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Literacy and basic skills training, including numeracy, digital, communication and interpersonal skills. Helps learners prepare for employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education and greater independence.

An inter-professional approach to ensuring the healthy settlement of newcomer communities in Hamilton. Individuals may receive help with forms completion and accessing education, housing, or employment. Health promotion group and individual activities are also provided.

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.

Assists people with disabilities to ease their daily living, accessibility and employment issues.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, all YMCA programs have been cancelled, and all facilities are closed. Staff are available via phone and email to assist with questions and to make referrals to local programs and services. Comprehensive employment and job search services.  

Provides door-to-door transportation service to individuals who are unable to use regular public transit due to a disability. Participants must first register with Accessible Transportation Services (ATS), a department of the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR). Employs wheelchair accessible buses, vans, MVs, and contracted taxi services when appropriate and works under contract to ATS.

The local riding office can provide advocacy and assistance with all federal ministries and programs. They may assist in completing forms for federal services. These include:

  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Passports
  • Immigration
  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and completing tax forms
  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
  • Old Age Security (OAS)

They may also help in obtaining congratulatory messages/scrolls for significant milestones.

Community-based early intervention program that is designed to help young people who are at risk of or in the early stages of homelessness. Services offered include: family mediation and reunification, school re-engagements and retention support, intentional case management, engagement in employment, and assistance identifying and connecting to both natural and formal support networks.

Program connects youth and their families to different services and programs within the city. Program assists youth with a wide range of needs such as: homework help, recreational programming, accessing a housing worker, after school programs, employment/volunteer help, accessing food banks.

This program may also be accessed through the partnership with Wesley.

Adult Day Services Program provides community-based supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Programs are based on each participant’s goals and interests and are geared to increase independence. Programs include:

  • recreational activities
  • YMCA
  • swimming
  • social skills development
  • educational supports
  • volunteer/employment placements