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Community Access to Transportation (CAT)

This city-funded program teaches people who use developmental services in Hamilton to ride the bus independently. The first part of training is taught in a classroom. The second part of training is taught to each trainee on his or her own, with a trainer, on the bus. For more information, visit the website, here! _____________________________________


The FUEL group will focus on developing and implementing activities and initiatives that enhance and/or create healthy organizational culture, with a focus on wellness and representing the needs of Lawson Ministries staff. To kick off our official launch FUEL will be hosting: Wellness Week at Lawson! ________________________________________

Click here! To read the March 2015 Developmental Service Spotlight on Transformation! __________________________________________

STRIVE closure dates for 2017

Good Friday Friday, April 14, 2017
Easter Monday Monday, April 17, 2017
Victoria Day Monday, May 22, 2017
Canada Day Friday, June 30, 2017
Summer Shutdown July 31 - August 11, 2017
Labour Day Monday, September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Monday, October 9, 2017
Christmas Mon December 25 -Tue January 2, 2018


A New service connecting families with respite services!

Respite care provides a range of support and service options designed to assist families and caregivers in caring for a family member with a disability.
Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively and participate in community activities and allows parent/guardians time for themselves. provides an on-line worker database available to families to search for potential workers to support their family member with a disability Click here!
To read more. ________________________________________

New Feature!!

Salvation-Lawson Ministries Presents
Safety Tips of the month!!!!

For BBQ Safety tips! Click here!
For BBQing and Grilling Safety Tips Click here!

Please remember to stay safe!!



Looking to get in shape in 2017?

Contact Andrew Moore at Ability Fitness for more info!


On August 24, 2016, the Ombudsman released his report "Nowhere to Turn", an investigation into the province's services for adults with developmental disabilities who are in crisis situations. The Ministry of Community and Social Services has accepted all 60 of the Ombudsman's recommendations. Watch the Ombudsman's remarks here!


- Are you between 13 and 24 years old?
- Do you have an intellectual or developmental disability?
- Do you live in Toronto or Hamilton?

If yes, then you could get involved in a research project. People who communicate in any way are invited to take part!

WHAT IS THE RESEARCH ABOUT? We want to know about and better understand the views of youths (13 to 24 years) with developmental and intellectual disability about some important parts of their lives. We want to know about participants own experiences and thoughts about these parts of their lives to help people providing services to do that better.

For more information on this research project, please click here!

"What do disabled youth say about friendship?", read the article here!


We want to congratulate our Lawson team on a successful accreditation for 2015! Great work team!


The Salvation Army
Lawson Ministries Hamilton
533 Main St E
Hamilton, Ontario



Phone: (905)527-6212
Fax: (905)527-1377