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A big thanks to all who came out to our annual Lawson BBQ on Wendnesday. We had a record number of guests and it was so much fun seeing our famillies and friends come out and celebrate! We are looking forward to next year already! Have a safe and happy summer!


CAT Community Access to Transportation ___________________________________________

Click here for the Winter 2015 SNSC Digest!!

CAT is featured on pages 10 and 11 of the Southern Network for Specialized Care Digest!!

The Community Access to Transportation project is continuing, for the coming year, thanks to the City of Hamilton. This city-funded program trains 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 information about the project, please contact:

Michelle Martin

Project Coordinator

Email Michelle Martin for further details!! _____________________________________


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 2015

Summer Shutdown - July 27-August 7, 2015
Labour Day - Monday September7, 2015
Thanksgiving - Monday October 12, 2015
Christmas - December 25, 2015 - January 4, 2016


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.


We are very proud of all of our staff for achieving a successful accreditation this year! It is great to work as part of such a wonderful team!!


Here is video 3 from our community partners at Fermata Inc!
Take a minute to watch another wonderful video highlighting Fermata Music Therapy. Lawson Ministries is proud of the partnership that has developed with Fermata and we are excited to see it grow!

For more information on Fermata and their services, please click here!

New Research Project!

- 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!



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



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