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All Party Federal Anti-Poverty Caucus

The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

is honoured to act as host for the new

First public event outside of Ottawa

We hope you will join us in demonstrating our community involvement and
our interest in contributing to the National conversation about poverty issues.

Friday, November 9th, 2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hamilton Convention Centre
Albion Room, 2nd Floor
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Information & RSVP:
905-523-5600 ext. 248

Bus tickets available




Meet Twice a Week

Once at  Ottawa St.  YWCA

and at the MacNab St. YWCA

This is a  two hour group for pregnant/parenting women. This group is open to women 14-24 years of age, who are pregnant/parenting, including women who currently have their children in care. One hour of the program is focused on physical activity (we have access to the wonderful facilities at the YWCA) and the other hour is focused on discussion/play.  Every session offers a healthy snack and 2 bus tickets.


For more information contact:

Susan Neudorf

Breakfast Program

Coordinator /AYM program

Living Rock Ministries

905-528-7625 X254





Information Session

Sunday, Nov. 4th at 7:00 pm

First Unitarian Church of Hamilton,

170 Dundurn St. S


Are you interested in learning about cohousing and the possibility of creating such a community in Hamilton?  Come to an information session about co-housing



“Balancing community and personal privacy, cohousing (a form of intentional community) is a chance to create a modern village in an urban or rural setting.  Residents own their own homes and can gather in common areas to share meals and socialize.  ..... cohousing addresses and alleviates many of the demands and pressures of modern life – everything from daycare to aging at home is easier with the help of your neighbours.” *

*From the Cohousing Handbook, by Chris Hanson, publishers Hartley & Marks



For more information, contact Doreen at or Aukje at  General information about cohousing is available at




Participatory Budgeting Public Meeting to reveal 2013 projects - this meeting has been rescheduled from October 30th to November 13, 7 pm, Council Chambers (details to follow)




Victoria Park


The following initiatives in Victoria Park were announced at the Strathcona Community Council AGM last week.


Outdoor Gym


City Staff gave a presentation about installing an outdoor gym in Victoria Park.  The residents at the meeting provided feedback on what kind of equipment and where in the park would be preferable.

No decision on the type of equipment or the location in the park has been made at this time.  Installation is tentatively planned for the spring fo 2013.


A copy of the staff presentation is available at


Neighbourhood Café


Unlike Locke Street in Kirkendall and Westdale Village in Ainslie Wood Westdale, there is no community gathering place for the Strathconca neighbourhood.  With this in mind, Brian has been working with the Hellenic Community to establish a café in the Field House building, located at the southeast corner of King Street West and Strathcona Avenue North in Victoria Park.


Council passed a motion  in July 2012, to approve a license agreement between the City of Hamilton  and St. Demetrious Church to use the building as a non-profit café for two years.   The report is at


Significant maintenance work has been completed (new drywall, furnace replacement, roof work, painting, lighting) and there are plans to replace the windows and make the washrooms accessible from both the cafe and from outside.  The café is tentatively scheduled to open sometime in November.




The AIDS Network


Hooking Up Online:
Safe, Smart & Sexy

Monday, November 5, 2012

McMaster University
Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall

Registration/Networking: 6:30 pm

Forum Starts at 7:00 pm

Gay Men's HIV Prevention worker
905-528-0854 ext 231




Annual Fall Conference

Canadian Association of Gift Planners
Niagara/Golden Horseshoe RoundTable

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Waterfront Centre
555 Bay Street North, Hamilton

Register Now:

Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Maria Nasello Smith




PEACE Week 2012
November 17-24

YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford

Nominate someone from your community today!

2012 YMCA Peace Medal

Deadline for nominations: Monday, October 15, 2012

Medals presented:
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
25th Annual YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast
Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton

Contact: Susy Comegna

Register online:




"Beginning Today Program" Community Information Session

Presented by

City of Hamilton
Ontario Works

An opportunity for Employment related and Addictions Community Service Providers
and interested individuals to gather, share information and network for enhanced collaboration.

Wednesday October 17, 2012

11:30 to 4:00PM

Registration at 11: 15AM



Hamilton Convention Centre

Summer’s Lane

For registration or more information please contact
Linda Whyte @ 905 546-4800 ext 3627



Open Minds Across Canada
2012 Mental Health Symposium

September 30th, 2012

Registration: 12:30 pm
Presentations: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

St. Joseph's Healthcare
50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton

Register Today:
416-351-7757 ext. 21




Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

invites you to attend their

16th Annual General Meeting
"Hope in the Core"

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
71 Rebecca Street, Hamilton

Special Guest Speaker
Terry Cooke, President & CEO
Hamilton Community Foundation

For information or to confirm your attendance
Luz or Carrie





Cook It from Scratch

with Good Food Box contents!

Cooking from Scratch (with Good Food Box contents): Local Chefs to lead the sessions.

The Good Food Box is a non-profit fresh fruit and vegetable distribution program. It makes healthy fresh food affordable and accessible to everyone. For only $15 you receive a box of fresh quality produce worth $25 or more. GFB buys food at wholesale prices, with a preference for Ontario farmers.


The sessions are led by a ‘chef’ (a different one for each session) who will plan a menu and she will have two assistants.
Start: 5:30 pm, cooking together until 6:30 and end with a communal meal.

Where: Friends Meeting House, 7 Butty Place, Hamilton.
Wednesday, September 19th
Wednesday, October 17th
Wednesday, November 21st
Register for a session by September,12th to avoid disappointment.
Maximum number of participants 8
Bring your appetites and your willingness to learn.

Contact Beatrice 905 549 0900 or email



Zion Korean United church

Public Information Consultation


Thursday September 13, 2012 – 7 to 9:00PM

Zion Korean United Church, Auditorium

69 Pearl St. N.


To discuss the usage of a great community asset

What programs would

you like to see at this facility?

Can’t join us?

Visit on thw eb and share your ideas.

Fill out a survey at




Conference on Immigration

Presented by

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Come and learn how these changes affect you and your family

Day 1
Service providers' Conference

Thursday, September 13, 2012
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Day 2
Workshops for clients

Friday, September 14, 2012
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Hamilton Public Library
55 York Blvd, Hamilton
Hamilton-Wentworth Rooms

To Register, call 527-4572 ext. 51 or


Hamilton Community Foundation

is inviting applications for funding


McCallum, McBride Fund
Deadline: October 15th, 2012

Edith H. Turner Foundation Fund
Deadline: November 1st, 2012


Sharon Charters
Manager of Grants
905-523-5600 ext 242



Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

invites you to their

Annual General Meeting 2012
Working for Change

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Landmark Place
100 Main Street East,
2nd Floor Hamilton

RSVP: Mickey
905-527-4572, ext 31

Deadline: September 18th, 2012




Stand Up! Program

Presented by Saint Elizabeth and the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network.

Stand Up! Is a FREE pro-active falls prevention program for seniors living in the community who are concerned about falling or their balance.

Stand Up!  offers a group exercise program as well as a weekly education sessions on falls prevention.

Exercises are designed to improve balance, increase strength and flexibility.  Sessions occur twice weekly for 12 weeks and are led by a Physiotherapist and Certified Fitness Instructor.  Participants are also provided with a home exercise program to complement the group sessions.

The group education sessions occur weekly in conjunction with the exercise class, and focus on awareness of risks for and causes of falls, as well as strategies to increase awareness and enhance safety.

Participants must be able to walk, with or without a cane or walker, and be able to attend the classes on a regular basis.

Please attend our information session:  Wednesday September 5th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl St. N. !




Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

is pleased to announce the opening of the

Inner City Outreach Chiropractic Clinic

September 7, 2012

Services will be offered FREE of charge
Every Friday between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm

Information Session:
Friday, August 24th, 2012
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Urban Core
71 Rebecca Street

Denise Brooks, Executive Director




Strathcona Fall Food Drive

Saturday October 27, 2012

10a.m. to noon

Strathcona Community Council and other volunteers will be going door to door collecting food donations for our local food banks. If you would like to help, please place your non-perishable food items in a bag and one of our volunteers will be by to pick them up on October 27.

Some suggestions are:

Baby food, fruit juice

Peanut Butter, beans

Pasta and pasta Sauce

Tinned Meat

Want to volunteer? Meet us at the tennis courts in Victoria Park at 9:30 a.m.

Contact Kathy 905-527-0432 if you have any questions.




Locke Street Farmers' Market

Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm

Locke and Herkimer


Locke Street Farmers' Market is still going strong!  Stop by every Saturday at Locke and Herkimer for tasty locally grown produce, baked goods and friendly banter!






99 - Waterfront Shuttle

Effective Sunday, June 27 to Monday, September 6, 2010 the Hamilton Street Railway will operate  

99 - WATERFRONT Shuttle. 

This FREE service will operate 7 days per week, will be fully accessible and will provide service

 between downtown Hamilton and the Waterfront – Pier 8.


Bus Stop at King St. W.& Summers Lane  

leaves every 30 minutes, 10:05AM  to 8:35PM






Tuesdays & Thursdays starting July 17th until August 30th. Great location on Locke Street North across from Victoria Park. 2 times available: 10am - 12noon or 3pm - 5pm

Ideal for ages 8 and up. Take a minimum of 2 classes to ensure a couple of pieces are fully completed. 4 classes or more allows the student to enjoy a course with several different techniques shown and a variety of hand-made items to take home and use. Classes can be booked a few days or a few weeks apart at your convenience.


For prices or more details please contact: