Guides for Newcomers and Their Providers:
Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) – Dedicated website for newcomers to Hamilton featuring information about local services and resources.
Newcomer Services in Hamilton: A Guidebook for Service Providers – This Guidebook is a reference tool intended for service providers who serve newcomer clients. It outlines programs and services available in the community that help to meet the settlement needs of recent immigrants, refugees, and refugee claimants to Hamilton.
Guide to Child and Youth Services – This web-based guide explains how to access early years centres, child care and other child and youth services in Hamilton.
A Guide to Immigrant Employment Success – If you (or your clients) are thinking about making Hamilton your new home, or already live here, this guide to immigrant employment services and supports will help you. Use this guide to find community employment services that meet your needs.
Oral Health Services Available to Newcomers to Hamilton – Newcomer-specific guide to free or affordable oral health services in Hamilton. Discusses IFHP and OW/ODSP coverage.
A Tool for Settlement Service Providers: Outlining Language Training Options in Hamilton – This tool profiles a variety of types of newcomer clients with various language goals, provides a list of the possible language training programs available to help meet the client’s desired outcome, and increases settlement service providers’ awareness of the range of language training programs available to newcomers.
Other Region-Specific Guides:
A Guide to Finding Housing in Hamilton – Finding the right place to live can be hard, but there are people and agencies that can help you find a home. This guide can
help you start your search for a home to meet your needs. Also available in French and Arabic.
The Hamilton Red Book – An online directory of community services available in Hamilton.
Financial Supports Catalogue – The Basic Needs Work Group of the Hamilton Best Start Network identified several resources available to low-income families to help with their basic needs.
Pathway to Connect for the Early Years – The System of Care Work Group of the Hamilton Best Start Network developed a pathway that showcases key access points to services for families and their children. The pathway provides information on both universal and specialized services.
Guide to Food Banks and Low-Cost Food – City of Hamilton information on meal support, including community gardens, community kitchens, food banks, and free meals.