Aiming to provide quality community programs, accessible to everyone, improving financial stability, personal hygiene and access to technology . . .
Library & Computer Lab
Our Community Centre includes a library for all community members to access books and computers for free. People are able to “take a book, leave a book” without cost or expectation of return. Computer classes are hosted so people can learn new computer skills and access internet resources. Whether learning how to Skype or use Excel, the classes are always free. The computer lab is also open for use during the food bank hours.
During tax season, Welcome Inn hosts volunteer tax preparers who are trained by Revenue Canada to assist people with a low income to file their taxes. The volunteer helps file taxes and ensures that low income residents are aware of the federal and provincial supports available. Taxes can be completed by appointment during the tax season.
Sobi Bike – E.R.I.
Welcome Inn partners with Hamilton Bike Share’s Everybody Rides Initiative, and community members are able to access the program that provides free access to Sobi bikes in Hamilton. Participants with a low income are able fully participate in this eco-friendly transportation network.
Throughout the year, we host pop-up hair salons at Welcome Inn for people to enjoy a low-to-no cost hair cut. Haircuts are most often provided before the first day back to school, for a job interview, or just in time for Christmas. Volunteer hair stylists donate their time to give this gift to community members.