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Immigration, Settlement & Newcomer Support Services

Services for newcomers to Hamilton that offer employment, housing, language and other supports.

Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton Niagara

Population Served:

Communauté francophone de Hamilton et la région du Niagara

Services Offered:

  • Services de soutien personnalisé et confidentiel qui abordent les problématiques liées à la violence à l’encontre des femmes
  • Services d’aiguillage, de référence et d’accompagnement tels que dans de milieu hospitalier, policier et juridique, assistance pratique, défense des droits et intérêts et assistance pour compléter un rapport anonyme.
  • Programme d’intervention précoce pour les enfants exposés à la violence
  • Programme d’intervention auprès des partenaires violents (PAR) mandaté par la Cour
  • Autres services offerts aux francophones de tout âge:
  • Santé primaire (médecin de famille, infirmières, diététiste, services périnataux, ergothérapeute, soins des pieds, services aux aîné(e)s, etc.)
  • Santé mentale et toxicomanie, programmes et services d’établissement et adaptation, et programmes et services en santé et bien-être

Contact:

Téléphone : (905) 528-0163
Gratuit : 1 (866) 437-7606
Fax : (905) 528-9196
Adresse : 1320 rue Barton est, Hamilton ON, L8H 2W1
Site : http://www.cschn.ca/

Other:

Emplacement accessible ? Oui
Le service en français ? Oui
Services d’interprétation ? Non

Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

Population Served:

All residents of Hamilton

Services Offered:

  • Art from the Heart; for those struggling with difficult emotions, are chronically ill, isolated or had traumatic experiences. Uses art as a medium of expression to improve mental health
  • Serenity “N” Motion; self-esteem workshops, relaxation sessions, discussion groups and community services activities

Contact:

Phone: (905) 522-3233
Fax: (905) 522-3433
Address: 71 Rebecca Street, Hamilton, ON
Web: www.hucchc.com/index.html

Other:

Accessible location? Yes
French language services? No
Interpretation services? Yes

Immigrant Women's Centre

Population Served:

Immigrant and refugee women and their families

Services Offered:

  • Language training
  • Job Search Workshops
  • Financial literacy
  • Settlement support
  • Community connections
  • Women of action – learn civic rights and obligations through participatory training
  • International marketplace – annual event for local women to promote their home-based businesses
  • Montcalm community house – community house hosting events such as movie nights, fitness clubs and other programming for children and families

Contact:

Phone: (905) 529 -5209
Head Office Address: 8 Main Street East, Suite 101, Hamilton, ON
Web: iwchamilton.ca/

Other:

Accessible location? No
French language services? Yes
Interpretation services? Yes

Legal Aid Ontario

Population Served:

Individuals who are low income and meet requirements of LAO

Services Offered:

  • Toll free telephone services, francophone legal advice line
  • Duty counsel services, courthouse offices, community and specialty clinics
  • Representation by a lawyer
  • Student legal aid services, family law services

Contact:

Other:

Accessible location? Yes
French language services? Appeler 1-877-966-7345 pour service en Français
Interpretation services? No

North Hamilton Community Health Centre

Population Served:

Primarily residents of the north end of Hamilton

Services Offered:

  • Primary care: assessment, diagnosis and management by health professionals
  • Health wellness: physiotherapy, chiropody (foot care), nutrition, kinesiology, occupational therapy, asthma therapy, and diabetes education
  • Mental wellness: social work, client advocacy and counselling
  • Feet first – steps for health: free diabetes foot care to seniors or others with limited resources

Contact:

Phone: (905) 523-6611 ext. 2000
Administration fax: (905) 523-5173
Medical fax: (905) 523-8735
Address: 438 Hughson Street North, Hamilton ON
Web: www.nhchc.ca/default/index

Other:

Accessible location? Yes
French language services? Yes
Interpretation services? Yes

YMCA Settlement Services

Population Served:

Newcomers to Hamilton

Services Offered:

  • Language assessments and referrals
  • Orientation and information
  • One-to-one settlement support
  • Referrals to community services
  • Commissioning
  • Employment services

Contact:

Phone: (905) 540-9679
Fax: (905) 540-9613
Address: 23 Main Street East, Hamilton ON
Web: mydreamlife.ca/iss_hamilton

Other:

Accessible location? Yes
French language services? Yes
Interpretation services? Yes

YWCA Settlement Services

Population Served:

Newcomers to Hamilton

Services Offered:

  • Newcomer Settlement Program (NSP) – information about community services, such as schools and health care
  • Bridging Program – bridge employment by upgrading newcomers’ skills to meet employment regulations in Canada. This program includes; bridging to information community technology (ICT) and bridging to environment

Contact:

Newcomer program phone: (905) 522-9922 Ext. 147
Bridging programs phone: (905) 522-9922 Ext. 142
Various locations
Web: ywcahamilton.org/programs-services/settlement-services

Other:

Accessible location? Yes
French language services? Yes
Interpretation services? Yes

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