Building Resilient Community
by Connecting People
Since 1966, the poverty of loneliness and exclusion has been overcome with friendship and compassion at Welcome Inn Community Centre, where people from all walks of life work together to alleviate poverty in the North End and across Hamilton. Each person at Welcome Inn is accepted and welcomed as we are. We respect one another in our diversity and believe we all have something of value to give and to receive. Together, we build healthy and resilient community. We offer opportunities for spiritual growth with respect for each person’s spiritual journey and different faith traditions.
Welcome Inn has four summer positions for students! These four positions are funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, and all applicants are required to be full-time students (highschool, college or university) returning to their academic work in the fall. Here are...read more
Megs Smith is a senior living alone in the north end of Hamilton. She is a lovely, kind woman, who would do anything for anyone, and always has a glint of mischief in her eyes. She is originally from Ireland, and after her husband passed away, she found herself...read more
Ashley has been a part of the LAF Afterschool Program for the past 5 years. 2018 is her last as a part of the program as she looks forward to graduating from St. Lawrence Elementary School. Ashley has faced significant challenges with learning and in her social...read more
Fernie is a grade 9 student at Cathedral who was formerly a part of our LAF Afterschool Program. He is a silly, smiling ball of energy despite the hardships that he and his family have faced. He is an Ethiopian immigrant from a single parent family. His mother tries...read more
Volunteers are the life blood of the Welcome Inn Community. Every year over 400 people give of themselves and their time as a volunteer in our programs. Volunteering is a way to give back but it also changes lives as people build friendships, learn new skills and...read more