City of Hamilton Presents: The Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities' Accessibility Fair 2022.
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Our Volunteers

McMaster University’s IMPACT Initiative

The IMPACT initiative at McMaster University is a pristine example of a University-based organization, which strives to provide assistance to those living with disabilities, in hopes to improve their quality of life.

Local Organizations / Stakeholders

Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits

The Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits is a social justice grass roots group of people with low income who meet twice monthly. You’re welcome to join us.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association: Our mission: – we are about empowering Canadians that live with hearing loss through our four pillars of activities, which are: Education, Public Awareness, Service, and Advocacy. Anyone who is Hard of Hearing or knows someone who is Hard of Hearing and want to share our vision, please visit our website at to see if there is an opportunity for us to champion the cause together.

Canadian Mental Health Association

CMHA Hamilton Branch is a non-profit community mental health agency which provides services to adults with serious mental illness. Our Mission is to assist and encourage consumers to achieve and maintain their optimum level of functioning in the community within the framework of self-determination.

City of Hamilton’s Public Works – Engineering Services

Engineering Services supports the renewal, improvement and repairing of assets, as well as provides design and construction expertise for Capital work infrastructure projects across Hamilton.

City of Hamilton’s Recreation Services Division

The City of Hamilton provide accessible recreation facilities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
We run adapted programs designed for persons living with special needs/disabilities at select recreation centres that offer flexible program design, activity modification and reduced staff ratios.
Participants are always welcome to bring their own assistive device, service animal or support person at no additional charge.
We also offer the Support Program to participants and families where trained staff support children and youth with disabilities or special needs to participate in their preferred recreation programs. This program is subsidized by the Recreation Division, at no additional cost to the family.
For more information you can contact us via email at .

City of Hamilton’s Senior Advisory Committee

The Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) reports to the City of Hamilton’s Emergency and Community Services Committee. SAC shall be a credible communication vehicle regarding the quality of life for all seniors in the City of Hamilton. It will provide a forum for consumers and deliverers of seniors services’ services and facilities to identify issues, explore possible remedies, and work to implement them.


The CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as an organization is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast who all have the same vision of what blindness and partial sight truly look like.

Contact Hamilton – Developmental Services Ontario

Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) is your access point for Adult Developmental Service funded through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)
DSO will help you:

Confirm eligibility for MCCSS funded adult developmental services and supports
Learn about services and supports available in the community
Understand and complete the application process
Access available MCCSS funded adult Developmental Services and Supports, including Passport Funding.
Contact us at or 1-877-376-4674 ext. 340


DARTS is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides specialized transit service in Hamilton.

DeafBlind Ontario Services

DeafBlind Ontario Services supports people who are deafblind, as well as people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and non-verbal with a developmental disability. Specialized services are customized to each person’s unique needs, method of communication, and goals to live their best life. Our reach extends into remote communities and urban centres across the province with supported living homes and community services.

Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton

DSAH supports people and families impacted by Down syndrome. DSAH promotes the abilities of people with Down syndrome in our community.
We assist our members in accessing information, services, and supports that enhance health, development and education of people with Down syndrome. We advocate for excellent, coordinated and accessible medical, educational and recreational services and meaningful paid employment for all people with Down syndrome. We create a social support network for people with Down syndrome and their families. We bring understanding to the challenges people with Down syndrome may face and how they can be supported to reach their full potential. We support local, provincial and national initiatives that challenge stereotypes and further the health, well‐being, education and economic contribution of people with Down syndrome.

Gaitway Neurophysio / Parkinson’s Centre

We provide information, therapy and support to those with neurological conditions including Parkinson’s Disease. We use innovation and up to date research to provide movements and therapy to those who need to improve their balance and walking ability.

Hamilton Public Library

Hausers Pharmacy and Home Healthcare

Hausers Makes Healthcare Easy.

Locally owned and operated, we’ve been committed to creating healthier communities for decades and have long established trust and credibility with our customers. We offer award winning services. Our team of experts, consisting of OTA’s/PTA’s, Certified Custom Garment Fitters and Technicians are committed to providing you with the best in class service.

HSR Transit

Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is the provider of conventional and specialized transit services at the City of Hamilton. Operating out of the Mountain Transit Centre (MTC), HSR employs approximately 800 employees and boasts a fleet of 270 buses. HSR proudly services approximately 243 square kilometers along 35 different routes to serve a community of more than half a million residents.

HT Consulting

HT Consulting provides turnkey solutions for people with visual impairments.

McMaster University: Student Accessibility, Student Success

Student Accessibility Services provides compassionate, individualized accessibility support for students with disabilities at McMaster University. This includes academic accommodations, programming and additional services.
Our goal is to help students with disabilities meet their goals through full participation, independence, empowerment and equality.

The Student Success Centre at McMaster University offers a wide array of supports for students with disabilities through their Access and First Year Transition programs, Career Access Professional Services (CAPS), Writing and Academic Skills workshops, amongst many other offerings!


Motion is Canada’s leading provider of comprehensive and customized mobility and home accessibility solutions for a wide variety of clients from children to elderly adults. It is Motion’s mission to improve the lives of our clients every day with solutions that are delivered professionally, consistently and with integrity. To learn more about our products and services and to find a location nearest you, visit

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Since 1954, Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) has been the leading voice of the neuromuscular community in Canada. Thanks to our generous donors, we support individuals impacted by neuromuscular disorders, by investing in research, delivering critical programs and services, and challenging public policy.

Funded by Canadians from coast to coast, our investment in the research community is advancing the development of important new treatments. Our programs and services play a critical role in informing and supporting members of the neuromuscular community by funding equipment to improve daily life; hosting family and caregiver retreats; providing emotional and educational support; and with providing access to vital resources and support systems. Our advocacy efforts focus on enhancing public policy at all levels of government to bring about positive change. We are currently working to bring new treatments and trials to Canada. Advances in medicine have resulted in individuals with neuromuscular disorders living longer but not necessarily living better. As their disorder progresses and changes, so do their needs and financial strains.

Our desire is to provide support through all stages of neuromuscular progression by providing the tools, resources and support individuals need to live a full and rich life. Because at Muscular Dystrophy Canada, we are more than an organization serving clients, we’re a family.

Path Employment Services

PATH Employment Services is an award winning organization that has been helping people with any type of disability make the transition to new jobs and stay in them since 1972. PATH originated as the first community agency in Canada solely dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in finding employment.

Spinal Cord Injury of Hamilton

Our essential goals have been intact since 1945, when our founders, having sustained spinal cord injury, returned to Ontario from the Second World War and rejected institutionalization as their lot in life. That spirit of moving boldly forward, of living the life you choose in spite of overwhelming challenges, characterizes our charity today, thanks to our active, caring community.

Our Vision
People with spinal cord injury living the life they choose in a fully inclusive Ontario.

Our Mission
We deliver and champion excellence in service, support and advocacy for and with people with spinal cord injury.

Our Values
We are a dynamic organization that achieves its mission through perseverance and resourcefulness.

Steel City Wheelers

Steel City Wheelers is a wheelchair square dancing program that is open to people of all abilities. It provides a fun and enjoyable method of exercise in a stimulating social setting.

Treat Accessibly

Our movement helps any home become easily accessible to children with mobility, sensory or intellectual disabilities at Halloween.