Provides learning opportunities that help participants develop skill and confidence in the kitchen, and learn about choice and preparation of diabetes friendly food. Topics include: food safety education, cooking more to limit processed food and restaurant use, make healthy choices taste great, cooking techniques, healthy alternatives, vegetarian protein options and money saving tips. Sessions run one Friday per month, for three Months: September - November, January - March, April – June.
A stay-in-school program designed to reduce poverty and its effects by lowering the dropout rate among high school students, from economically disadvantaged communities, and increase their participation in post-secondary programs.
Four Core Elements of Support:
Offers one-on-one education and advice about effective diabetes management.
- diet and nutrition
- medications and medical history
- measuring health indicators such as weight and blood pressure
- assessing current usage of blood glucose monitors
Offers a variety of mental health related services to support mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health.
- Social Work Counselling - available to help with issues such as grief, couple counselling, and self-esteem
- Group Programs - including meditation, art therapy, and support groups
- Client Advocacy - to assist with navigating Hamilton social services and healthcare system
- Cultural Interpretation Services
Offers primary health care services to people living in Hamilton who face barriers to traditional health programs. Doctors and nurses assess and treat minor illnesses and injuries.
- family physicians and physician assistants
- nurse practitioners and registered nurses
- pharmacist consultants
- respiratory educators
Offers legal support and forms assistance to help transgender individuals through the process of legally changing their name and sex designation on Ontario and Canada government IDs, birth certificates, and other records.
Weekly home-cooked lunch followed by activities such as singing, games, and excursions. July and August dates include brunch and/or a day trip.
Program provides a healthy free meal each Thursday.
Emergency food bank. Provides three-day supply of food and personal hygiene products. Can be accessed once per household every 30 days.
Hamilton Community Garden Network (HCGN) provides resources and tools needed to start, run, or participate in community garden development. Current community garden locations can be searched on the online map.
HCGN is currently organized by the Neighbour to Neighbour Centre's Hamilton Community Food Centre.