Funding. Flexibility. Freedom to choose.

Community Living Hamilton offers certain programs and services on a fee-for-service basis. This means that people with developmental 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

$ 450.00

191 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON
July 10th, 2018 – September 18th, 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

$ 450.00

191 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON
July 11th, 2018 – September 19th , 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

$ 450.00

191 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON
July 12th, 2018 – September 20th, 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

$ 450.00

191 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON
July 13th, 2018 – September 21st, 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

$ 450.00

191 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON
July 14th, 2018 – September 22nd, 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.

Lakeland Go Karts

$ 90.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm
If you like to drive, you’ll love navigating all the twists and turns of this half-kilometer asphalt course on the shores of Lake Ontario (two seater carts available). Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Hutch’s and a walk on the beach!  

African Lion Safari

$ 130.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Friday, July 27th, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
Explore Canada’s Original Safari Adventure. Get closer than you ever imagined.... To over 1,000 exotic birds and animals from around the world including majestic lions, graceful giraffe, and a crash of rhino! It’ll drive you WILD!! Lunch is not included.  

Port Dover

$ 80.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
10:30am - 3:30pm
Lunch at the Arbor, a Port Dover favourite since 1919. Famous for "Golden Glow", Ritz Red Hots-footlongs, fresh cut fries and ice-cream. A must-do when you go to Port Dover!! While visiting Port Dover take a walk to the lighthouse, look out at the boats and end the day with a walk on the beach enjoying the breeze off the lake.  

Grand River Boat Cruise

$ 120.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Monday, August 20th, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm
Enjoy a two-hour cruise as you experience the beautiful scenery along Southern Ontario’s largest river. The quaint country setting is a perfect place to relax with your friends during this excursion. Have a coffee and a muffin when you arrive followed by a delicious 2-course roast beef lunch, home baked bread, mashed potatoes, vegetables and home-baked apple pie. (Beef can be substituted with chicken or pasta) Please note your preference on the registration form.


$ 130.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
Come spend a day at Marineland filled with wonder, excitement, and self-discovery. At Marineland, you will be exposed to the thrill and sense of wonder that comes from a close encounter with amazing marine mammals. Experience the entertaining, educational, and heart-warming presentations at the King Waldorf  Stadium featuring dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions, and walrus. More thrills await you as the park features amusement rides such as one of the world's largest steel roller coasters and one of the world's highest triple tower rides along with a variety of other rides to suit all ages. Lunch is not included.

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 June 15th , 2018 and full payments must be made by July 16th, 2018.