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 9th, 2019 - September 17th, 2019
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 10th, 2019 - September 18th, 2019
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 11th, 2019 - September 19th, 2019
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 12th, 2019 - September 20th, 2019
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 13th, 2019 - September 21st, 2019
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

$ 95.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
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!  

Grand River Boat Cruise

$ 135.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Monday, July 29th, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
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.

Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill

$ 160.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
With the Niagara Falls Fun pass, you’ll see the best attractions the area has to offer. Experience the Niagara Skywheel, Movieland Wax Museum, Ghost Blasters Dark Ride, Wild West Coaster, and the Dinosaur Adventure Golf or Wizard’s Golf. Lunch is not included.  

Heartland Forest

$ 130.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Heartland Forest Nature Experience offers a safe and natural outdoor environment that’s perfect for all! You will Enjoy nature to its fullest while playing mini putt, going through the Tree House, hopping on the Accessible Merry-go-round and Swing, as well as hiking on the trails. While waiting for lunch to be delivered in the private pavilion you will be entertained by a ride on the Tootsie Express Train.

African Lion Safari

$ 135.00

Departing from 191 York Blvd, Hamilton
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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.  

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 14, 2019 and full payments must be made by July 5, 2019.