COVID-19 Trusted Resources 
To get timely, reliable information about the COVID-19 Gobal Pandemic please use the following resources: 

Community resources:  Resources for businesses:  Resources for settlement workers:
Closed Doors, Continuing Services in Hamilton
The following service providers continue to deliver services by phone, email, video-conferencing or other virtual means. Doors remain closed to walk-ins, appointments and in-person services: 
  • YMCA Employment & Immigrant Services: Services are still being provided through phone, email, video and online webinars. Call 905-526-8452 for more information. Webinars and more information will be updated at 
  • Immigrants Working Centre: Settlement Services are available by phone calls, video calls and email. Contact: or call 905-529-5209 ext. 221. 
  • YWCA: Offering services over the phone and virtually including online workshops through WebEx. To contact YWCA Hamilton, call 905-522-9922 or visit
  • Wesley Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) and Client Support Services (CSS) continue to provide critical and certain non-critical resettlement and intensive case management services to Wesley’s active Government Assisted Refugees (GARs). Whenever possible, CSS and RAP provide these services remotely via telephone, online platform such as Skype, WhatsApp and etc. Wesley RAP services will be delivered during self-solation period for recently approved RAP clients.
Get the Fact Sheets 
  • The Ontario Ministry of Health has developed an information sheet about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to inform Ontarians about the virus, how they can protect themselves and what to do if they think they have contracted the 2019 novel coronavirus. The information sheet is available in multiple languages. (Scroll to the bottom of the page)
  • The Government of Canada prepared multiple fact sheets, printables, and educational resources for residents. Get the facts here. 
Stay Tuned
The City of Hamilton continues to host weekly virtual Town Hall meetings, which are available for viewing online, with translation. Residents are encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time. 
COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall #2 (March 25, 2020)
COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall #3 (April 1, 2020)

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