Children, Youth & Family Services
At Wesley Urban Ministries, we know children, youth and their families. We offer a variety of programs across Hamilton, often in neighbourhoods that lack access to supportive services. From learning to read and cook, after school programming and help with homework, support during pregnancy and throughout parenting, recreational activities and early learning initiatives, our programs nurture the healthy growth and development of everyone.
At Wesley Urban Ministries, we know that every dollar invested in supporting families and their children garners a tremendous return for our own community. Wesley Urban Ministries believes that through investments in people and vital programming today, we can achieve true, long term impacts for the future of our community.
In partnership with the City of Hamilton Recreation Department and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, a variety of programs are offered for children, youth, parents and seniors.
Wesley Children and Family Services – CATCH location aims to improve the health, development and wellbeing of children and youth by offering a variety of programs and services.
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children is a free, prevention/intervention initiative designed to help families promote healthy child development and to help their children achieve their full potential.
Wesley Urban Ministries is a leader in providing early learning programming to the community of Hamilton through our 8 centres across the City of Hamilton. We know that by investing in children during the first six years of their life, we are helping to shape their future growth and development.
Wesley Urban Ministries operates a variety of school age programs each with its own emphasis on skill building. Some of the programs are school based while others operate from a community space.
Summer Camps / March Break Programs
Provides children, age 6 – 12, with opportunities to learn, play and grow in an environment only camp can provide. Gives care givers the assurance that their children are stimulated and supervised. Providing: Recreational activities, crafts, educational sessions, sports, and field trips. For additional information and to register please call 905-521-0926.
For information about locations and registration please see the Summer Camp/March Break flyer below.
Wesley Child Care Centre
80 Queen Street North
We offer quality licensed child care for children from 2 ½ to 5 years of age in a safe and stimulating environment. Wesley Child Care Centre provides enriching play and learn activities that include school readiness programs, daily outdoor/indoor gross motor activities, and nutritious meals and snacks. Although this is a fee based program, child care fee subsidy is available through the city of Hamilton.
Please call 905 526 7660 or email for more information about registering your child.
Wesley Youth Housing is a transitional housing program offering 19 units of furnished housing for homeless youth/youth at risk of homelessness, 16-21 years of age. The goal of the program is to assist youth to develop the skills required for living independently in the community.
Youth Outreach Workers
A provincial initiative that includes 16 priority cities, including Hamilton and Brantford. YOWs work with youth 12-21 years of age, and their families, who are at risk of, or engaged in, anti-social, criminal or high risk behaviours; face multiple barriers to success; are disengaged from their communities. YOWs are a mobile team who meet youth where they are at, within their assigned neighbourhoods. The teams also focus on community development and making referrals to existing resources within the community.
The team of 7 work within the North, Central, East and Riverdale ends of the lower part of the city, one YOW works specifically with Syrian youth.
The team of 2 work in 10 priority neighbourhoods within the City of Brantford, Towns of Paris and Ohsweken.