COVID-19 Indigenous Call Centre Now Open

905-549-4884 ext. 416

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg has established a culturally safe, centralized call centre to connect Indigenous residents in Hamilton to local and government resources available to them. Call centre navigators will support individuals and families based on their identified need.

Some examples of supports: food support, housing, legal supports, emergency benefits, mental health and supports available through various Indigenous agencies in Hamilton.

Navigators will support families in completing applications and create warm transfers with service providers.

Click below for more information  on COVID-19 in the Major Indigenous Languages


Links to Resources 

Click below to download information on food and homelessness support.

COVID-19 Meals and Drop-In Card

Information about meals and drop-in information for the Hamilton Indigenous community.

Homelessness Resources

Services Available for Those Experiencing Homelessness in Hamilton During COVID-19


Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership

Improving Indigenous Services. Advancing Indigenous Voices.

CHIL is a collaborative of Indigenous organizational leaders founded on respect and wisdom. We respond to the needs of our community and support our member agencies by improving resources and advancing Indigenous voices in Hamilton.


Our Vision - A vibrant, healthy, inclusive, and culturally safe community.

Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership's mission is as a collective of Indigenous service providers, we work to decrease barriers and increase equitable access to services and programs for Hamilton's Indigenous community.

Our Values:

LOVE - We demonstrate our love through kindness, compassion and empathy in how we relate to, and understand the needs of others.

RESPECT - We demonstrate respect by abiding by the policies and procedures that govern our work with the organization, and in how we communication with others.

HONESTY - We practice honesty in our chosen actions in how we perform our job duties.

HUMILITY - We show humility in how we relate to one another, and in our chosen behaviours.

BRAVERY - We demonstrate bravery when we communicate a need, address a concern, or alert an inequity to your supervisor or manager.

WISDOM - We strive for wisdom by thinking through our chosen actions and behaviours carefully before committing to them.

TRUTH - We strive for truth as influenced by the Haudenosaunee concept of Ganigonhi:oh ('The Good Mind') in which we mindfully produce thoughts to be ethically moral, aware, peaceful, and loving.

Image by Shane Rounce

"A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong."



Our Partners

Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg

785 Britannia Ave Hamilton ON L8H-2B6


McMaster University

1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8


Mohawk College

135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5



50 Generations Drive, 2nd Floor
4th Line, Six Nations Corner, ON 
N0A 1M0

Jay Shawana

Native Women's Centre

1900 King Street, Hamilton, ON L8K 1W0

Paula Whitlow

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre

678 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1K2

Constance McKnight, Director

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

34 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Y7

Audrey Davis, Director

Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing

 370 Main St E Unit 200, Hamilton, ON L8N 1J6

Melanie McAulay, Director

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services

Toll Free: 1-866-391-1061

Justin Marchand Director


Our Story

History & Background

The Hamilton Executive Directors’ Coalition has existed for over twenty years, starting up in the mid 1990’s. This once informal coalition came together to work more collaboratively as urban Indigenous service providers. It’s purpose is to strengthen the voice of Hamilton’s urban Indigenous community through the leadership of the participating member agencies, to share resources with one another and work together on funding opportunities.

Image by Jess Lindner

Our Work

Making A Difference for the Indigenous Community of Hamilton


Health Clinic

Reinforcing our Commitment

Homeless Outreach

One Step at a Time

Food Donation Drop-Off

Helping The Community

Health Clinic

Reinforcing our Commitment

Our Team

Donna Gerber

CHIL Program Manager

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm


Emily Doxtator

CHIL Administrative Assistant

Monday-Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm



Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership @ The Cotton Factory Co-Work Space

Get in touch with Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

270 Sherman Ave North Suite 301 Hamilton ON

289 799 2267


Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership

289 799 2267

270 Sherman Ave North Suite 301 Hamilton ON

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