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Name Located Address Phone Description Hours Areas Served Eligibility / Application / Fees
Canada. Members of Parliament, Flamborough-Glanbrook Federal Riding, David Sweet, MP
(HAM2297)
Hamilton Mountain Central 1760 Upper James St Suite 4
Hamilton ON L9B 1K9
905-574-0474
Constituency office handling constituent concerns and problems with Federal government programs and services.
Mon-Fri 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Flamborough, Glanbrook Eligibility

Seniors, Adults, Youth, Children

Application

No application required

Canada. Members of Parliament, Hamilton Centre Federal Riding, David Christopherson, MP
(HAM0343)
Hamilton Central 22 Tisdale St S
Hamilton ON L8N 2V9
905-526-0770
Constituency office for Hamilton Centre Federal Riding. Handles constituent concerns and problems with Federal government programs and services.
Mon-Wed, Fri 10 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3:30 pm
Hamilton Central Eligibility

Open to all

Application

No application required

Canada. Members of Parliament, Hamilton Centre Federal Riding, Income Tax and GIS Clinic
(HAM1165)
Hamilton Central 22 Tisdale St S
Hamilton ON L8N 2V9
905-526-1288
A year round income tax clinic for seniors and other low income people living in the Hamilton Centre Federal Riding.
Drop off tax information: Mon-Wed, Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

People on low income single/$25,000; single parents: $30,000 and couples $35,000 combined income

Application

Contact for information

Canada. Members of Parliament, Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Federal Riding, Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament
(HAM2296)
Stoney Creek 40 Centennial Pkwy N Unit 2
Stoney Creek ON L8E 1H6
905-662-4763 * Ottawa: 613-992-6535
1-800-387-8669
Constituency office handling constituent concerns, issues, and problems relating to Federal government programs and services.
Mon-Thu 9:30 am–3 pm, after 3 pm by appointment only * Fri by appointment only
Stoney Creek, Hamilton East Eligibility

Seniors, Adults, Youth, Children

Application

No application required

Main Hess Seniors Recreation Centre, Main-Hess Seniors Apartments, Income Tax and GIS Clinic
(HAM2591)
Hamilton Central 181 Jackson St W
Hamilton ON L8P 1L8
905-546-4964
Tax clinic for clients that do not exceed the suggested income. Prior and current year returns only.
By appointment only
Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

Residents in Hamilton, with low income, must be below $23,000 for a single person and $30,000 for a couple

Application

Call for an appointment

Make-A-Wish® Canada, Toronto & Central Ontario Division
(HAM3219)
Toronto (City of) 4211 Yonge St Ste 520
Toronto ON M2P 2A9
416-224-9474
1-888-822-9474
This foundation grants wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Central Ontario Eligibility

with life-threatening conditions

Application

Medical referral required for potential wish children. Wish Referrals can be made online or by phone. Volunteers complete application and must have valid Vulnerable Sector Police Check

March of Dimes Canada, Employment Services
(HAM0684)
Hamilton Mountain West 1550 Upper James St Suite 302
Hamilton ON L9B 2L6
905-522-2253
1-866-244-3463
Assists people with disabilities, to move toward the goal of competitive employment.
Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Brant County Application

Call for information

March of Dimes Canada, MODC Non-Profit Housing, Independent Living Programs, Supportive Housing ProgramJason's House
(HAM4136)
Hamilton Mountain West 66 West 28th St
Hamilton ON L9C 5A6
905-388-0674
A shared accommodation residence which provides 24 hr attendant services, advocacy and extensive life skills training to adults with physical disabilities
Mon-Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Brant County Application

Apply through the Ontario March of Dimes. Application is considered through the Review Board.

March of Dimes Canada, Recreation and Integration Services, Summer Recreation Program
(HAM1448)
Hamilton Central 20 Emerald St N Unit 309
Hamilton ON L8L 8A4
905-527-6653
1-800-263-3463 ext 7213
Six day recreation programs in Geneva Park, Orillia for people with physical disabilities. * Social events, swimming, water sports, canoeing, art, nature trail walks, and out trips into the community are all included.
* Attendant services are provided on an as-needed basis, and accessible transportation to and from the facility is available.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Brant County Eligibility

Adults with a physical disability, who can direct their own care.

Application

Applications available on website in January each year

March of Dimes Canada, South Central Region
(HAM2831)
Hamilton Central 20 Emerald St N Unit 309
Hamilton ON L8L 8A4
905-527-6653
Regional office provides information about comprehensive programs and services for people with disabilities. Information on fundraising and volunteer opportunities, speaking engagements, recreation and leisure opportunities for people with disabilities and advocacy.
Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Burlington, Haldimand County, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

Individuals with a physical disability, who can direct their own care.

Application

Contact for information

March of Dimes Canada, South Central Region, Assistive Devices Program
(HAM2834)
London 291 King St 3rd Flr
London ON N6B 1R8
519-642-3700
1-866-765-7237
March of Dimes Canada Assistive Devices Program assists adults with physical disabilities who are in financial need to purchase assistive devices that increase their mobility and functional independence. The Program helps to buy, repair and maintain a wide variety of mobility/assistive equipment as well as provide contact information/resources to assist locating additional funding sources.
Some devices that may qualify for funding include: Manual and Power Wheelchairs, Scooters, Replacement Batteries, Walkers, Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO), Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO), Home and Bath Aids, Floor Patient Lifts, Basic Aids for Daily Living, Repairs to Existing Devices
Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Ontario Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must have a on going physical disability that requires the use of an assistive device.
* in financial need (refer to the income chart on the website)
* be 19 years of age or older
* be a permanent Ontario resident

Application

Online

March of Dimes Canada, South Central Region, BeFriending Program
(HAM0391)
Hamilton Central
1-800-263-3463 ex 238
Provides volunteers who have similar interests and who want to share their time. Activities can include shopping, movies or events, or just a chat over coffee.
Call for hours
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Brant County Eligibility

Student volunteers under age but wanting school credit can be accommodated with supervision in the BeFriending program

Application

Volunteers require a Criminal Reference Check * Will be done through the Back-check service with a 48 hour return

March of Dimes Canada, South Central Region, Home and Vehicle Modification Program
(HAM0919)
London 291 King St 3rd Flr
London ON N6B 1R8
1-877-369-4867
Provides funding to eligible applicants for basic home and/or vehicle modifications which enables children and adults with mobility restrictions to continue living in their homes, avoid job loss, and participate fully in their communities.
Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Ontario Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must: * be a permanent Ontario resident. * be a person with a substantial impairment that is ongoing and/or recurring and is expected to last one year or more. * have an impairment that impedes mobility and results in substantial restriction in activities of daily living. * qualify financially

Application

Applicant Assessment - People seeking funding from the HVMP must complete an Applicant Assessment Form online or request via telephone * Submission of an Applicant Assessment Form initiates the process of applying to the program * Process is designed to collect consumer information to qualify an Applicant * Applicant Assessment Form

March of Dimes Canada, South Central Region, Independent Living Programs, Supportive Housing Program
(HAM1238)
Hamilton Central 20 Emerald St N Ste 309
Hamilton ON L8L 8A4
905-527-6653
Assists adults with physical disabilities with the activities of daily living, including bathing, rising and retiring, meal preparation, dressing, as well as assistance with ventilator and tracheotomy functions. * The program provides 24-hour on-call care, in supported housing units and outreach service to consumers' own homes. * The program provides attendant services to more than 200 consumers in Hamilton, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.
Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Brant County Eligibility

Adults with physical disabilities who can direct their own care.

Application

Contact for information

March of Dimes Canada, South Central Region, Independent Living Programs, Supportive Housing ProgramCentral Place
(HAM4137)
Hamilton Central 185 Jackson St E Ste 608
Hamilton ON L8N 4H5
905-525-6100
This is an independent-living apartment project providing attendant services to adults with physical disabilities.
Services include:
* Non-medical assistance in the activities of daily living. Attendant service staff are available on-site on a 24 hour scheduled basis
* Accessible, unfurnished, geared-to-income rental accommodation within a new apartment building
Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region Eligibility

Adults with disabilities

Application

Call or visit website

March of Dimes Canada, South Central Region, Independent Living Programs, Supportive Housing Program, Villa Verdi
(HAM0989)
Hamilton Central 20 Jarvis St 1st Flr
Hamilton ON L8R 1M2
905-528-4261
This is an independent-living apartment project providing attendant services to adults with physical disabilities.
Services include:
* Shared non-medical assistance in the activities of daily living. Attendant service staff are available on-site on a 24-hour "as required" basis.
* Accessible, unfurnished, geared-to-income rental accommodation within an apartment building.
Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Brant County Application

Contact agency

McMaster University, Department of Athletics and Recreation, Day Camp Programs, Sport Fitness School
(HAM5921)
Hamilton West 1280 Main St W WG 101
Hamilton ON L8S 4K1
905-525-9140 ext 24464
  • Sport Fitness School is a multi-sport program that provides children with the opportunity to choose 3 activities from 25 plus sports. The program is divided into different age groups and ability levels.
  • This day camp uses McMaster's athletic complex, in which the Ivor Wynne Centre and David Braley Centre houses: gymnasium, wrestling room, dance studio, squash courts, outdoor volleyball/basketball courts, outdoor track, hiking trails, outdoor playfields, 50 metre pool, climbing wall, and fitness centre. Local outdoor recreation sites are also utilized.
  • Sport Fitness School Junior Leadership (Ages 15-16 years)
  • Topics include: coaching styles, leadership, behaviour management, presentation techniques, and teamwork.
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Limited spaces available - registrants will be reviewed on an individual basis.
  • Bus service available from for an additional fee.
  • Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:15 pm * Extended care 7:30 am-5:30 pm for an additional fee
    Hamilton (City of), Burlington, Oakville Application

    Contact for information

    McMaster University, Department of Athletics and Recreation, Pulse Fitness Centre (The), Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP)
    (HAM1397)
    Hamilton West 1280 Main St W Rm WB110/I
    Hamilton ON L8S 4K1
    905-525-9140 ext 27644
    Program allows users of all physical abilities to enjoy the physical, psychological, and social benefits of an active lifestyle. A one-on-one program, where participants are paired with a student volunteer to complete a safe and enjoyable workout.
    Also offers Strive for Health, a 10-week fitness program designed for adults with developmental disabilities. In this group-based
    program, participants have the opportunity to try recreational sports and fitness activities such as resistance training.
    Mon-Fri 6 am-11:30 pm * Sat 8:30 am-9:30 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Adults must be members to the facility. Children's camps ages 6-17 check website.

    Application

    Contact for information

    McMaster University, Department of Athletics and Recreation, Pulse Fitness Centre (The), Superhero Training Academy
    (HAM0956)
    Hamilton West 1280 Main St W
    Hamilton ON L8S 4K1
    905-525-9140 ext 23192
    Assists special needs children and teens, with exercises accommodating their needs. The 10 week program provides a one on one volunteer and/or a group environment incorporating equipment and fun gym activities to strengthen their bodies and mind. Junior and Senior sessions.
    Programs are based on demand and provide qualified instructor assistants. Must be registered.
    Sat 9:30 am-11:40 am
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Special needs children and teens

    Application

    Contact for information

    McMaster University, Department of Kinesiology, Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE), MacWheelers Exercise Program
    (HAM0948)
    Hamilton West 1280 Main St W E105
    Hamilton ON L8S 4L8
    905-525-9140 ext 27223
    An adapted exercise and wellness program, providing inclusive and accessible opportunities for those living with spinal cord injuries.
    Mon-Thu 1 pm-3:30 pm, Tue, Thu 5 pm-7:30 pm * Participants choose two time slots per week to work out
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    People who have sustained a spinal cord injury. Participants over the age of 40 may be required to pass a clinical exercise stress test prior to joining.

    Application

    Contact for information

    McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Rehabilitation Science, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
    (HAM1668)
    Hamilton West 1400 Main St W Room 408
    Hamilton ON L8S 1C7
    905-525-9140 ext 27850
    A research and educational centre focused on improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families is a global leader in the fields of childhood disability research and knowledge translation.
    Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Open to all

    Application

    Contact for information

    McMaster University, Mini-University Day Camp
    (HAM6060)
    Hamilton West 1280 Main St W WG 101
    Hamilton ON L8S 4K1
    905-525-9140 ext 24464
    Camp offers two programs:
    Mini University (ages 8-14)
    Junior Leadership (ages 15-16)
    Campers with special needs are assigned a one-on-one worker and are provided with as-needed support for optimal integration. Limited spaces available. Registrants are reviewed on an individual basis.
    Bus service available from Ancaster, Burlington, Carlisle, Dundas, Hamilton Mountain, Oakville, Stoney Creek, Waterdown for an additional fee.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:15 pm * Extended care 7:30 am-8:30 am, 4:15 pm-5:30 pm for an additional fee
    Hamilton (City of), Burlington, Oakville Application

    Contact for information

    McMaster University, Offord Centre for Child Studies
    (HAM0327)
    Hamilton West 175 Longwood Rd S Suite 201A
    Hamilton ON L8P 0A1
    905-525-9140
    1-888-541-5437
    A multi-disciplinary research institute focused on studying ways to improve the lives, health and development of children and youth.
    Hours vary
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Open to all

    Application

    Contact for information

    McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Science, Operation Oasis
    (HAM1481)
    Hamilton West 1400 Main St W
    Hamilton ON L8S 1C7
    905-525-9140
    A service for families of children with special needs.
    Graduate students in physiotherapy and occupational therapy, interested in working with children and families, can be alerted to available job opportunities through an electronic bulletin board.
    Hours vary
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Families of children with special needs

    Application

    Contact for information

    Mental Health Rights Coalition of Hamilton
    (HAM4042)
    Hamilton Central 100 Main St E Suite 103
    Hamilton ON L8N 3W4
    905-545-2525
    A consumer-run drop-in and resource centre for people with lived experience of mental health or addiction problems. Peer support is available as needed in person and over the phone. Also provides peer support training to individuals and agencies.
    Mon-Fri 11 am-4 pm * Drop-in & Peer Support : Mon-Fri 11 am-4 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Individuals who have faced mental health issues or addiction.

    Application

    No referral necessary. Drop in.

    Micah House
    (HAM2924)
    Hamilton East 205 Holton Ave S
    Hamilton ON L8M 2L8
    905-296-4387 * To reach residents 905-296-4388
    Provides safe shelter and community for newly arrived refugee claimants as they transition into the broader Hamilton community. Receives refugees from all nations, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or political ideology.
    Mon-Fri 9am - 4:30pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Refugee claimants (newly arrived in Canada)

    Application

    Contact for information

    Mission Services of Hamilton
    (HAM0320)
    Hamilton Central 196 Wentworth St N
    Hamilton ON L8L 5V7
    905-528-4211
    1-877-542-2732
    A Christian organization serving men, women, and children by providing for basic needs and supporting program participants to in reaching their potential.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Open to all

    Application

    Contact agency

    Mission Services of Hamilton, Addiction Services, Suntrac Wellness & Addiction Treatment Centre, Taking Steps for MenAftercare groups
    (HAM3117)
    Hamilton Central 196 Wentworth St N Main Door
    Hamilton ON L8L 2E1
    905-528-0389
    Taking Steps for Men will help participants identify and understand those behaviours and thoughts that trigger substance use and begin to examine and question their behaviours as they learn they no longer have to feel stuck, anxious, worried and powerless.
    “Taking Steps for Men”
    • Exploratory group for males 19 and older
    • Elective program, attend any or all
    • 12 recovery related sessions with handout material
    • Weekly case management available
    • Day and Evening groups
    • Support and education
    • No wait times
    • No referral necessary, drop in-groups
    Hours vary
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Men

    Application

    Call for more information * Self referrals are encouraged * Agency referrals also welcome, Weekly Orientation session available on Tuesdays at 5pm and Fridays at 12pm

    Mission Services of Hamilton, Addiction Services, Suntrac Wellness and Addiction Treatment Centre
    (HAM5523)
    Hamilton Central 196 Wentworth St N
    Hamilton ON L8L 2E1
    905-528-0389
    Suntrac offers an all inclusive outpatient Addiction Treatment Program for males. Innovative group sessions are offered for the duration of 8 weeks in either the Day or Evening Core Program.
    Hours vary * Aftercare Group: Wed 7pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Adult Men

    Application

    Call to book an assessment. Self-referral and agency referrals welcome.

    Mission Services of Hamilton, Community Services, Christmas Care Program
    (HAM3386)
    Hamilton Central 196 Wentworth St N
    Hamilton ON L8L 5V7
    905-528-4212
    Provides assistance to individuals and families with a generous size Food Hamper, with seasonal foods that make up a traditional Christmas meal. Toys are distributed depending on availability.
    Mon-Fri 9 am-12:30 pm *Sat Nov, 19 10 am-2 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Individuals and families who need help during the Christmas season.

    Application

    Identification for each member of the household, income statement and rent receipt. Applicants must provide all required documentation in order to register.

    Mission Services of Hamilton, Community Services, Good Food Centre
    (HAM5861)
    Hamilton Central 196 Wentworth St N
    Hamilton ON L8L 5V7
    905-528-4212
    Offers emergency food assistance.
    Mon-Fri 9:30 am-12:30 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Open to all families and individuals who are on a low income and in need

    Application

    no appointment required * contact for information

    Mission Services of Hamilton, Men's Services, Men's Residence
    (HAM0339)
    Hamilton Central 325 James St N
    Hamilton ON L8L 1H3
    905-528-7635
    A 24 hour emergency crisis shelter for men. Professional staff provide the support and services needed daily by the homeless.
    Free meal is served on 4th Sunday of each month. Free holiday meals on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday, and Christmas, at 5 pm.
    Mon-Sun 24 hours
    Hamilton (City of), Burlington Eligibility

    Adult hostel for men only.

    Application

    Contact agency

    Mission Services of Hamilton, Suntrac Wellness Centre, Partners in Recovery
    (HAM3160)
    Hamilton Central 196 Wentworth St N Main Door
    Hamilton ON L8L 2E1
    905-528-0389
    An open group providing assistance for people supporting individuals with substance use issues. Assists participants by building understanding of what addiction is and its effects on individuals and relationships.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-8 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Individuals who are supporting a person who is suffering from addiction, in addiction treatment, planning for treatment, or post-treatment

    Application

    Self-referral * call for an appointment * agency referrals welcome

    Mission Services of Hamilton, Women's Services, Inasmuch House
    (HAM0330)
    Hamilton Central
    905-529-8149
    An emergency shelter for women and children in crisis, due to abuse and homelessness.
    Mon-Sun 24 hours
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Ages: 16 year(s) and up Single women/ women with children in crisis, experiencing any type of abuse or homelessness, regardless of ability, age, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, financial or education status.

    Application

    Contact agency

    Mission Services of Hamilton, Women's Services, Inasmuch House, Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families
    (HAM0237)
    Hamilton Central
    905-528-5100 ext 3132
    An early intervention program aimed at those who have witnessed domestic violence. Offers a safe place for discussion.
    Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm (some evenings until 9 pm)
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Women who have experienced abuse by their partners, children and teens who have witnessed abuse, and teens who have experienced dating violence.

    Application

    Call or visit website

    Mission Services of Hamilton, Women's Services, Inasmuch House, Transitional Support Program
    (HAM2324)
    Hamilton Central
    905-529-8149 ext 126
    A service designed to provide support to women (with or without children), that have experienced violence and abuse.
    Services include:
    Individual counselling.
    Safety planning.
    Developing short and long-term goals.
    Referrals to community services i.e. parenting, job training, legal aid, and housing.
    Cultural interpretation is available.
    *The Transitional Support Worker can meet you in the community to discuss any questions, concerns, plans, or support you may need.
    Mon-Sun 24 hours
    Hamilton (City of) Application

    Contact agency

    Mohawk College, Deaf Empowerment Program, Academic Upgrading, Literacy and Basic SkillsFennell Campus
    (HAM1771)
    Hamilton Mountain Central 135 Fennell Ave W Rm J016
    Hamilton ON L9C 1E9
    905-575-2029
    1-866-891-2011
    Academic upgrading program for deaf adults providing instruction in math, reading, writing, basic computer and employability skills. Learners may attend the full-time day program.
    Offering continuous intake, this is a learning outcomes based literacy program taught in ASL, by deaf instructors.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Ontario residents, with literacy skills below Grade 12. * Must be able to communicate in American Sign Language.

    Application

    Call to arrange interview

    Mohawk College, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Community Employment Services, Employment Ontario Employment ServicesLower East Hamilton site
    (HAM1506)
    Hamilton East 211 Centennial Pkwy N Unit 5
    Hamilton ON L8E 1H8
    905-575-2177
    1-866-891-2011
    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


    Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training, job matching, paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers, mentorship, education and work transition supports


    Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year


    Services for employers -- help in identifying their human resource skill 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 success and retention


    Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual 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 8:30 am-6:30 pm * Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri- 8:30 am-4:30 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
    Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time, and experiencing multiple barriers to employment.
    Youth Job Connection Summer -- Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to post-secondary education after the job placement * focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work

    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

    Mohawk College, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Community Employment Services, Employment Ontario Employment ServicesMohawk College - Fennell Campus
    (HAM1502)
    Hamilton Mountain Central 135 Fennell Ave W
    Hamilton ON L9C 0E5
    905-575-2177
    1-866-891-2011
    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 individual 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
    Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports
    Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year
    Administration (Rm J137): Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Employment Resource Centre (Rm J137): Mon, Wed-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Tue 8:30 am-7 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 Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment Youth Job Connection Summer -- Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement * focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work

    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

    Mohawk College, McKeil School of Business, Income Tax Clinic
    (HAM2584)
    Hamilton Mountain Central 135 Fennell Ave W A025
    Hamilton ON L8N 3T2
    905-575-1212 ext 4526
    Income tax clinic - to prepare current year personal tax returns only.
    Tue 10 am-12 noon * Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Simple personal returns with family income below $35,000. The following return types are not eligible: * Own foreign property over $100,000 * Are deceased persons * Bankruptcies * Have business income * Have rental income * Have employment expenses * Are self-employed * Have capital gains or losses

    Application

    Contact for information

    Mohawk Employee Assistance Program
    (HAM1432)
    Hamilton Mountain West 209 Limeridge Rd E
    Hamilton ON L9A 2S6
    289-426-5302
    1-888-521-8300
    Provides an atmosphere and an attitude for positive change focusing on compassion, knowledge and growth. Strives to assist clients in building confidence, develop skills, and expand knowledge.
    Services are confidential, non-judgmental, compassionate and understanding and cover in a wide variety of areas.
    Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * After hours crisis counselling available.
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Employees with EAP Benefits

    Application

    Contact for information

    Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
    (HAM1584)
    Toronto North 36 Eglinton Ave W Ste 602
    Toronto ON M4R 1A1
    416-486-8046
    1-888-486-8236
    Offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario.
    Programs include Peer Support, Recovery, Early Intervention Psychosis Program, Family Matters Peer Support and Recovery Program, Students and Young Adults, Mental Health in the Workplace, Online Programs, Moving Lives Forward Scholarship - financial assistance to people with mood disorders in acquiring additional education or vocational skills.
    Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    Individuals 16 years and older dealing with mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder and related anxiety disorders), their families, friends, health professionals, the public; & an Early Intervention Program for individuals 14 to 35 years old.

    Application

    Self-referral. Registration required for some programs. Contact association to register.

    Mountain Kidz Klub
    (HAM3182)
    Hamilton Mountain East 115 East 26th St
    Hamilton ON L8V 3C5
    905-574-4190
    A not-for-profit organization providing low cost children's programs, adult programs, food bank and clothing sale.
    Sun 1 pm-4 pm, Wed 11 am-2 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    All programs are open to children ages 4-12 years, except for Cooking Club, which is 7-12 years * Leadership-in-Training 13 yrs and up * Youth Volunteers welcome

    Application

    Contact for information

    Mountain Kidz Klub, Day Camp Programs
    (HAM3173)
    Hamilton Mountain East 115 East 26th St
    Hamilton ON L8V 3C5
    905-574-4190
    March Break, PA Days, Winter Break Camp and Summer Camp programs are available at this location. Integration of special needs children can be accommodated and will be reviewed on an individual basis.
    Hours vary based on program
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Camps for children 4-11 years * Leadership-in-Training for youth 12 +

    Application

    Contact for information

    Mountain Medical Walk-in Clinic
    (HAM0987)
    Hamilton Mountain Central 880 Upper Wentworth Street Unit 5A
    Hamilton ON L9A 5H2
    905-575-0808
    Walk in medical clinic * doctors and nurses assess and treat minor illnesses and injuries
    Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm * Sat & Sun 10 am-2 pm * Closed on Holidays
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    People who need medical care for minor illnesses and injuries

    Application

    Call or visit * No referral required

    My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Classes
    (HAM0469)
    Hamilton (City of)
    905-630-6844
    Provides a better understanding to parents, educators, and children of the value of visual communication early in life through the use of American Sign Language (ASL) taught in 6 or 8 class series.
    Hours vary
    Hamilton (City of), Burlington Application

    Contact for information

    Ontario. Members of the Legislative Assembly, Hamilton Centre Provincial Riding, Income Tax Clinic
    (HAM1394)
    Hamilton Central 20 Hughson St S Suite 200
    Hamilton ON L8N 2A1
    905-544-9644
    A clinic for seniors and those on limited income, appointments can be made but drop in is also available. If in doubt about eligibility, call the office to confirm before bringing in papers.
    Mon-Wed, Fri 9:30 am-12:30 pm, 1:30 pm-4 pm * Thu 9:30 am-12 noon
    Hamilton Central Eligibility

    Seniors and others on low or fixed income * maximum annual income $25,000 for an individual and $35,000 for household * Must reside in the riding

    Application

    * By appointment

    Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Youth Justice Services, Probation Office, Hamilton
    (HAM0633)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 2nd Flr
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-521-7458
    Monitors and ensures compliance with court-ordered dispositions for young offenders, provides supervision of young persons under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, prepares court ordered reports for youth courts, and provides services and counselling.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Youth charged with an offence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

    Application

    Must be referred by the court. * Call or walk-in.

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services
    (HAM0685)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 3rd Floor
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-521-7280
    1-866-221-2229
    Responsible for direct client service delivery of provincially-mandated or provincially-funded services, licensing and monitoring of all children's residences and providing funding to community service agencies, municipal, and First Nations delivery agents.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brantford, Norfolk County Eligibility

    Open to all

    Application

    Contact agency

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities, Special Services at Home
    (HAM1008)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 3rd Floor
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-521-7280
    1-866-221-2229
    Program helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental or physical disability and provides respite support to the family.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

    Children with a developmental or physical disability (or their families) can apply for this money if they: * live in Ontario * are living at home with their family, or * living with caregiver

    Application

    Applications are available at the local Ministry office or by calling.

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities, West Region
    (HAM1881)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 3rd Floor
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-521-7456
    1-866-221-2229 * 1-866-896-9389
    Assists parents of children with severe disabilities by providing them with a monthly financial benefit, which is needs tested to help with the ongoing extraordinary costs arising from the child's disability. The benefit is to enable children with severe disabilities to live at home.
    Additional benefits that are issued include:
    * A monthly drug and dental card
    * Eyeglasses
    * Hearing aids and wheelchair repairs.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

    Child must reside at home. Income and degree of disability are factored.

    Application

    Applications for this benefit, which are made under the parents' names, are available at the local MCSS/MCYS office.

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Community Programs Unit, Developmental Services
    (HAM0628)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 7th Flr
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-521-7457
    1-800-561-0568
    Agencies in the Hamilton and Niagara Region provide residential and non-residential services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. These services assist adults with developmental disabilities to live, work and participate in a wide range of activities within the community.
    Developmental Services include:
    * Community living supports for individuals with developmental disabilities
    * Supportive day programs
    * Respite and behavioural supports for adults, children and their families
    * Funding for Special Services at Home (SSAH)
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

    Adults, children and their families

    Application

    Contact for information

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Community Programs Unit, Municipal and First Nations Services
    (HAM0571)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 7th Floor
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-521-7457
    The Municipal & First Nations Services Unit is responsible for administering provincially funded programs delivered by local municipalities, First Nations and various community agencies.
    Municipal & First Nations Services include:
    * Ontario Works
    * Early Learning and Child Development
    * Violence Against Women
    * Employment Supports
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County, Six Nations of the Grand River Eligibility

    *For Early Learning only - newborn to 18 years

    Application

    None

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Municipal and First Nations Unit, Family Violence Programs
    (HAM2649)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 7th Flr
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-521-7318
    There are a number of Violence Against Women programs and services in the Hamilton/Niagara region funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
    These programs serve any woman who identifies herself, or is identified as having been physically, sexually or emotionally abused by her partner or significant other, or those who are adult survivors of sexual assault or woman abuse.
    Violence Against Women programs are designed to increase the safety of women and their children who are experiencing abuse, by providing safe shelter, safety plan development, crisis counselling, and help them access resources to live free of domestic abuse.
    Violence Against Women programs include:
    * Emergency shelter and related services
    * Crisis/support services
    * Counselling services
    * Housing support services
    * Transitional support services
    * Early intervention services for child witnesses of domestic violence
    * A province-wide crisis line
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County, Six Nations of the Grand River Eligibility

    Women who have been abused sexually, emotionally, or physically.

    Application

    Contact for information.

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Income Support
    (HAM0632)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 3rd Floor
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-521-7280
    1-800-561-0369
    Provides financial assistance and other benefits to eligible people with disabilities and their families.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Must be an Ontario resident, in financial need and meet the program’s definition of a person with a disability, or be a member of a Prescribed Class. If under 18, you can start the application process up to six months before your 18th birthday.

    Application

    Apply online, by phone, or in person

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Program Management Team, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Employment Supports
    (HAM0631)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 3rd Flr
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-521-7280
    1-800-561-0369
    Program assists people with disabilities in finding sustainable, competitive employment or to helping to realize self-employment. A person does not need to be in receipt of ODSP in order to be eligible for Employment Supports.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

    Resident of Ontario, able to work in Canada, have a disability that is expected to last a year or more, and have a disability that makes it hard to find or keep a job * receipt of ODSP is not a requirement for eligibility

    Application

    Contact for information

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Programs and Services, Adoption and Disclosure Register
    (HAM1962)
    Toronto Downtown Bloor St W 24 Fl
    Toronto ON M7A 1E9
    416-325-8305
    1-800-461-2156
    Adopted adults and birth parents can apply for information from birth and adoption records, if the adoption was registered in Ontario. Parents who have adopted a child, or those related to someone who was adopted, can also apply for certain information related to the adoption.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Ontario Application

    Contact for information

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services, Program Management Team, Family Responsibility Office (FRO)
    (HAM4027)
    Toronto Downtown Box 2204, Stn P, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3E9
    * 24 Hr Automated Information Line 416-326-1818 * Enforcement Call Centre /More detailed inquiries) 416-326-1817
    * 24 Hr Automated Information Line 1--800-267-7263 * Enforcement Call Centre /More detailed inquiries) 1-800-267-4330
    FRO collects, distributes and enforces court-ordered child and spousal support payments.
    Automated Information Line Mon-Fri 24 Hrs * Enforcement Call Centre Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm * Customer Service Unit Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    Any person who receives or who pays support under a support order made by an Ontario court, or under a domestic contract or paternity agreement that is accompanied by an affidavit in support of filing from an Ontario court. Support obligations contained in orders made outside of Ontario may also be enforceable by FRO

    Application

    Once FRO has received the court order or the filed domestic contract or paternity agreement, FRO will send a Support Filing Package to the support recipient. The support recipient must register with the program by returning the completed Filing Package to FRO. Support Filing Packages are available from most Ontario family courts, through the FRO website, or by contacting FRO.

    Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services, Program Management Team, Ontario Disability Support Program, Income SupportDisability Adjudication Unit
    (HAM1660)
    Toronto Downtown
    416-326-5079
    1-888-256-6758
    Provides central adjudication services for applicants referred from the provincial Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works and determines whether an applicant meets the eligibility criteria as a person with a disability as defined by the Ontario Disability Support Program Act.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brantford, Norfolk County Application

    Contact agency

    Ontario. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Corrections Division, Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre
    (HAM0278)
    Hamilton Central 165 Barton St E
    Hamilton ON L8L 2W6
    905-523-8800
    A maximum security detention centre with a range of recreational, work, educational, counselling, spiritual, medical and self-help programs are available in and through the institution, many using community participants.
    Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Centre Mon-Sun 24 hours
    Hamilton (City of) Application

    Contact for information

    Ontario. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Probation and Parole, Hamilton Centre Location
    (HAM0424)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W Suite 104
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-521-7527
    Provides community supervision, surveillance and counselling to probationers, parolees and other adult offenders on conditional sentence. Prepares adult pre-sentence reports as ordered by the courts and pre-parole reports for the Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board. Referral to community agencies for assistance.
    Community Service Order Program (CS0) - court ordered alternative to custody or prison, where offender provides a set number of hours of voluntary service to the community.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Adults serving a sentence of up to two years and who are placed on probation, parole or conditional sentence.

    Application

    Must be referred by the court or the Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board. * Call first.

    Ontario. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Probation and Parole, Hamilton East Location
    (HAM0421)
    Hamilton East 402 Nash Rd N
    Hamilton ON L8H 7P5
    905-549-9977
    Provides community supervision, surveillance and counselling to probationers, parolees and other adult offenders on conditional sentence. Prepares adult pre-sentence reports as ordered by the courts and pre-parole reports for the Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board. Referral to community agencies for assistance.
    Community Service Order Program (CS0) - court ordered alternative to custody or prison, where offender provides a set number of hours of voluntary service to the community.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am- 5 pm (Tue evenings by appointment)
    Hamilton East, Stoney Creek - Upper, Stoney Creek - Lower Eligibility

    Adults serving a sentence of up to two years and who are placed on probation, parole or conditional sentence.

    Application

    Must be referred by the court or the Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board. * Call first.

    Ontario. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Probation and Parole, Hamilton Mountain Location
    (HAM6130)
    Hamilton Mountain Central 891 Upper James St Suite 107
    Hamilton ON L9C 7N1
    905-574-8300
    Provides community supervision, surveillance and counselling to probationers, parolees and other adult offenders on conditional sentence. Prepares adult pre-sentence reports as ordered by the courts and pre-parole reports for the Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board. Referral to community agencies for assistance.
    Community Service Order Program (CS0) - court ordered alternative to custody or prison, where offender provides a set number of hours of voluntary service to the community.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm (Tue Evenings by appointment)
    Hamilton Mountain Eligibility

    Adults serving a sentence of up to two years and who are placed on probation, parole or conditional sentence.

    Application

    Must be referred by the court or the Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board. * Call first.

    Ontario. Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Summer Company Program, Hamilton Small Business Enterprise Centre
    (HAM2573)
    Hamilton Central 71 Main St W 1st Flr
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y5
    905-540-6400
    1-877-553-5507
    Program provides hands-on business training and mentoring - together with awards of up to $3,000 - to help young people start up and run their own summer business and is coordinated and delivered at the community level through a network of Small Business Enterprise Centres and other program providers supported by the government.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Person must be returning to school full-time in the fall and be prepared to work: An average of 35 hours per week A minimum of 8 weeks in a row for high school students A minimum of 12 weeks in a row for post-secondary students

    Application

    On-line at www.ontario.ca/summercompany

    Ontario. Ministry of Education, Provincial Schools Branch, Provincial Schools for the Deaf, Resource Services Outreach ProgramsPreschool Homevisiting Program
    (HAM2903)
    Milton 255 Ontario St S
    Milton ON L9T 2M5
    905-878-2851 ext 234
    866-906-1192
    A home visit program for preschool-age children. Delivered by certified teachers qualified to teach in Ontario schools, with a specialist in deaf education, and training in early intervention. This program is provided by the Ministry of Education.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Ontario Eligibility

    Children who have been identified as deaf or hard of hearing, and who are not currently enrolled in a district school board.

    Application

    Referral through audiologists, hospitals, school boards, parents/guardians, and speech and language pathologists.

    Ontario. Ministry of Finance, Ontario Tax Credits
    (HAM0592)
    Oshawa 33 King St W
    Oshawa ON L1H 8H5
    1-866-668-8297
    List of tax credits and benefits available to single people and families in Ontario, including single parent families, seniors and First Nations.
    Benefits
    Refundable Credits (Help reduce or eliminate the amount of tax you owe. Excess credits may be paid as a refund )
    Non-refundable Credits (Help reduce or eliminate the amount of tax you owe. Excess non-refundable credits do not create a tax refund.)
    Other Ontario Programs
    Mon-Fri 8:15 am-5 pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    Must be an Ontario resident. Must file a personal income tax return, even if you didn't earn any taxable income.

    Application

    Contact agency

    Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Assistive Devices Program
    (HAM0753)
    Toronto Downtown 5700 Yonge St 7th Flr
    Toronto ON M2M 4K5
    416-327-8804
    1-800-268-6021
    Provides consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs.
    Fact sheets for each equipment category that provides additional detail.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    Any Ontario resident who has a valid Ontario Health card issued in their name and has a physical disability of six months or longer. Equipment cannot be required exclusively for sports, work or school. ADP does not pay for equipment available under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board or to Group “A” veterans for their pensioned benefits. There are specific eligibility criteria which apply to each device category. An individual who has a chronic illness or dysfunction that requires long-term oxygen therapy may be eligible for home oxygen funding.

    Application

    Call or visit website

    Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Central South Region - Hamilton Office, Performance Improvement and Compliance Branch, Healthy System Accountability and Performance Division
    (HAM4726)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 11 Flr
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-546-8294
    Long-Term Care ACTION Line 1-866-434-0144
    This is the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, covering the Performance Improvement and Compliance Branch related to long-term care homes / facilities.
    Mon-Sun 8:30 am-7 pm * Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Mississauga, Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

    Open to all

    Application

    No application required

    Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Family Health Teams, Hamilton Family Health Team
    (HAM4728)
    Hamilton Central 123 James St N Ste 300
    Hamilton ON L8R 2K8
    905-667-4848
    The Hamilton Family Health Team is a group of family doctors and health care workers that provide care to patients across the city. Patients can receive one-on-one care from their doctor and other health professionals and participate in group programs to improve their mental health, diet and more.
    Mon-Thu 8:30 am-7:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Registered patients

    Application

    Call for appointment

    Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Hamilton Service Area Office
    (HAM5603)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 11th Flr
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-546-8294 (Complaints and Concerns - Call InfoLine: 1-866-434-0144)
    1-800-461-7137
    Addresses issues and concerns related to long-term care homes.
    * Hamilton Service Area Office (HSAO) - Compliance and inspection.
    * Central Intake Assessment and Triage Team (CIATT) - Receives and triages complaints/concerns to five Provincial Service Area Offices (SAO).
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Peel Region, Mississauga, Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Norfolk County Eligibility

    Open to all

    Application

    Contact for information

    Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Care Connect
    (HAM0439)
    Toronto Downtown
    1-800-445-1822
    Health Care Connect (HCC) is a brand new and innovative, made-in-Ontario program designed to help residents of Ontario, without a family health care provider, find one in their community.
    * HCC will not assist in cases where caller already has a family doctor even if they are out of town
    * HCC takes both Emergency and Non-emergency cases
    * Priority given to those with the most pressing need for family health care
    Residents of Ontario without a family health care provider can call the toll free number to register for the Health Care Connect patient database. The option to register online is also available at: www.ontario.ca/healthcareoptions.
    Once registered with Health Care Connect, a nurse (called a Care Connector) will be assigned to help find a health care provider in the the client's local area. This may be a physician or a nurse practitioner. The Care Connector assigned will be the main point of contact with the program. Contact information for the Care Connector will be received after program registration.
    Phone service: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    * Individuals without a family health care provider (i.e. not currently enrolled with a family health care provider according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care records) * Must have a valid OHIP card

    Application

    Contact for information

    Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Services Division, Drug Programs Branch, Trillium Drug Program
    (HAM2082)
    Toronto Downtown
    1-800-575-5386 * 416-642-3038
    Helps people who have high prescription drug costs relative to their household income and covers all drugs approved under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program. For drug products that are not on the list of approved ODB products, your doctor may apply for special approval through the Exceptional Access Program (EAP).
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    Families who spend the majority of their income on drug costs * You have a valid Ontario health card * You live in Ontario AND you are not covered under ODB as: * a senior over 65 years of age * someone who receives financial help through Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program * a resident of a Long-Term Care home or Home for Special Care or someone who receives Home Care Services OR * you don't have private health insurance or your private insurance does not cover 100% of your prescription drug costs

    Application

    Available online through website, by calling or at a local pharmacy. Completed application must be sent by mail only and the deadline is September 30 in any given year.

    Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Healthy Smiles Ontario
    (HAM1678)
    Oshawa King St W
    Oshawa ON L1H 8X1
    1-844-296-6306
    A government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children with and without some form of dental coverage, from low-income households.
    The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment including:
    * check-ups
    * cleaning
    * fillings (for a cavity)
    * x-rays
    * scaling
    * tooth extraction
    * urgent or emergency dental care (including treatment of a child’s toothache or tooth pain)
    Public Health Units work with local partners such as Community Health Centres, primary care providers, dentists, dental hygienists, hospitals, schools and universities to deliver this program.
    8:30 am-5 pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    Applicants must: * be a resident of Ontario * be without access to any form of dental coverage (including government-funded programs like Ontario Works) * have an Adjusted Family Net Income that meets the income eligibility requirements.

    Application

    One can enrol in the program online or by mail. All Required Documents: * Annual Goods and Services Tax Credit Entitlement Notice OR Annual Canada child Tax Benefit and Ontario Child Benefit Notice (most recent tax year) * Government-issued identification (valid Ontario Health Card, Passport, Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Immigration Identification Card, OR valid Ontario Driver’s License) * The child's Valid Ontario Health Card Or contact your local public health unit to enroll. Please see this website for local public health unit contact information. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/contact/phu/phuloc_mn.html

    Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario Public Drug Programs Division, Ontario Drug Benefit Program
    (HAM6147)
    Toronto Downtown 5700 Yonge St 3rd Flr
    Toronto ON M2M 4K5
    ServiceOntario, INFOline at 866-532-3161
    * Exceptional Access 1-866-811-9893 press 2 * Trillium Drug program 1-800-575-5386 * Seniors Co-payment information 1-888-405-0405
    Program covers most of the cost of 3,800 prescription drug products, some nutrition products and some diabetic testing agents.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    If you belong to one of the following groups of Ontario residents and you have a valid Ontario health card (OHIP), you are eligible for drug coverage under the ODB Program: * people 65 years of age and older * people who receive financial help through Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program * residents of Homes for Special Care and Long-term Care Homes * people receiving professional home care services * registrants in the Trillium Drug Program You may qualify for the Trillium Drug Program if: * you are an Ontario resident and have a valid Ontario health card AND you are not covered under ODB as: * a senior over 65 years of age * someone who receives financial help through Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program * a resident of a Long-Term Care home or Home for Special Care or someone who receives Home Care Services OR * you don't have private health insurance or your private insurance does not cover 100% of your prescription drug costs

    Application

    * seniors are automatically enrolled in the Ontario Drug Benefit program * low income seniors may fill in a co-payment form or they may call the Seniors Co-payment line to have a form mailed out to them Trillium Drug Program * you must apply for the Trillium Drug Program * applications and guides are available at local pharmacies, or by calling 1-800-575-5386 (toll free) * download the application and guide

    Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Telehealth Ontario
    (HAM5857)
    Toronto Downtown
    1-866-797-0000
    A free, confidential telephone service which provides health advice or general health information from a registered nurse.
    In emergency situations a person should always call 911.
    Mon-Sun 24 hours
    Ontario Eligibility

    Open to all

    Application

    No application required

    Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General
    (HAM5753)
    Toronto Downtown 720 Bay St
    Toronto ON M7A 2S9
    416-326-2220
    1-800-518-7901
    Responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system which reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves across government and the province. It strives to manage the justice system in an equitable, affordable and accessible way throughout the province.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    Open to all

    Application

    No application required

    Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Family Court, On-Site Mediation Services
    (HAM0454)
    Hamilton Central 55 Main St W
    Hamilton ON L8P 1H4
    905-645-5252 ext 2516
    Family mediation is a form of dispute resolution where a neutral third party, called a mediator, assists the disputing parties to reach an informed and voluntary agreement on issues such as how to separate, parenting plans, and child and spousal support.
    * Available on-site at Family Court for parties on the day of their first appearance, case or settlement or trial management conference, or motion.
    * Off-site mediation is also available for parties who need more time or who don't have court proceedings started. Contact us for more information.
    Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Parties must be before the court on the same day they utilize on-site mediation. Issues must be narrow enough to be mediated under 2 hours.

    Application

    Referrals are accepted from the court, lawyers, or the interested parties themselves on a first come, first served basis.

    Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Family Law, Mandatory Information Programs (MIPs)
    (HAM0341)
    Hamilton Central 172 Main St E
    Hamilton ON L8N 1G9
    905-645-5252 ext 2516
    Designed to ensure that parties starting a court application or bringing a motion to change are provided with upfront information to help the parties make informed decisions about the next steps in the parties’ family law case. Programs are managed by local family mediation and information service providers. In Hamilton the provider is AXIS Family Mediation Inc.
    Hours vary
    Hamilton (City of) Application

    Sessions are scheduled on filing of an application that starts a family law case, and when a moving party brings a motion to change a final order. The applicant or moving party will receive two notices: one that advises when the applicant should attend the MIP and one that advises when the other party is to attend the MIP. Members of the public are welcome to attend Mandatory Information Program sessions, but registration is required.

    Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, Hamilton Branch
    (HAM0385)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W Ste 9
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-546-8300
    1-800-891-0502 * General Information 1-800-366-0335
    A government agency that protects mentally incapable people, protects the public's interest in charities, searches for heirs for estates which the OPGT administers, invests perpetual care funds, and deals with dissolved corporations.
    Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
    Hamilton (City of), Halton Region, Peel Region, Waterloo Region, Haldimand County, Niagara Region, Brant County, Brantford, Norfolk County Application

    Contact branch

    Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT), Hamilton Branch, Guardianship Investigations
    (HAM5605)
    Hamilton Central 119 King St W 9th Flr
    Hamilton ON L8P 4Y7
    905-546-8300
    1-800-891-0502
    Provides a range of services that safeguard the legal, personal and financial interests of certain private individuals and estates.
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
    Hamilton (City of), Halton Region Eligibility

    Abused Older Adults

    Application

    Call Toronto number, and worker there will deem eligibility.

    Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Victim Service Secretariat, Victim/Witness Assistance Program
    (HAM1276)
    Hamilton Central 45 Main St E Suite 478
    Hamilton ON L8N 2B7
    905-645-5272
    Information and assistance to support participation in the criminal court process * services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over * case-specific information (court dates, bail conditions) * court preparation * needs assessment * emotional support * crisis intervention * referrals to community agencies
    Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund -- financial and court-based supports to enable victims of crime and families of homicide victims to attend court * travel arrangements and expenses * language interpretation * real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    Victims and witnesses of intimate partner abuse/domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault (including historical sexual assault and human trafficking) * families of homicide victims, families of motor vehicle fatalities * elderly victims, victims with disabilities, victims of hate crime * Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund -- eligibility determined on case-by-case basis – speak with V/WAP staff

    Application

    Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral

    Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Victim Services, Victim Support Line
    (HAM1443)
    Ontario
    416-314-2447
    1-888-579-2888
    A province-wide, bilingual, toll-free information line providing a range of services to victims of crime offering information and referrals to support services and access to information about provincially sentenced offenders. May also register for automated notifications when an offender’s status changes.
    Victim Support Line: Mon-Sun 24 hours * Offender information: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    A public service geared towards assisting victims of crime or others acting on their behalf.

    Application

    Call or visit website

    Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Superior Court of Justice, Family Court, Family Law Information Centre
    (HAM5718)
    Hamilton Central 55 Main St W
    Hamilton ON L8P 1H4
    A drop-in service that provides legal and non-legal information, regarding family law issues, such as separation and divorce. Services include guides, procedures, information and referral services, parent information sessions, court-connected mediation services (on-site and off-site) and an advice lawyer.
    Mon-Fri 9 am-12:30 pm, 1:30 pm-4 pm * Courthouse Hours: 8:30 am-5 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Application

    Drop-in service; Legal advice in person only.

    Ontario. Ministry of Tourism, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, Ontario Tourism
    (HAM1142)
    Toronto Downtown 10 Dundas St E Ste 900
    Toronto ON M7A 2A1
    1-800-668-2746 or 905-754-1958
    Ontario Travel provides information on travel and events throughout Ontario.
    Mon-Fri 8 am-8 pm * Weekends, Holidays 9 am-6 pm
    Ontario Eligibility

    Open to all

    Application

    Contact for information

    Primary Medical Clinics, Main St West Walk-in Clinic
    (HAM1751)
    Hamilton West 1685 Main St W Unit 135B
    Hamilton ON L8S 1G5
    905-521-2222
    Walk in medical clinic * doctors and nurses assess and treat minor illnesses and injuries
    Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm * Sat 10 am-3 pm
    Hamilton (City of) Eligibility

    People who need medical care for minor illnesses and injuries

    Application

    Call or visit * No referral required