Social Wellness

Social Wellness

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The ability to:

  • interact positively with others while using effective communication skills.

  • build healthy, nurturing and supportive relationships.

  • foster a genuine connection and develop healthy behaviours towards those around you.

  • actively seek out ways to explore diversity by interacting with people of other cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs.

 

We are social creatures, although like with everything else it is to differing degrees with each individual.  Some of us are the happiest with a few close friends, others need a larger social circle.  The important thing is to build and nuture supportive, healthy, enriching relationships.

Wellness menu

 

Resources

HARRRP - Hamilton Association for Residential, Recreational Redevelopment Programs

  • Offers free programming to the community in various recreational activities bringing people out to socialize and connect. Some of the classes offered include Pottery, Ceramics, Yoga, ASL Club, Belly dance.

Contact 905-544-0050 for more information.

Resources

The Café

  • A new community space in offering coffee, conversation and community. Various social activities happen here including cards, movie nights, colouring and presentations/meetings on community issues.

Email Magda at magdaatthecafe@gmail.com for information on upcoming social events or just drop in!

North Hamilton Community Health Centre

TADA - The Artistic Dreams Academy

  • Drop in peer-support group. You will find the space filled with people that just want to get out of the house, create, chat and connect over some coffee, snacks and art supplies.

  • Each group will teach you new forms of art and expression or practice of old ones. 

Drop in on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Bring an open mind and a smile!

Hamilton Public Library

Free general interest workshops / programs

  • There are always public programs offered in the Hamilton communities (all ages, all abilities, all skill levels) bringing people together over a favoured pastime or activity.

Call the appropriate branches to register.

Free Museum passes

  • Battlefield House
  • Dundurn National Historic Site
  • Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
  • Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
  • Whitehern Historic House & Garden
  • Hamilton Children's Museum
  • Passes are valid for 2 adults and 2 children.

Reserve museum passes online or visit your local library. Get on there now as there is a waiting list!

Movies @ The Library

  • Free movies are shown at various libraries with a wide range of titles for every taste and for all ages.

New Generation (NGen) Youth Centre

  • In collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton this downtown youth centre was created to provide youth a safe space where they can exercise their power to do great things!
  • Various weekly program include socializing, homework club, movement/dance, LGBTQ support, life skills, music & movies.

Drop in Wed - Fri 3-9p.m. at 24 Main Street West, call 905-524-2222 or email info@ngenyouth.ca for more information.

Centre Francaise Hamilton

  • The French Centre disseminates all arts disciplines to enable you to meet people, socialize, have fun and share in French!
  • Activities are designed for all lovers of the French language. They aim to build bridges between different cultures that enrich our country.
  • There are various community events that take place at the centre to bring everyone (including children) together including conversation circle, book club, socials, story time and after school program.

Call 905-547-5702 for more information.

The Centre de Sante Communautaire Hamilton

  • Community Health Centre with health and social services available to french-speaking clients and their families.

Contact 905-528-0163 for more information.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Friday Free Night

  • Courtesy of Orlick Industries, Gallery Level One exhibitions are open free of charge from 4-8p.m. on the first Friday of each month.
  • Join a Friday Free Night Tour at 6p.m.

Theatre Aquarius (Dofasco Centre for Arts)

Pay-what-you-can Nights

  • The Tuesday before the opening of some shows you can bring in a donation and enjoy the open dress rehearsal!

Call ahead at 905-522-7815 to find out what shows this will apply to. You can also check the Spectator for this information.

Art Crawl

  • Every 2nd Friday of the month, join people along James Street North for a self-guided tour of the art galleries, shops and studios in this historic neighbourhood.
  • Free to attend, bustling and always fun!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton

  • The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
  • Child and youth life-changing programming includes social activites, recreational activities, homework support, personal wellbeing, leadership, nutrition, education, counselling, mentorship and so much more.

Contact 905-549-2814 for more information or to inquire about programming that fits your needs.

YWCA

Young Women's Advisory Council

  • A network that provides a platform for young women (16-29yrs) in Hamilton to have their voice heard.
  • This council brings young women together in ways that allow for safe, open discussion and provides them an opportunity to grow, learn and be part of something big in Hamilton.

Contact Stephanie Frisina at 905-522-9922 ext. 134 or sfrisina@ywcahamilton.org for more information about getting involved in this great initiative.

PFLAG Canada - Hamilton Wentworth

  • The Hamilton-Wentworth chapter of PFLAG Canada is a community resource providing support, information and education, and community to people around issues of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation -- their own, and those of others.

Contact them at 1 888-530-6777 Ext 564 or on their Facebook page here for more information.


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