2016 Christmas Registry

Ontario Works Christmas Registry

The Christmas Registry provides a listing of supports available in the City of Hamilton to help ensure as many people as possible will be able to enjoy Christmas. It is coordinated by the City of Hamilton’s Community & Emergency Services Department. Information is subject to change without notice. Contact the agencies directly for additional details.

Christmas Dinner & Wonderland

Good Shepherd’s annual Christmas Dinner & Wonderland is a seasonal celebration for families and individuals. The event includes a turkey dinner followed by children’s games, entertainment and a visit with Santa Claus himself.  

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Doors open at 1:30 pm
Dinner begins at 3 pm
Registration is not required

Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton


Individuals and families requiring assistance may apply to one of the following agencies:

Location:
300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster
www.ancastercommunityservices.ca

Serving:
Ancaster residents and surrounding rural areas including Lynden, Jerseyville, Alberton, Copetown,Troy and specific parts of lower West Hamilton (please inquire).

Contact: 
Alethea Ouzas
Phone: 905-648-6675 ext. 1296
Email: aouzas@hpl.ca

You can receive:

  • Food & grocery gift cards
  • Gifts for children under 18
  • Items are based on availability

What you need:

  • Registration by appointment only
  • ID for all household members
  • Proof of income & expenses

How to register:

  • Call 905-648-6675 ext. 1296 for an appointment
  • October 3 to December 9:
    • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3 pm

Pick-up dates:

  • December 14 to 22, 2016
  • Location and time to be determined.

Food Bank will be closed from Monday, December 12, 2016 to Tuesday, January 4, 2017.

Location:
26 Arrowsmith Road, Hamilton
www.hamiltoncas.com

Serving:
By referral only

Contact: 
Phone: 905-522-1121
Email: christmas@hamiltoncas.com

You can receive:

  • Christmas hamper for families

What you need:

  • Referral from CAS worker

How to register:

  • Family must be involved with CAS to qualify

Pick-up dates:

  • Packages will be delivered

Location:
1432 Centre Road, Carlisle

Serving:
All Flamborough residents

Contact: 
Phone: 905-690-1036 (answering machine)
Please leave your name and contact information and we will reply.
Email: flamborough1@hotmail.com

You can receive:

  • Food hamper
  • Secret Santa Sponsor program

What you need:

  • Documentation required for all registrations

How to register:

  • Hamper registrations: Wednesdays, November 9 to December 14, 1 to 3 pm & 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Secret Santa registrations: October 5 to November 23

Pick-up dates:

  • Hampers: December 21, 1 to 3 pm & 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Secret Santa: December 10

Location:
155 Cannon St East, Hamilton
www.goodshepherdcentres.ca/christmas-programs

Serving:
All Hamilton residents

Contact: 
Phone: 905-972-9485

You can receive:

  • Food hampers with groceries for a Christmas dinner
  • Gifts for children & youth
  • Gift stockings for individuals

What you need:

  • GSVC membership card & one piece of government ID
  • Non-members need proof of income, address and government ID for all household members

Registration is now closed as the program capacity has been reached

Pick-up dates:

  • December 8 to 21:
    • Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 am & 1 to 3 pm
  • Membership card and one piece of ID must be presented at reception upon arrival
  • Please provide your own transportation home

Good Shepherd Food Bank will be closed from December 1 to 7 and during the Hamper program. Food bank will re-open January 5, 2017.

Location:
196 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton
www.mission-services.com

Serving:
All Hamilton residents

Contact: 
Phone: 905-528-4212
Email: christmascare@mission-services.com

You can receive:

  • Your choice of food & new gifts for all family members.

What you need:

  • Proof of income
  • Rent receipt
  • ID for all household members

How to register:

  • Register in-person
  • October 3 to November 30:
    • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12:30 pm
    • Saturday, November 19, 10 am to 2 pm

Pick-up dates:

  • December 1 to 23:
    • Monday to Thursday by appointment

Donations Centre will be closed from late November until early January 2017.
Closed weekends and stat holidays.

Location:
28 Athens Street, Hamilton
Downstairs
www.n2ncentre.com

Serving:
Mountain residents only
Hamilton Mountain and surrounding areas above the escarpment

Contact: 
Phone: 905-574-1334 ext. 300
Email: foodbank@n2ncentre.com

You can receive:

  • Food & grocery gift cards for December and holiday meals through Christmas Food Bank Free Store
  • Gifts for children age 12 and under (who permanently reside with registrants) through our Christmas Toy Store

What you need:

  • Proof of income and mountain address
  • ID for all household members

How to register:

  • Register in-person
  • October 3 to December 22:
    • Monday to Wednesday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • Thursday, 12:30 to 7:30 pm

Pick-up dates:

  • Shopping dates will be assigned at registration.
  • Food shopping: December 1 to 22
  • Toy shopping: December 14 to 17 at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church (next door to N2N Centre)

Location:
414 Barton Street East, Hamilton
Food Bank Entrance
www.stmatthewshouse.ca

Serving:
Lower Hamilton, East End families & seniors

Contact: 
Phone: 905-523-5546 ext. 230
Email: christmas@stmatthewshouse.ca

You can receive:

  • Christmas hampers for families & seniors
  • Gifts for children under 16 yrs
  • Support for holiday meals

What you need:

  • Registration by appointment only

Registration is now closed as the program capacity has been reached.

Pick-up dates:

  • Details will be provided upon registration

The St Matthew's House Food Bank will remain open throughout the Christmas season, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Location:
150 King Street West, Dundas

Serving:
Dundas & Hamilton residents living west of Highway 403, Ancaster & Flamborough

Contact: 
Phone: 905-627-0572
Email: diane_dunnett@can.salvationarmy.org

You can receive:

  • Food for families and singles
  • Gifts for children under 16 yrs who permanently live with the applicant

What you need:

  • ID for all household members
  • Proof of income & rent receipts
  • Proof of address (mail) with current date

How to register:

  • Register in-person
  • October 3 to November 30
    • Monday to Friday, 9 to 11:30 am & 1 to 3 pm

Pick-up dates:

  • Appointments will be given at the time of registration

Last Food Bank day will be November 30, 2016. The Food Bank will reopen on Tuesday January 3, 2017. 

Location:
80 Bay St. North, Hamilton

Serving:
All Hamilton residents

Contact: 
Phone: 905-540-1888

You can receive:

  • Food for families & single adults
  • Gifts for children 16 yrs & under who permanently live with applicant

What you need:

  • ID for all household members
  • Proof of income, address, rent/mortgage receipts & utility bills

How to register:

  • Register in-person
  • October 3 to November 30
    • Monday to Wednesday & Friday, 9 to 11:30 am & 1 to 3 pm
    • Thursday, 9 to 11:30 am only

Pick-up dates:

  • Appointment for a pick up date will be given at the time of registration

Location:
605 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
Rear Entrance

Serving:
All Stoney Creek residents

Contact: 
Phone: 905-643-2090

You can receive:

  • Food hamper
  • Personal items and toys if available

What you need:

  • Photo ID for all household members
  • Proof of Stoney Creek address
  • New clients must have proof of income

How to register:

  • No registration required

Pick-up dates:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30 am to 1 pm

The food bank will be closed from December 23, 2016 and will re-open January 2, 2017.

Location:
Pioneer Memorial United Church
1974 King Street East, Hamilton
www.wesley.ca

Serving:
All Hamilton residents

Contact: 
Phone: 905-528-5629
Email: info@wesley.ca

You can receive:

  • Your choice of food & gifts for children, youth & adults in each household

What you need:

  • Proof of income and address
  • ID for all household members

How to register:

  • Register in-person
  • Starting October 3 at Wesley programs. Visit wesley.ca for details.
  • December 6 to 10, 10 am to 4 pm

Pick-up dates:

  • At registration, you will receive your shopping date