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City of Hamilton Settlement Services for Newcomers to Hamilton including help finding a job, help filling out applications and forms, and help finding a place to live: https://www.hamilton.ca/moving-hamilton/settlement/settlement-services-newcomers

 

Jewish Social Services for assistance with immigration issues or for your job search. Contact Dina Honig, Jewish Social Services,  dhonigjss@hotmail.com (905) 627-9922 ext 24

 

Service Ontario is where you go to get a driver’s licence, register your vehicle, your Ontario Health card, Ontario Photo Card, register your business, register births, marriages and deaths, and more. For more information or to find the Service Ontario office closest to you, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/serviceontario.

 

Public Schools

How do you register your child to attend a public school? For information about the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board visit http://www.hwdsb.on.ca. If you’d like a friendly person to help you navigate all this information please contact Alice Mendelson, (905) 902-9362 or alice.mendelson@gmail.com.

 

Learning English/ESL classes

For adult classes contact any of these:

1) Circle of Friends https://www.circleoffriends.ca

2) The Immigrants Working Centre http://iwchamilton.ca/services/english-language-programs/  

3) The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/cce/esl/registration/

 

For high school students needing ESL classes, contact the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board at (905) 521-2554 or http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/secondary/programs/english-as-a-second-language/.

 

Finding Child Care in your area

The City of Hamilton has a directory of licensed Child Care providers throughout the city https://www.hamilton.ca/social-services/early-years-and-child-care-services/finding-child-care

 

For information about City of Hamilton services such as garbage collection and recycling, emergency services, streets and transportation, parks and recreation, and more: https://www.hamilton.ca/living-in-hamilton

 

For information about Hamilton bus routes and schedules: https://www.hamilton.ca/hsr-bus-schedules-fares/schedule-routes-maps

 

For information about the city’s Recreation facilities (swimming pools, recreation centres, skating/arenas, free fitness programs): https://www.hamilton.ca/parks-recreation

 

For information about Attractions, Arts and Culture Events, Festivals and Museums in Hamilton: https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions

 

For information about how to apply for an International Drivers’ Licence contact CAA: (905) 525-6131 or https://www.caa.ca/international-driving-permit/. The local CAA office is at 1717 Main St. W., Hamilton.

 

Community Calendar

UP-COMING EVENTS

Nov

14

Take Control! Take Charge! Chronic Disease Self-Management Course

Hamilton Jewish Social Services 30 King St East
Dundas, ON

Nov

14

JSS Open House

Hamilton Jewish Social Services 30 King St East
Dundas, ON L9H5G6

Nov

16

The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather

J Hamilton 1605 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 1E6

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