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Name Located Address Phone Description Hours Areas Served Eligibility / Application / Fees
Early Literacy Hamilton
(HAM0997)
Hamilton (City of)
905-574-6876
Their mission is to improve literacy levels for all children in the community by ensuring that all programs serving young children will include a literacy focus.
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Hamilton (City of) Application

Contact for information

Early Words
(HAM0423)
Hamilton Mountain West 1160 Upper Paradise Rd Unit 6
Hamilton ON L9B 0A5
905-381-2828 ext 224 * Francophone ext 302
Responsible for three Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services programs. The Preschool Speech and Language Initiative is the umbrella organization of Hamilton's speech and language service for young children. Parents, childcare providers and other professionals working with young children can call for information about children's speech and language development and workshops. Parents can directly refer their child by calling and pressing "0".
The Infant Hearing Program serves Hamilton, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk and Niagara. Services include infant hearing screening, audiological services and communication intervention for young children with significant permanent hearing loss.
The Blind-Low Vision Early Intervention Program serves Hamilton, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk and Niagara. Services include home visiting and family support services for young children who are blind or have low vision.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Early Words accepts speech and language referrals for children before they enter Junior Kindergarten. The deadline is August 31st.

Application

Online www.ascy.ca/early-words-referral-form/

Early Words, Blind-Low Vision Program
(CCH0675)
Hamilton Mountain West 1160 Upper Paradise Rd Unit 6
Hamilton ON L9B 0A5
905-381-2828 ext 221
Program services include home visiting and family support services for young children who are blind or have low vision
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Norfolk County, Brant County Eligibility

Infants, toddlers and children

Application

Contact for information

Early Words, Infant Hearing Program
(HAM6270)
Hamilton Mountain West 1160 Upper Paradise Rd Unit 6
Hamilton ON L9B 0A5
905-385-7927 ext 227
1-866-826-4327
Provides hearing screening and assessment services for new-born babies, also provides family support and communication development services for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

Infants up to school entry. Free to Ontario Residents

Application

Contact for information

East Hamilton Optimist Club, Christmas Miracle Program
(HAM2543)
Hamilton East 75 Centennial Pkwy N
Stoney Creek ON L8E 2P2
CKOC 905-574-1150 * Hot Line 905-543-9773 * Cell 905-531-7585
Accepts donations of new, unwrapped toys and clothing for children and youth up to 17 years of age. Financial gifts are accepted and used to purchase gifts. Program provides gifts to approximately 8,000 children and youth each year and are distributed through charitable organizations.
Drop-off locations are:
* Eastgate Square (near Santa's Village)
* Lime Ridge (near Santa's Village)
* First Ontario Credit Union (95 Hwy #8 - across from Fortinos at Queenston Rd)
* Canadian Tire (Queenston Rd and Nash Rd)
Hours vary
Hamilton (City of) Application

Contact for information

Easter Seals Ontario
(HAM2647)
London 2265 Oxford St W Ste 1
London ON N6K 4P1
519-432-9669 * 289-208-1040 Burlington
1-888-278-7797
Assists families who have children with physical disabilities. Hamilton and Region is part of the Ontario West Region. The Regional office is located in London.
Services include:
Education of families, public, providers
Camps and Recreation
Financial assistance (based on need) to cover the cost of braces, wheelchairs, and special equipment not covered under medical insurance or government plans, Incontinence Supplies Grant
Support and Information
Volunteer opportunities
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Waterloo Region, Wellington County, Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County, Dufferin Eligibility

Youth, Infants, Toddlers, Children

Application

Contact for information

Easter Seals Ontario, Overnight Camp Programs, Merrywood Location
(HAM3008)
Perth 741 Port Elmsley Rd RR 5
Perth ON K7H 3C7
416-421-8377 ext 325
1-800-668-6252 ext 325
A fun, safe camp environment enabling children and youth who have a physical disability to experience nature, learn new skills, build self-esteem and make new friends.
Overnight Camping Programs:
Explorers/Pathfinders (8-18 years)
Sports Camp (13-18 years)
Leadership In Training - LIT (17-22 years)
Discovery Camp (6-12 years)
Out-tripping Adventure Camp (12-18 years)
GEAR-UP (19-26 years)
Family Camp Program (1-18 years + parent/guardian)
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Waterloo Region, Wellington County, Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County, Dufferin Application

Contact for information

Easter Seals Ontario, Residential Camp Programs, Woodeden Location
(HAM3009)
London 2311 Oxford St W
London ON N6K 4P1
416-421-8377 ext 325
1-800-668-6252 ext 325
A fun, safe camp environment enabling children and youth who have a physical disability to experience nature, learn new skills, build self-esteem and make new friends.
Residential Camping Program:
Explorers/Pathfinders (8-18 years)
Discovery Camp (6-12 years)
GEAR-UP (19-26 years)
Family Camp Program (1-18 years + parent/guardian)
Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Waterloo Region, Wellington County, Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County, Dufferin Application

Contact for information

EatRight Ontario
(HAM0462)
Toronto Downtown 480 University Ave Ste 604
Toronto ON M5G 1V2
1-877-510-5102
EatRight Ontario (ERO) is a free program that connects residents of Ontario to the trusted advice of a Registered Dietitian to help you make healthier food choices and answer your nutrition questions.
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Ontario Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Email from Website

Elizabeth Fry Society, Southern Ontario Region
(HAM0153)
Hamilton East 987 King St E Suite 203
Hamilton ON L8M 1C6
905-527-3097
1-866-216-3379
Supports individuals, primarily women, in conflict with the law or at risk of coming into contact with the law through counselling, educational, and preventative services. Advocates on behalf of individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
Mon, Wed, Thu 9 am-5 pm * Tue 9 am-8 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region Application

Contact for information

Elizabeth Fry Society, Southern Ontario Region, Violence Against Women Counselling
(HAM0154)
Hamilton East 987 King St E Suite 203
Hamilton ON L8M 1C6
905-527-3097 ext 237
1-866-216-3379
Community-based general counselling, support and referral services for women and their children who have experienced abuse and/or sexual assault, including historic sexual abuse in childhood in order that they may live free of violence.
Types of counselling services include:
* Crisis/support counselling (includes safety planning; advocating providing rights information, referrals, follow-up support,
outreach)
* Sexual assault counselling
* Long-term therapeutic counselling to assist women who have experienced abuse to gain a more in-depth understanding of woman abuse and empowerment and cope with the effects of violence.
Mon, Wed, Thu 9 am-5 pm * Tue 9 am-8 pm * availability of counseller may differ from agency hours
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Women

Application

Contact for information

Emergency Care, Urgent Care Facilities, and Walk-in Medical Clinics in the City of Hamilton
(HAM1969)
Hamilton
In a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.
Treats emergency and life-threatening illness or injury including:
* Severe bleeding
* Difficulty breathing
* Chest pain or pressure
* Broken bones
* Partial or total amputation of a limb
* Trauma or injury to the head
* Sudden dizziness or difficulty seeing
* Severe abdominal pain
Receives ambulances and walk-in patients of all ages.
Treats emergency, life-threatening and non-life-threatening illness or injury of children 17 and under, including:
* Difficulty breathing
* Fevers
* Broken bones
* Traumas or injuries to the head
* Severe abdominal pain
* Cuts or wounds that may require stitches
* Asthma attacks
* Ear infections
Receives ambulance delivery and walk-in of patients who are children age 17 and under.
Provides urgent and timely treatment of non-life-threatening illness or injury including:
* Cuts or wounds that may require stitches
* Sprains, strains, or deep bruises
* Ear infections
* Urinary tract infections
* Upper respiratory infections
* Coughs, congestion, sore throats and fever
* Diarrhea
* Insect bites, rashes and scrapes
* Simple broken bones
Equipped to perform diagnostic tests such as x-rays, ultrasounds and blood tests.
Receives walk-in patients of all ages.
Reasons to visit a medical walk-in clinic may include:
* Treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions
* Annual physical exam
* Immunizations
* Prenatal physical exam
* Contraceptive choices and oral birth control counselling
* Driver's physical exam
* Employer's physical exam
* Prescription renewals and medical tests
* Wounds and burns treatment
* Allergy Immunizations
* Health education and disease prevention
* Smoking cessation counselling
* General walk-in primary care services
* Wart treatment-liquid nitrogen and minor surgery
* Family planning
* Sexual health and emergency contraception
* ACNE treatment
Receives walk-in patients of all ages.
Emergency Room Care: Mon-Sun 24 hours * Urgent Care Facilities: St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, King Campus, Urgent Care Centre Mon-Sun 8 am-10 pm; Hamilton Health Sciences, Main Street West Urgent Care Centre Mon-Sun 9 am-9 pm * Walk In Medical Clinics: see individual listings
Hamilton Eligibility

Open to all

Application

No application required

Emergency Support Committee for Refugees
(HAM3820)
Hamilton Central 438 Hughson St N
Hamilton ON L8L 4N5
905-523-6611 ext 2012 or 289-684-1607
Provides emergency loans to at-risk immigrants, refugees, and other migrants. Works in partnership with the North Hamilton Community Health Centre and supports the Mental Wellness Team to provide holistic and culturally-sensitive services to newcomers, especially refugees. A member of the Canadian Council for Refugees since 1991.
Hours vary
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Application

Contact for information and eligibility requirements

Employment Hamilton, Ontario Employment Services
(HAM1496)
Hamilton Central 67 Victoria Ave S
Hamilton ON L8N 2S8
905-522-4902
Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services


Youth Job Link – youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers


Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention


Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individuals employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

Mon-Thu 9 am-12 noon & 1 pm-5 pm * Fri 9 am-3 pm. Call for drop-in times for new clients. Resource Centre: 77 Victoria Ave S, Hamilton ON Hours: Mon/Wed/Thu 9 am-5 pm * Tue 9 am-7 pm * Fri 9 am-3 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Self-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Youth Job Link -- Self-service information and resources, any youth 15-29 years, including students * Job matching services, youth 15-29 years, including students, who reside in Ontario and are eligible to work in Canada

Application

Call or drop in. For general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit www.ontario.ca/employmentontario

Essential Aid and Family Services, Infant Formula and Diaper Bank
(HAM3435)
Hamilton Central 307A King St E
Hamilton ON L8N 1C1
289-799-9514
A charitable organization providing free infant and children's essentials to local families in need. Assistance provided up to once every 2 months.
Mon, Wed, Fri 10 am-12 noon
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Ages 0 to 3 years

Application

Valid ID for each qualifying family member is required for registration.

Eva Rothwell Centre
(HAM2842)
Hamilton East 460 Wentworth St N
Hamilton ON L8L 5W8
905-526-1558 ext 419
Offers high quality educational, nutritional, social and recreational programming for the residents of the Keith Neighbourhood and beyond.
Services include:
* Material outreach - clothing
* Community Pantry (emergency food service)
* Student breakfast program
* After school program
* Homework Club
* Family Movie Night
* Mothers' support group
* Community Library
* Teen Zone drop-in program
* Recreation of all descriptions
* March Break and Summer recreation/camp programs
* Special events
* H.O. Model Engineers Society
* 1972 Team Canada Room
* Computer access
* Employment seeking assistance
Hours : Mon-Fri 9 am-6pm * Emergency Food Pantry Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm * Other programs: Hours vary - call for details
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Contact for information

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service, Investigative Services Division, Central Police Station
(HAM1313)
Hamilton Central 155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8N 4C1
Administration/Non-Emergency 905-546-3800
Provides investigative support to uniform patrol officers, and responds to the investigative needs of the community, through intelligence-led investigative strategies.
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Contact for information

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service, Race and Ethnic Relations
(HAM0993)
Hamilton Central 155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
905-546-4910
The program is responsible for anti-racism and anti-discrimination policies and training, interpretation services, hate/bias related incidents and for providing a liaison between the community and the Police Service, with particular attention to issues involving racially and culturally diverse communities. The Community Relations Coordinator also manages the Police Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Task Force, the Aboriginal/First Nations Police Advisory Committee, the Inter-Faith Committee, as well as, the Police Diversity Advisory Committee.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Contact for information

Hamilton Police Service
(HAM0375)
Hamilton Central 155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
Administration/Non-Emergency 905-546-4772
The municipal law enforcement agency for the City of Hamilton.
Mon-Sun 24 hours
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Contact for information

Hamilton Police Service, Concession Street Community Policing Centre
(HAM2369)
Hamilton Mountain East 516 Concession St
Hamilton ON L8V 1A6
CPC Officer: 905-540-6699 * Volunteer: 905-540-6695
Provides childfind fingerprinting, lends out engraver for operation identification, and accepts police reports for minor incidents. The centre has many pamphlets on crime prevention, safety, and drugs prevention.
When possible, contact the Community Policing Centre by phone in advance of your arrival to confirm open hours.
Mon-Sun 8 am-9 pm
Hamilton (City of) Application

No application required

Hamilton Police Service, East Hamilton and Stoney Creek Police Station - Division 2
(HAM5647)
Hamilton East 2825 King St E
Hamilton ON L8G 1J6
Non Emergency 905-546-2929
This is the police station for the East End of Hamilton and Stoney Creek.
Mon-Sun 24 hours
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Contact for information

Hamilton Police Service, Hate Crime Unit
(FLM1464)
Hamilton (City of) 155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8N 4C1
905-546-5678
A police unit specifically mandated to monitor and assist with investigations involving hate crimes.
Mon-Fri 7:30 am-3:30 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

To report a hate crime, call Hamilton Police Service at 905-546-4925 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Hamilton Police Service, Investigative Services, Victims of Crime Branch, Child Abuse Unit
(HAM1436)
Hamilton Central 155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
905-546-3858
Investigates all cases of intra-familial and extra-familial abuse (physical and sexual) where the complainant is presently under the age of 16 years.
All cases involving intra-familial abuse and any other cases involving child safety/protection issues are jointly investigated with the community Children’s Aid Societies as per established written protocol.
Mon-Fri 8 am-11 pm * Emergency on call
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Application

Contact for information

Hamilton Police Service, Mountain Police Station - Division 3
(HAM5646)
Hamilton Mountain East 400 Rymal Rd E
Hamilton ON L9B 1C2
Non Emergency 905-546-4930
The police station for the Hamilton Mountain area.
Community policing Centres in Dundas, Ancaster and Flamborough staffed by volunteers, where minor reports can be filed and access to a police officer can be arranged.
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

No application required

Hamilton Police Service, Professional Standards Branch
(HAM2284)
Hamilton Mountain East 1127 Stone Church Rd E 2nd Flr
Hamilton ON L8W 2C6
905-389-6353
Investigates public complaints against Ontario's police assigned by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) and serious discipline issues concerning non-sworn members.
To file a public complaint:
* attend a police stations and speak to the on-duty Staff Sergeant or request a standard Public Complaint form
* submit a written complaint by mail to Hamilton Police Service, 155 King William St., Box 1060 LCD 1, Hamilton ON L8N 4C1
* submit online through the Office of the Independent Police Review Director at www.OIPRD.on.ca
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

to file a public complaint attend a police station or use the online process provided by OIPRD

Hamilton Police Service, Safeguard Hamilton
(HAM0984)
Hamilton Central 155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
905-546-4900
Offers free security audits for residential and small-business properties, provided by trained members of the Hamilton Police Service Auxiliary. Helps property owners and tenants to apply Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to reduce the risk of theft, break-in, graffiti, and other security problems.
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

homeowners, residential tenants, and small business owners

Application

Call or email

Hamilton Police Service, Seniors Support Officer Program
(HAM3357)
Hamilton Central 155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
* Central Area 905-540-5351 * East End/Stoney Creek 905-546-2945 * Ancaster/Dundas/Flamborough/Glanbrook/Hamilton Mountain 905-546-8917 * Dispatch Administration Line 905-546-4925
Position was implemented by the Hamilton Police Service to address issues, concerns and challenges affecting seniors and disabled adults with respect to the law. This position is a community based and community driven initiative.
Information and support is available to seniors, their families or service providers. Programs and presentations are researched, developed and presented on a variety of topics (e.g. quality of life issues, frauds and scams, personal/home safety etc). Reports of abuse (physical, financial, psychological or neglect) are forwarded to the officers for assessment and further investigation if required. Cases identified as criminal offences are followed up. Major cases may be referred to the Crimes Against Seniors Unit for further investigation.
Support of Abused Older Person:
If the Seniors' Support Officer is called he/she will respond within two business days. If 911 is called, there will be an immediate response by the Hamilton Police Service.
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Seniors or Vulnerable Adults

Application

Contact for information

Hamilton Police Service, Victim Quick Response Program
(HAM4130)
Hamilton Central 155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
24 Hrs/7 days 905-546-4904
Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) -- immediate assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including emergency home safety, accommodation, meals, transportation, dependent care costs, counselling, cellular phones, vision care, crime scene cleanup, and funeral expenses * no direct reimbursement to victims
Mon-Sun 24 hours
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Victims of violent crime who have no other financial resources

Application

Referral by police, emergency services, community agency or self referral

Hamilton Police Service, Victims of Crime Branch, Domestic Violence Unit
(HAM1433)
Hamilton Central 155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
905 546-3853
Participates in case management with Victim Services Branch in the coordination of prosecution of serious domestic violence offenders and support for victims of domestic violence.
Connects the police service to shelters, community and government agencies, the Crown, probation and parole services, Victim Witness Assistance Programs, local Children’s Aid Societies, and other local services and community representatives responsible for responding to issues relating to domestic violence occurrences. Operates through networking and liaison.
Mon-Fri 8 am-6 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Contact for information

Ontario. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Apprenticeship Office, Hamilton Area Office
(HAM4491)
Hamilton Central 119 King St W 8th Flr
Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
905-521-7764
1-800-668-4479
Registration and support for new apprentices who have arranged a sponsoring employer * prior education and related work experience may be considered * consultation for sponsoring employers


Apprenticeship Scholarship -- $1,000 scholarship upon completion of academic upgrading, for registered apprentices younger than 25 years who left school before completing the necessary academic requirements for registering in a trade, who are committed to achieving the necessary academic requirements within one year, and who demonstrate an interest in the skilled trades


$2,000 Employer Signing Bonus -- initiative encouraging employers or sponsors in the trades to register new apprentices who qualify for the apprenticeship scholarship


Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit -- refundable tax credit available to employers or sponsors who hire and train apprentices in certain skilled trades * maximum credit available to employers or sponsors is $5,000 per qualifying apprentice per taxation year * employers and sponsors are eligible to receive the credit for three years


Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program (CODA) -- allows college students to receive apprenticeship training while earning a diploma * registrants must meet apprenticeship requirements as well as all eligibility criteria for the specific college program (see individual listings) * apply directly through the college


Loans for Tools -- interest-free loans to newly registered apprentices for purchase of tools * contact office for details on eligibility and amounts available


Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) -- school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools * students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 through work placements in skilled trades * interested students full-time high school students 16 years and older entering Grade 11 should contact their guidance counsellor, co-op education teacher or the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Coordinator for the local school board or contact the local Apprenticeship Office


Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program -- job skill development and trade readiness for unemployed individuals wanting careers in skilled trades * programs are at various community locations, and up to 52 weeks long including a minimum 8-12 week work placement * free, with costs covered for tuition, textbooks, safety equipment and tools
This office offers on-site exams.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

Apprenticeship programs -- persons 16 years or older with minimum Grade 10 education for construction trades (employers may ask for higher education) or minimum Grade 12 education (unless otherwise defined by specific trade regulation) for industrial, motive power and service trades * see below for specific programs * Employers -- must be qualified to train an apprentice in the trade, be able to provide structured training and supervision, and pay wages according to regulations where appropriate

Application

Apprenticeship programs -- individuals must first find a sponsor (usually an employer) willing to hire and train them * the individual then applies for the apprenticeship program online * if the individual is eligible, local apprenticeship staff will contact the individual and sponsor to sign a training agreement * Foreign- trained professionals or trade certification candidates -- contact the Ontario College of Trades for requirements for certification and evaluation of skills