Connecting with your Community (off campus)

Aboriginal/Indigenous Resources

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre on Main Street
The Aboriginal Health Centre works to improve the wellness of Aboriginal persons and of the Aboriginal community by providing services which respect people as individuals with a distinctive cultural identity and distinctive values and beliefs.

De dwa da dehs nye>s embodies the concept of “we’re taking care of each other amongst ourselves”.

Location: 678 Main Street East, Hamilton
Contact: 905-544-4329
Website: http://aboriginalhealthcentre.com

Indian Regional Friendship Centre
The aims and objectives of the Indian Regional Friendship Centre include the preservation of Native culture, to increase the level of awareness of Native culture and heritage in society and to promote the general welfare and wellbeing of Native people.

Location: 34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton
Contact: 905-548-8583, sbarberstock@hric.ca
Website: http://www.ofifc.org/centres/Hamilton_Regional_Indian_Centre.php

Judaism 

Jewish Community Centre of Hamilton and Area
The JCC provides social, educational, recreational & cultural services within the framework of Jewish tradition. The JCC also seeks to reach out to other ethnic and religious groups in the hope of building bridges to overcome stereotypes, prejudices and ignorance.

Location: 1020 Lower Lions Club Road, Ancaster
Contact: 905-648-0605
Website: http://www.jcchamilton.com/

United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of Hamilton
UJA Federation is the organizational hub of Hamilton’s Jewish Community, open to community members representing all religious streams, varying viewpoints, a wide variety of backgrounds and a wealth of ideas. UJA Federation is a catalyst for new projects and initiatives that meet the community’s current and future needs.

Contact: 905-648-0605
Website: http://jewishhamilton.org/index.html

Islam

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Canada
This link will lead you to the home page of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama` at Hamilton North Branch.
Website: http://www.ahmadiyya.ca/hamiltonnorth/
For more information, please visit: www.ahmadiyya.ca
For information on Islam and Ahmadiyyat, please visit: www.alislam.org

Ebu Bekir Islamic Centre New House for Allah
The Centre aims to meet the religious needs of the Muslim community including: the provision of Quran courses, family discussion circles, regular prayer services as well as Juma and Eid prayers, marriage and funeral services.

Location: 238 Parkdale Avenue North, Hamilton
Contact: 905-548-0561; info@ebu-bekir.com,
Website: http://www.ebu-bekir.com/

Sikh

Sikh Society Hamilton
The Sikh Society of Hamilton promotes Sikh religion and its culture.
Location: 86 Covington Street, Hamilton
Contact: 905-561-2806

Tao

Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada – Hamilton Location
Taoist Tai Chi internal arts are founded upon a rich tradition of Taoist training. They are intended to return both body and mind to their original nature. According to Toaist teachings, body and mind cannot be separated. Each step in the training is intended to help the mind return to stillness, clarity and wisdom, and the body to a balanced, relaxed and healthy state.

Location: 86 Hester Street, Hamilton
Contact: 905-383-6347; hamilton.on@taoist.org
Website: www.taoist.org/

Zoroastrianism

Ontario Zoroastrian Community Foundation (OZCF)
Zoroastrians (or Zarathushtrians) are the followers of a visionary messenger named Zarathushtra who lived in Iran over 1000 years before Christ. His 200,000 or so followers are scattered throughout the world, the largest numbers remaining in Iran and India. The Greater Toronto Area has the largest population of Zarathushtrians in North America, approximately 5000 in number.

Location: 1187 Burnhamthrope Road East, Oakville
Contact: 905-257-0244
Website: http://www.ozcf.com/