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The Third Annual Paparella Art Sale!

We want to thank the Artisits, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, our staff, The Now and Then Band, The Savilles, Guy Paparella, and everyone else who attended, making our special night even better! In total over 35,000 dollars were raised to fund the expansion of our Freeway arts hub and the growth of the Paparella innovative arts program!!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Salvation Army Soup Van Ministry is in need of volunteers looking for a unique and rewarding way to give of their time at least two times per month. The soup van goes out nightly to distribute coffee, soup and sandwiches at three stops in the inner city of Hamilton. Each night, we need two volunteers to assist our driver in serving those in need. If you are interested in helping out please contact:

905-527-1444 EXT 225


CAT Community Access to Transportation ___________________________________________

Click here for the Winter 2015 SNSC Digest!!

CAT is featured on pages 10 and 11 of the Southern Network for Specialized Care Digest!!

The Community Access to Transportation project is continuing, for the coming year, thanks to the City of Hamilton. This city-funded program trains people who use developmental services in Hamilton to ride the bus independently. The first part of training is taught in a classroom. The second part of training is taught to each trainee on his or her own, with a trainer, on the bus.

For information about the project, please contact:

Michelle Martin

Project Coordinator

Email Michelle Martin for further details!! _____________________________________


The FUEL group will focus on developing and implementing activities and initiatives that enhance and/or create healthy organizational culture, with a focus on wellness and representing the needs of Lawson Ministries staff. To kick off our official launch FUEL will be hosting: Wellness Week at Lawson! ________________________________________

Click here! To read the March 2015 Developmental Service Spotlight on Transformation! __________________________________________

STRIVE closure dates for 2016

Thanksgiving Monday, October 10, 2016
Christmas December 23, 2016-January 2, 2017

A New service connecting families with respite services!

Respite care provides a range of support and service options designed to assist families and caregivers in caring for a family member with a disability.
Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively and participate in community activities and allows parent/guardians time for themselves. provides an on-line worker database available to families to search for potential workers to support their family member with a disability Click here!
To read more. ________________________________________

New Feature!!

Salvation-Lawson Ministries Presents
Safety Tips of the month!!!!

For BBQ Safety tips! Click here!
For BBQing and Grilling Safety Tips Click here!

Please remember to stay safe!!

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

Thursday, November 17, 2016

7:30 ~ 9:00 a.m. (doors open at 7:00)

On November 17, 2016, please join us for our annual Hope in the City Breakfast at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel. This breaskfast event provides an opportunity for attendees to network with like-minded community and business leaders, to learn about the support opportunities available and how they can collaborate with The Salvation Army in bringing vital services to people in need in Hamilton/Halton and area.

For more information on this event or for tickets, please click here!

On August 24, 2016, the Ombudsman released his report "Nowhere to Turn", an investigation into the province's services for adults with developmental disabilities who are in crisis situations. The Ministry of Community and Social Services has accepted all 60 of the Ombudsman's recommendations. Watch the Ombudsman's remarks here!


- Are you between 13 and 24 years old?
- Do you have an intellectual or developmental disability?
- Do you live in Toronto or Hamilton?

If yes, then you could get involved in a research project. People who communicate in any way are invited to take part!

WHAT IS THE RESEARCH ABOUT? We want to know about and better understand the views of youths (13 to 24 years) with developmental and intellectual disability about some important parts of their lives. We want to know about participants own experiences and thoughts about these parts of their lives to help people providing services to do that better.

For more information on this research project, please click here!

"What do disabled youth say about friendship?", read the article here!


We want to congrtulate our Lawson team on a successful accreditation for 2015! Great work team!


The Salvation Army
Lawson Ministries Hamilton
533 Main St E
Hamilton, Ontario



Phone: (905)527-6212
Fax: (905)527-1377