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.
Links to Resources
Click below to download information on food and homelessness support.
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 Indigenous languages.
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.
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.
"A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong."
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
Native Women's Centre
1900 King Street, Hamilton, ON L8K 1W0
Paula Whitlow, Director
50 Generations Drive, 2nd Floor
4th Line, Six Nations Corner, ON
Jay Shawana, Director
Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services
Toll Free: 1-866-391-1061
Justin Marchand, Director
1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5
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.
Making A Difference for the Indigenous Community of Hamilton
Reinforcing our Commitment
One Step at a Time
Food Donation Drop-Off
Helping The Community
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