Christmas Registry

Ontario Works Social Assistance Cheques

The October 1 cheque will not be mailed even if a collective agreement is reached between Canada Post and its letter carriers. 

Ontario Works recipients

Ontario Works recipients can pick up their October 1 monthly cheque at Carisma Church, 16 West Avenue South, Hamilton on the following days:

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Friday, September 28, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm
  • ​Monday, October 1, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm

UPDATE: Ontario Works recipients who did not pick up their October 1 monthly cheque at Carisma Church are asked to speak with their case manager directly. 

Ontario Works recipients who regularly receive social assistance payments by direct deposit will continue to have their funds deposited into their bank account.

Monthly direct deposit statements and dental cards will continue to be mailed. 

Landlords

Ontario Works payments to landlords have not been mailed to avoid cheques being held in the postal system.  Landlords can pick up their cheques at the Ontario Works office located at 2255 Barton Street East, Hamilton weekdays from 12 noon to 4 pm, starting Monday, September 24.  Please bring photo ID and a letter from the landlord authorizing you to pick up the cheque on their behalf. 

UPDATE: Ontario Works payments to landlords that were not picked up by the end of the day on October 1, 2018, have been placed in the mail.

Ontario Works payments and City of Hamilton payments to vendors will be continue to be mailed until a 72 Hour Notice of Intent to Strike has been issued.  If that occurs, cheques can be picked up at 120 King Street, 9th floor, Thursdays and Fridays, between 1 and 3 pm.

UPDATE: Effective October 2, 2018:

  • All new payments, direct deposit statements and dental cards to OW recipients will be placed in the mail following regular business processes.
  • All new payments to landlords and vendors will be placed in the mail following regular business processes.

Regular business processes will continue until further information concerning a possible strike is received and assessed for impact to our recipients, landlords and vendors.

For more information, please call Ontario Works at 905-546-4800.

 

Chrismas 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, Hamilton Food Share and The Emergency Food Network operating in Hamilton. Agencies can be contected directly for additional details.

Individuals and families requiring assistance may apply to one of the participating agencies below.

Christmas Dinner & Wonderland

Good Shepherd’s annual Christmas Dinner & Wonderland is a seasonal celebration for families and individuals. The event Includes a turkey dinner, children's games, entertainment and a visit with Santa. Registration is not required.

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Doors open at 1:30 pm
Dinner served at 3 pm

Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Participating Agencies

Location
300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Serving
Ancaster, surrounding rural areas, and specific addresses on Main Street West.

Contact
905-648-6675
​pjones@hpl.ca
www.ancastercommunityservices.ca

You can receive

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

 

What you need:

  • ID for all household members
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of income & expenses

How to register:

  • Registration by appointment only
  • Call 905-648-6675
  • Email pjones@hpl.ca
  • Register in-person
  • October 1 to November 30
    Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3 pm

Pick-up dates:

  • Details provided during registration

Location:
155 Cannon St East, Hamilton

Serving:
All Hamilton residents

Contact: 
905-972-9485
info@gsch.ca
www.goodshepherdcentres.ca/christmas-programs

You can receive:

  • Food and stocking stuffers for families.
  • Toys for ages 0 to12
  • Gifts for youth ages 13-16.

What you need:

  • Venture Card, & photo I.D. for members.
  • Proof of address, income and I.D for non-members.

How to register:

  • In person from October 1 to November 30
  • Or until hamper capacity is reached

Pick-up dates:

  • Details provided during registration

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

Serving:
All Hamilton residents

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

You can receive:

  • Christmas hampers for families and single adults
  • Gifts for children 18 and under.

What you need:

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

How to register:

  • Register in-person
  • October 1 to November 30
    Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12:30 pm

Pick-up dates:

  • Details provided during registration

Location:
28 Athens Street (Downstairs), Hamilton

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

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

You can receive:

  • Food & grocery gift cards for December and holiday meals.
  • Gifts for children age 10 and under

What you need:

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

How to register:

  • Register in-person
  • October 1 to December 20
    Monday to Wednesday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Thursday, 12:30 to 7:30 pm

Pick-up dates:

  • Details provided during registration

Location:
414 Barton Street East, Hamilton
Food Bank Entrance

Serving:
Lower Hamilton, East End families & seniors

Contact: 
905-523-5546 x230
christmas@stmatthewshouse.ca
www.stmatthewshouse.ca

You can receive:

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

How to register:

  • Registration by appointment only 
  • Call 905.523.5546 ext. 230
  • Email christmas@stmatthewshouse.ca
  • Monday to Friday, October 2 to November 24

Pick-up dates:

  • Details provided during registration

Location:
150 King Street West, Dundas

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

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

You can receive:

  • Food for families and single adults
  • Gifts for children under 16 yrs who permanently live with the adult

What you need:

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

How to register:

  • Register in-person
  • October 1 to November 30
    Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:30 to 11:45 am

Pick-up dates:

  • Details provided during registration

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 the adult

What you need:

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

How to register:

  • Register in-person
  • October 1 to November 30
    Monday to Wednesday & Friday
    9:30 to 11:45 am & 1 to 3:30 pm
    Thursday, 9:30 to 11:45 am

Pick-up dates:

  • Details provided during registration

Location:
605 Highway 8 (rear entrance), Stoney Creek

Serving:
All Stoney Creek residents

Contact: 
Phone: 905-643-2090

You can receive:

  • Food hamper
  • Personal items and toys for children 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:

  • Visit in-person from December 4 to21
  • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30 am to 1 pm

Location:
Pioneer Memorial United Church
1974 King Street East, Hamilton

Serving:
All Hamilton residents

Contact: 
905-528-5629
info@wesley.ca
www.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
  • December 5 to 8, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Starting October 3 at Wesley programs. Visit wesley.ca for details.

Pick-up dates:

  • Details provided during registration