Social Services



Ontario Works (O/W)

(Social Assistance)

181 Main St. W, 3rd Floor

Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y4

To apply for Ontario Works call:

905-546-4800, and press 1

You need the following information:

-    Date(s) of birth

-    Health card and social insurance

-    Citizenship or verification of Canadian status

-    Address, postal code and telephone number

-    Banking information such as account balances and branch details

-    Housing information; landlord name, rental or boarding agreements or leases, mortgage details and contact numbers

-    A list of assets such as a house, car or any investments

-    All other sources of income such as child support payment Pension or earnings

-    School verification for youth over 16 years of age



Career Development Centre

(Ontario Works)

181 Main St. W.

Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y4

905-546-2424 ext. 5208

Free Computer Access and child minding. Applications for and case management of Ontario Works available. Employment counselling and referrals offered.


Catholic Children's Aid Society (CCAS)

735 King St. East

Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1A1

For Child Welfare Protection Concerns or referrals please contact the office by phone.

Telephone: 905-525-2012

Emergency After Hours:


For general inquiries please contact David Shea at


Children’s Aid Society (CAS)

of Hamilton

The Poscor Centre for Children & Families

26 Arrowsmith Rd.

Hamilton, ON L8E 4H8

If you are concerned about a child's safety and well-being, call the Society immediately at 905-522-1121

Mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1170, Depot 1

Hamilton ON L8N 4B9


Dundurn Community Legal Services

Serving Central Hamilton

100 Main St. E

Hamilton, ON L8N 3W7

Tel: 905- 527-4572


Good Shepherd Square

Seniors Apartments

Affordable Housing Units

King St. West Between Ray and Pearl

Opening Spring 2012

For more information contact:

905-525-5188 ext. 22 or 28 or

press link: GSNPH Hamilton

Hamilton Citizenship Office

55 Bay St. N.

Hamilton, ON L8R 3P7


Assists immigrants in acquiring Canadian citizenship. Distributes citizenship materials and supports curriculum development for adults and immigrant citizenship. Promotes citizenship values and encourages Canadians to take pride in their citizenship


ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) Office

Ministry of CSS, Hamilton Branch

119 King St. W. 2nd Floor, Suite #600

Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y7

905- 521-7280


St. Joseph’s Immigrant Women’s Centre

8 Main St. E., Suite 101

Hamilton, ON L8N 1E4


The Centre is committed to enabling refugee and immigrant women to discover and build their new futures through skills development and settlement support.


Victoria Park Community Homes

155 Queen St. N.

Hamilton, ON L8R 2V6


Toll Free: 1(866) 780-7275

Non-Profit Housing. Two and three bedroom apartment units are available