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2012 News Archive

Hamilton Roundtable

for Poverty Reduction


We invite you to join us

on December 14 
to hear from communities

on the recent cuts to

Community Start Up

and Maintenance Benefits

December 14, 2012
1:00 pm

Hamilton City Hall
Council Chambers, Second Floor

RSVP: hrpr@hcf.on.ca




National Day of Remembrance

& Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2012

There are 2 events in Hamilton

commemorating victims of violence.


Worker’s Arts & Heritage Centre at 5:30 pm

Art exhibit and candle light vigil

Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street

Contact: 905-522-0127 for more information


McMaster University Council Chambers

Gilmour Hall 111 at 2:00 p.m

Commemorate the victims of the

1989 Montreal Massacre

and missing/murdered women across Canada. 

For more information contact

Carol Wood at 905-525-9140 x24217





Saturday December 1, 2012

10 am - 5 pm.
Locaiton:  Elaine Mae Theatre

Dundurn St. North

(next to The Staircase Theatre) 
Craftstock features local artists, craftspeople and musicians. Come grab a free hot chocolate and shop for everyone on your list! Then dress up and take a silly picture at ourHoliday Photobooth... 

It's free to attend, and promises to be a great time!



No Charge Christmas Tree Store

Wesley Urban Ministries


*NEW LOCATION* 225 King William Street, 4th Floor

(Goodwill - The Amity Group Building)


If you need help this Christmas Season, please register at Wesley Urban Ministries' No Charge Christmas Store. Each family or individual who require help this Christmas Season, and qualifies based on income, will receive a number of food points, based on the size of their family, to shop for food, toys and gifts in a store-like setting.Wesley Program Registrations (at registration you will receive an appointment for the Christmas store


  • Registration:

·        Tuesday November 20 9am to 2pm - OEYC 155 – Queen Street North,. School Age room

·        Wednesday November 21 9:30am to 1:30pm -  Wesley Centre Wesley Community Homes - 195 Ferguson Avenue North, Chapel

·        Thursday November 22 9am to Noon - East Kiwanis Community Centre - 785 Britannia,  Room 13

·        Thursday November 22 1pm to 4pm - Wesley Neighbourhood Centre - 93 Delena Avenue North

·        Friday November 23 10AM to 2PM - CATCH - 350 Quigley Road, Unit 131

  • Monday, November 26th to Friday, December 7th, Monday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm at 225 King William Street, 4thFloor.
  • Registrants will be provided with an appointment time to ‘shop’ for gifts and food suitable for their family.
  • Store shopping days - December 8th through December 21st. 


Proof of address and identification each member of your household is required.


For more information, please contact 905-528-5629 x 253.


Please note: you can register for only one program in the City.



Road Closure:

Queen Street Hill

Saturday, November 17th 

and Sunday November 18, 2012

from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Hamilton’s Public Works Department will close Beckett Drive from Garth Street to Glenfern Avenue this weekend.  The closure is required to safely facilitate a geotechnical investigation as part of pre-engineering work for the reconstruction of this Mountain access in 2013.


HSR Route 34 northbound buses will be detoured from Scenic and Garth via Fennell, West 5th, James Mountain Road, James, Charlton to Hess.  Route 34 southbound buses will be detoured from Queen and Herkimer via Herkimer, James, James Mountain Road, West 5th, Fennell to Garth.




Consider donating to:

No Charge Christmas Assistance Program

**NEW LOCATION ** Goodwill - The Amity Group building, 225 King William Street, 4th Floor

Please help make Christmas a time free of worry and struggle for over 6,500 individuals in Hamilton which is inclusive of 3,000 children; please consider donating to our ‘No Charge Christmas Store’!


Wesley Urban Ministries' Annual ‘No Charge Christmas Assistance Program’ provides emergency food and gifts during the Christmas Season to families, adults, children, youth and seniors.


Donations are welcome anytime!


Special Donation Drop Off Times:

Sunday, Dec 2 … 12 - 4 pm

Sunday, Dec 9 … 12 - 4 pm

Sunday, Dec 16 … 12 - 4 pm


For more information,

please contact 905-528-5629 x 253.




Remembrance Day

Sunday November 11, 2012


A parade of Hamilton and area veterans Hamilton Garrison Units and Cadet Corps will leave the John Foote V.C. Armories on James St N  at 10:15 am on Sunday November 11, 2012. The Parade will proceed south on James St to King St and east on King St to the Cenotaph in
Gore Park for a Memorial Service at 10:45 am.






Young Mothers Health Study

McMaster University

a young woman between 15 and 20 years
pregnant with your first child or
recently gave birth to your first child

Interviews will take about 1 hour to an 1 hour 15 minutes
Interviewer will travel to a place convenient for the young mom

Heather Whitty
905-521-2100 ext 74349
Text: 905-869-4349

Dr. Ellen Lipman
905-521-2100 ext 77359




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.  

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

doreen.knol@gmail.com or Aukje at aukje@cogeco.ca.

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 

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
of 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:
www. www.ymcahbb.ca/peace-medal/breakfast.cfm




"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 bekoko@faith-commongood.net



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: