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Improving Indigenous Services. Advancing Indigenous Voices.

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Our projects are a combined effort from our staff and member agencies to bring the Indigenous community provide assistance and bring connections closer to the city of Hamilton. Learn more about how we can help you here.


The Indigenous community vision for Hamilton was presented to community on September 30th during the E YETI YA DA NOHS DA:T OGWAK SA DAH "Lifting up our Children" gathering at Gage Park.

The Indigenous community vision is now available for download.


As our communities continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, CHIL wants to ensure Indigenous community members have access to the information and resources they need.

Learn more about COVID-19 resources available throughout the city of Hamilton.

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Upcoming Indigenous Events in Hamilton


The Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership (formerly the HEDAC) is a collaborative of Indigenous organizational leaders responding to the needs of the Indigenous community of Hamilton.  The Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership (CHIL) staff and member agencies work to improve resources for the urban Indigenous community of Hamilton and advance Indigenous voices across the city.


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. CHIL member agencies include the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC), Niagara Peninsula Area Aboriginal Management Board (NPAAMB), Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services Inc. (OAHS), Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing, Native Women's Centre, and De Dwa Da Dehs Nye^s Aboriginal Health Centre.


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