All YMCA before and after school programs will remain closed following the April Break due to the provincial order to close schools to in-person learning. All YMCA School Age Child Care payments will be suspended at this time, with the exception of outstanding payments.
All YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facilities remain temporarily closed due to the province-wide stay-at-home order. All active memberships will be placed on hold as of April 3rd and no membership payments will be collected. For complete info please read our Updates to Members
Helping Newcomers Settle in School
YMCA Settlement Workers are qualified to facilitate your integration into the local education system and community.
The SWIS program:
- Offers settlement support and referrals to school and community resources
- Encourages relationship building with school staff and fellow students and will facilitate this process for you
- Helps you understand how the Hamilton school system works
If you're a parent, SWIS will engage and encourage you to participate in your child's education.
We'll help you get the best educational services for you and your family.
Ask for your SWIS worker at your child's school.
Contact YMCA HBB Immigrant Services
25 Main Street West
211 Centennial Parkway
Email YMCA HBB Imigrant Services
Note: The location finder will return Immigrant Service Centre locations. It does not provide information on schools where SWIS is available. Please call Immigrant Services for more information.
Where It's Offered
Enter your postal code to Find a YMCA location near you that offers this program.