Giving Back

City Kidz

For more than 20 years, CityKidz has been working to transform Hamilton one child at a time.

THRIVE (Formerly Community Child Abuse Council Hamilton)

Community-wide response to childhood trauma that combines excellence in treatment, state-of-the-art education, and community oriented prevention initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of child maltreatment and promoting the safe and healthy development of children.

Hamilton Food Share

Hamilton Food Share’s Food Recovery Program is a collection of innovative systems that takes healthy and good product deemed surplus and un-salable by food industry standards and redirects it onto the tables of the people who need it the most.

Bike For Mike

At Bike for Mike our mission is to help make Hamilton a more cycle-friendly city by creating and empowering a new generation of bike riders.By providing children and families across Hamilton with bicycles we hope to inspire a new group of ambassadors that will work together with the ever growing cycling community to show [them] the way.To show kids of all ages the joys of riding a bike. To show parents that cycling is the way to a better quality of life. To show Hamilton that car dependency is not a foregone conclusion. And to show our city that the cycling community is continuing to grow and will not rest until we have safer streets for riders of all ages.

Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton

The Brothers of the Good Shepherd arrived in Hamilton in 1961 at the request of Bishop Joseph F. Ryan. They set up a Men’s Hostel in an old building at the corner of MacNab and Vine Streets where they offered food and shelter to mostly transient or homeless men.

Wesley Urban Ministries

We are Wesley. We are one of the oldest non-profits in the region, serving Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We fight for those battling the effects of poverty, in every stage and from every walk of life.

LARCH Program

The Larch After-School program’s vision is that each child has the right to be “safe, strong and free.” The program encourages and enhances the healthy development of children; academically by providing customized support and socially by helping children deal with everyday life issues. We offer children that are living in poverty some of the same opportunities to participate in school life and to excel in education as those who live in relative wealth with a view of breaking the cycle of poverty in the Larch community.

St. Matthew's House

St. Matthew’s House (SMH) is a charitable, nonprofit and multi-service agency. It is an outreach of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara and its beginnings date back half a century. The “Bayfront Clergy” opened a storefront ministry in 1964 to serve residents in the north end of Hamilton.

McMaster Childrens' Hospital

McMaster Children's Hospital is a pediatric academic health science centre serving the special and unique healthcare needs of children and youth using a family-centred model of care.

Community Care West Niagara

Community Care of West Niagara is a registered charitable non-profit organization that has been serving the communities of Lincoln and Grimsby since 1967. We are a volunteer driven organization that relies heavily on the community for donations of goods including food and clothing as well as financial donations. The people that we serve come from all walks of life and have experienced financial difficulties due to job loss, illness or other hardships. They are able to obtain food, clothing and emergency assistance which is provided by donors and volunteers in a caring and confidential manner.


SoBi Hamilton (aka Hamilton Bike Share) is the non profit local operator who keeps the Hamilton Bike Share system rolling smoothly. We maintain the fleet of bicycles from our headquarters on the lower level of the Seedworks building on Catharine Street in the heart of Hamilton. We monitor the system 24 hours a day to ensure you have a bike available at your source hub, as well as parking available at your destination hub. We use fourth generation “smart bike” technology provided by New York based Social Bicycles throughout our system of 750 bicycles and over 100 hubs.