The 2024 Lawscar Awards

Every year we gather to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our team members. This yeart was a special night with the theme being “fun” formal attire! A big thanks to every one of our staff members, our planning team and our hosts! Can’t wait for next year!

The Lawscars were created in 2021 as a way to thank our staff for all of their hard work during Covid,  Initially held as a virtual event it has grown into the regal event you see here!  Thank you to everyone who came out to the Lawscars  and congratulations to all the winners! We have such a great team here at Lawson Ministries and it’s so rewarding to celebrate together.    Thank you to all our staff for their hard work 365 days a year!

Update from our director, Deanna

Winterfest 2023!

On Thursday February 16 from 6-8, we will be hosting people at PIAC (333 King ST E).  Join us for music, art,  crafts, hot chocolate and more!  We will also be outside at wellington square just down the street.  Cant wait to see everyone there!

Brothers for Life!

Reg and Pat were born in Kingston, Ontario.  Although their upbringing was not ideal and both brothers moved around a lot, they managed to stay in contact with each other and remain a huge part in each others lives.

Reg moved to Hamilton and has been with the Salvation Army Lawson Ministries Community SIL Program since 1990.  His brother Pat still lives out in Ottawa where he has his own support and friends.

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Let’s Ride

Teaching safe cycling skills! No bike? No problem! Lawson Ministries Hamilton will have bicycles available for you to ride. You can also rent a bicycle through Hamilton Bike Share or buy one from a local used bike shop. 

Guy is Retiring!

Please join us in wishing Guy Paparella a fantastic retirement. Guy has been an integral part of the City of Hamilton for over 25 years.  He started at the former Town of Flamborough as a Senior Planner and continued to have a flourishing career with the City of Hamilton holding many notable positions including Director of Growth Planning and Chief of Staff to the Mayor.

Guy has given greatly to the City of Hamilton, but he has also given significantly to the community as well. Guy is the Founder of the Paparella Innovative Arts Center program.  A program that supports the autistic community by promoting expression through visual arts.

guy is retiring!