Mission Driven. People and Community-Centered  


Population Focused

Service collaboration and partnerships focused on populations with specific and unique health and social needs or issues.


  • Wesley Urban Ministries Reception House – primary health care clinic for government sponsored refugees
  • Living Rock – youth parenting, healthy child and adolescent development
  • Willows Place – women’s health promotion activities
  • Mission Services – primary health care clinic
  • Community Oral Health in partnership with Hamilton District schools and ESL programs across the city
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre Working Group – connecting and re-integrating people to services and supports
  • Hamilton Family Health Team – Read to Your Child books prescription program
  • Retiring in Place
  • Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI
  • Enhance Seniors Programming
  • Enhance Women’s Health Programming
  • Enhance Youth Programming

Complex, Chronic Health and Social Conditions

Service collaboration and partnerships that enable the Centre to provide a wider range of services to marginalized clients with chronic health and social condition.

  • Hamilton Health Sciences Screen for Life Mobile Cancer Screening Unit –cancer screening, education
  • North Hamilton CHC – dietician working with the diabetes education program; pharmacist support and service to clients with complex health conditions
  • Wesley Urban Ministries— primary health care clinic; chiropody clinic
  • City Housing, Vanier Towers – primary health care services, client support and advocacy
  • Hamilton Eye Institute – retinal screening services for people with diabetes
  • Care Coordinator
  • Wound Care Clinic
  • Orthotics Program
  • CCAC Care Coordinator – system navigation and access



Service collaboration and partnerships supporting cross– agency interprofessional care / service to facilitate better access to a range of services to promote health and prevent illness for marginalized populations.


  • McMaster University MacHealth DNA – shared care, primary health care and health promotion services for priority populations
  • Hamilton School Board – oral health promotion and education
  • Hamilton Public Library – oral health promotion and education
  • Community and Hamilton Midwives
  • Inner City Chiropractic Clinic
  • Helping Hands Outreach – health education / promotion for people experiencing barriers
  • Good Sheppard Centre Food Bank – outreach and intake for vulnerable populations
  • Environment Hamilton – Good Food Box
  • Community Food Services Pilot
  • Effective Transitions Project
  • Oral Health Research Project
  • Catholic Children’s Aid Society – partnership to improve client access
  • Public Health: Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
  • Centre de Santé Communautaire, Compass Community Health – shared Dental Community Worker partnership
  • Foodshare – partnership with local farmers, restaurants and grocery stores in addressing food insecurity

Community and Client Engagement

Services and activities with multiple community groups and/or agencies to build capacity with people and in the community and promote good health.


  • Neighbours Families Friends Immigrant and Refugee Communities Hamilton
  • NO Community Stands ALONE
  • Community Truth Hearings on Poverty & Equity
  • Health Street Fair
  • Out of the Cold
  • Evening Street Outreach: Hope Mission Salvation Army, Charity Chicks, Wipe-out Graffiti Removal, St Paul’s Outreach, Terry’s Evergreen – collaborative outreach to people who are poor, homeless and/or at risk of being homeless
  • Volunteers
  • Students
  • Revive Community Leaders Forum
  • Hamilton Black Health Community Leaders Forum – partnership to amplify voices of the African Diaspora
  • Consumption and Treatment Services Partners Table – community agency stakeholder advisory group
  • Consumption and Treatment Services Advisory Group – community members advisory group
  • Consumption and Treatment Services – Open House. Opportunity for community to visit and learn more about CTS

Mental Health and Addiction

Service collaboration and partnerships established to address some service gaps and enable a wider range of services to marginalized clients with mental health, mental illness, pain and addiction issues.


  • Public Health Drugs, Alcohol Gambling Evening Clinic
  • Public Health – needle exchange program
  • Salvation Army – soup van and needle exchange
  • COAST – support and emergency response
  • Segue Clinic – mental health and addiction services and supports
  • Public Health – Streetwise program
  • Shelter Health Hep C Team – Streetwise program support
  • Canadian Pain Care Forum
  • Opioid Response Planning
  • Consumption and Treatment Services Partners Table
  • SMART® Recovery Support Group

Health Equity

Service collaboration and partnerships that help to address health inequities through supporting better access to a range of services, information and approaches with a focus on marginalized and/or excluded populations:


  • Canadian Alliance of Community Health Centres – refugee health working group
  • Hamilton Health Team – Hamilton Health Team Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Steering Committee
  • Alliance for Healthier Communities – Strategy Group
  • Alliance for Healthier Communities – Non-insured Working Group
  • McMaster University- MacHealth DNA Clinic
  • Community and Hamilton Midwives
  • Newcomer Service Providers Group
  • Hamilton Immigration Planning Council
  • Social Prescribing Pilot
  • Amazwi Abantu Conference
  • Mind Body Spirit Women’s Conference

Data and Information

Linking the following existing service areas to our Data and Information:


  • Cultural Interpretation
  • Health Card
  • Midwives
  • Retinal Screening
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Chiropractic Services
  • Alcohol Gambling Services