Everyone needs a little help
once in a while

What We Do

Information Hamilton connects people with the services and resources they need. We gather, organize, and share information about community and government services in Hamilton. Our goal is to improve access to human services for all people through the mechanism of Information and Referral (I&R).

As Hamilton’s I&R agency, we manage The Red Book of Hamilton database, which consists of over 4,000 records of community and government services.

We respond to inquiries by parents, caregivers and service providers via the Early Years Information Line, specializing in providing child-related information relevant to children from birth to age twelve.

Our information is available online, by telephone, and in-person. It includes community organizations, government programs, social services, cultural groups, employment and training, counselling and support, housing, legal, health, children’s services, older adult’s services, and more.

This Is Red Book

“What's red and white and
helpful all over?”

The Red Book is a directory of services serving people who live, work, learn, and play in Hamilton.

It is a set of electronic and print resources with over 4,000 programs and services listed, including: community services, consumer protection, disability services, employment, environment, faith groups, financial need, health, housing, immigration, landlord tenant issues, legal, recreation, and services for older adults.

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