Specialized Information and Referral

Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.

 

Services

Provides a variety of services to newcomers, immigrants, and refugees to help them in finding a job in Ontario.

Services include:

WINHamilton offers services to help with job seekers

They have employment services for:

Available via website are:

  • legal answers and documents
  • 2,100 topics on provincial and federal laws
  • referrals
  • publishes legal guides and Your Guide to Canadian Law

This organization operates online and via telephone service. It offers legal information and answers covering a large variety of legal topics on provincial and federal laws.

A Federal not-for-profit corporation that provides access to Canadian Laws, helps answer legal questions and does legal education online.

Offers email information and referral services for trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary people in Hamilton.

Service specializes in referrals to gender-affirming health care.

Provides specialized information and referral services focusing on mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services in the province of Ontario. Service is available through the phoneline or via online chat through the website.

Website and phoneline for Connex Ontario, providing information and referral service, focusing on mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services in the province of Ontario.

ConnexOntario is an information and referral service, focusing on mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services in the province of Ontario.

Offers a variety of services to assist immigrants and arrived refugee claimants in Hamilton.

Services include:

  • translation
  • art classes
  • sport programs
  • referral to community resources
  • social events

Offers a structured language program for teachers, tutors, parents, and home schoolers, to help promote literacy and learning.  This method of instruction combines techniques with teaching the structures of written English, sounds (phonemes), meaning units (prefixes, suffixes, roots), and common

Offers tutoring services for individuals with dyslexia, using a multi-sensory approach to help promote literacy and learning.

Office for the Dyslexia Resource Centre.

An organization offering information, resources and support to individuals with dyslexia and their families.  Provides assistance for individuals with dyslexia, to help them build literacy skills and gain confidence in their abilities.  Promotes awareness of dyslexia for professional educators, a

Provides information, resources and support to individuals with dyslexia and their families, along with educators and other professionals.  Aims to promote literacy through research, education, and advocacy.  Volunteer opportunities are also available.  Services include:

Office headquarters for the International Dyslexia Association Ontario.

A volunteer-run organization providing information, resources and support to individuals with dyslexia and their families, along with educators and other professionals.  Aims to promote literacy through research, education, and advocacy.  This organization is funded by membership fees, conference

Provides information, counselling, and programs on alcohol, drugs, and gambling.

Services include:

A multidisciplinary team offering care to individuals living with or at risk of acquiring Hepatitis C.  Provides support and comprehensive services to clients throughout the treatment process.  Operates as an outreach program, but will see clients in office by appointment.  The Shelter Health Net

Provides support for males and transitional male youth experiencing alcohol or drug addition.  Offers advocacy, counselling, education and life skills building activities in a substance free environment.  Programs include:

Community Living Hamilton Child Care Supports Location

Provides Special Needs Resourcing supports that help childcare programs include children with special needs.  Staff work directly with the childcare centre to support the inclusion of your child in the classroom.  Staff also assists with information and referral as well as the transition to schoo

This program helps people aged 16 and older with a developmental disability who are looking for adult developmental services in the following ways:

Offers supportive programming for women from Hamilton's diverse racial and cultural communities, in particular women who are immigrant, newcomers, and refugees.

Contact Hamilton for Children's and Developmental Services Location.  

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