources and support they need to ensure that all children have the best possible start in life, and provide a place where parents, grandparents, caregivers and children six years of age and younger play and learn together.
    Toy lending library services are available at this location.
    This program presently participates in Raising the Bar. It was developed to promote and support observance of community standards in a variety of early learning and child care programs. For more information please go to: www.ascy.ca/raising-the-bar/
    Tue, Thu 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Hamilton East Eligibility

    Children must be accompanied by parents, grandparents or caregivers.

    Application

    Registration is required for some programs

    Ontario Early Years Centre, Hamilton East, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, Sanford Neighbourhood Site
    (HAM0541)
    Hamilton East - Central Section 735 King St E Floor 1A
    Hamilton ON L8M 1A1
    905-525-5855
    The Ontario Early Years Centres in Hamilton strive to work with parents, caregivers and the community to:
  • Promote children's optimal development and readiness to learn which will assist children to reach their fullest potential
  • Create an environment where all children are safe and secure within our communities.
  • The vision for Hamilton's Early Years Centres is to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all parents and caregivers. The Early Years Centres allow parents and caregivers to acquire information, resources and support they need to ensure that all children have the best possible start in life, and provide a place where parents, grandparents, caregivers and children six years of age and younger play and learn together.
    Toy lending library services are available at this location.
    This program presently participates in Raising the Bar. It was developed to promote and support observance of community standards in a variety of early learning and child care programs. For more information please go to: www.ascy.ca/raising-the-bar/
    Mon-Thu 9 am-3:30 pm * Fri 9 am-12 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Hamilton East Eligibility

    Children must be accompanied by parents, grandparents or caregivers.

    Application

    Registration is required for some programs