Funding. Flexibility. Freedom to choose.

Community Living Hamilton offers certain programs and services on a fee-for-service basis. This means that people with intellectual disabilities can access valuable learning and recreational opportunities with the direct funding they receive from either the Ministry of Community and Social Services (Passport) or the Ministry of Child and Youth Services (Special Services At Home).

Put your Passport or SSAH funding to work with qualified staff and program choices that suit your needs.

One-to-one staffing offers individual support to people with intellectual disabilities. We perform an initial assessment then develop a tailor-made plan for a set number of staff hours. An hourly rate is charged.

Children’s Respite options provide weekend day respite and Summer Day Camp offerings for children with special needs. Both options are facilitated by highly trained staff and include outings and on-site activities to keep participants active and stimulated.

How to access:
Call Community Living Hamilton at 905-528-0281 to request service.

In The Know

For Ages 18 and over – Alternate plans may be made due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. All sessions are offered seasonally and include weekly classes.

Tuesday – Tuesday Social

$ 400.00

191 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON
January 9th, 2018 – March 20th, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Come together at the first session to explore what community activities the group would like to do over the next ten weeks. The choice is yours!  

Wednesday – Crafting

$ 400.00

191 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON
January 10th, 2018 – March 21st, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Take some time to explore your artistic talents while spending time with friends. Craft projects may be seasonal and all materials are provided. No experience necessary!  

Thursday – Men’s Club

$ 400.00

191 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON
January 11th, 2018 – March 22nd, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Exclusively for men, the evening’s activities will be chosen by you. Come share your ideas and interests to make every Thursday night an awesome experience.  

Friday – Ladies Night

$ 400.00

191 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON
January 12th, 2018 – March 23th, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Exclusively for women, the evening’s activities will be chosen by you. Take advantage of everything the City of Hamilton has to offer.  

Saturday – Lunch Box

$ 400.00

191 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON
January 13th, 2018 – March 24th, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
A social and interactive program with an educational focus on nutrition, safe kitchen practices and food handling techniques. The group will prepare a healthy lunch each week.  

On The Go

For Ages 18 and over — Alternate Plans may be made due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

Movie Night – Jumanji

$ 60.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON
Wednesday, January 17, 2017
Time to be announced (Will be in the evening)
Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. Popcorn and drink included.

Fantasy Fair

$ 120.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON
Tuesday, January 30, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor amusement park with 12 full size rides and attractions including Antique Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Bumper Boats, Bumper cars, Airforce (plane ride), Express train and more. After lunch you can spend some time in the arcade and try your luck. Redeem e-tickets for great prizes!! Lunch is included.

Ripley’s Aquarium

$ 140.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Dangerous Lagoon - An exhilarating thrill you will never forget! The experience begins in an underwater tunnel weaving through the gallery to see the home of many different species of sharks. Enjoy saw-wielding sawfish, barracudas, moray eels, spadefish and tarpon. Be swept away as you explore the other Galleries such as Canadian Waters, Rainbow Reef, Touch Tanks, Ray Bay and Planet Jellies!!!  

Escape Room

$ 75.00

Leaving from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Based on a true ESCAPE from Alcatraz, walk the path of an infamous escapee who made his way to freedom. Known to many as “Ghost”, you will attempt to make your way through one of the world’s toughest prisons, and locate a passage many do not know exists. Welcome to Alcatraz. Afterwards, enjoy a coffee at Tim Hortons to talk about your experience!!

Hamilton Bull Dogs

$ 60.00

Leaving from 191, boul. York, Hamilton, ON
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hamilton Bulldogs are a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. Come out and cheer on the Bulldogs as they face off against the Barrie Colts. Snack is provided.

How To Book

To book, please contact:
Kathi Soules
Manager – Community Resources
(905) 528-0281 ext. 249

All activities are held based on number of registrants. Fees support staffing, transportation and other costs. We are not able to provide a refund if registered individuals cannot attend any In The Know sessions.

Registration must be received by December 1st , 2017 and full payments must be made by January 2nd, 2018.