Older Workers

Specific resources are in place for workers aged 55 to 64 in Canada, who may be unemployed but wish to remain in, or return to, the workplace. These include skills upgrading, additional work experience, and employment assistance. These resources are in place to help improve the employability of older workers, helping them to work longer as well as upgrade their skills and knowledge to improve their job security and wage earning ability. There are more Canadian workers over the age of 55 than ever before. According to Statistics Canada’s National Household survey, workers aged 55 and older make up 18.7% of the workforce. It can be very difficult to lose a job as an older worker. It can also be difficult to work in an environment where upgraded skills are necessary for continued success if you have not had adequate training to meet the upgraded criteria. Are you over 55 and facing a layoff or job loss? Do you have a friend, family member, or co-worker who is an older worker, who could benefit from additional skills training courses or programs? Are you looking to work for a company who supports older-worker retention and offers training programs? Aging in the workplace can bring certain challenges. However, we have the resources you need to overcome them and continue to be successfully employed.

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Clinical Social Workers

Gay Seniors 50 and Older

Night Shift Workers

older first time moms

Social Service Workers

First-time Older Moms

LGBT High-Tech Workers

Older Moms

Energy Workers

Hamilton and District Injured Workers' Group

Helps disabled or injured workers, and family, friends and co-workers of workers injured or killed on the job through community educational seminars, workshops, clinics, guest speakers and information on current and pending legislation. Also provides private consultation, and assists in completing forms. Offers a monthly peer support meeting.

Hamilton and District Injured Workers' Group

Helps disabled or injured workers, and family, friends and co-workers of workers injured or killed on the job through community educational seminars, workshops, clinics, guest speakers and information on current and pending legislation. Also provides private consultation, and assists in completing forms. Offers a monthly peer support meeting.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

To preserve, honour and promote the history and culture of all working people. A community museum, with a collection of labour history, and the stewards of Hamilton's historic, heritage-listed Custom House. The museum houses permanent and temporary exhibits that address Hamilton and Canada's labour history and offers a myriad of multi-disciplinary, one-off events as well as a school visits program that makes curriculum connections for elementary and secondary school students. The museum combines its tours with a walking tour of Hamilton industrial trail that incorporate our building and takes place within our immediate neighbourhood.

OntarioOffice of the Worker Adviser - Office of the Worker Adviser - Hamilton Central

Arm's length agency of the Ministry of Labour, reporting directly to the minister and provides free and confidential services (advice, education, and representation) to non-unionized injured workers, survivors of injured workers, and to non-unionized workers who have experienced a health and safety reprisal.

Chartwell Lakeshore Retirement Residence

Offers 135 residential care studio and one-bedroom suites with private baths
* couples' options available
* some units have kitchenettes
* flexible meal plans

Offers 42 assisted daily living suites for the physically and/or cognitively challenged, which provide assistance with: dressing, bathing, special diets, medication, specialized activities program * available in secured or unsecured environment * available for short-term and permanent accommodation

24-hour nursing supervision provided for both residential care and assisted daily living care residents * hairdressing salon * tuck shop * games room * exercise programs * foot care available on-site

Respite or short stay/trial
Available to give caregivers a break or for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

Transitional beds available for people on a wait-list for Long Term Care (this process goes through the hospital case workers of your Local Health Integration Network)

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Halton Region Youth in Transition Worker Program - Burlington - YMCA Employment & Training Services

Designed to assist youth ages 16-24 who have been involved with Children's Aid or child welfare services with their transition to independence
* assists and supports youth to identify, develop and implement an individualized plan based on their goals
* supports youth leaving care to identify, access and navigate adult service systems relevant to their needs and transitional into self-reliance, providing emotional support

Connects youth with existing supports and resources in the community, including:
* housing supports
* educational opportunities
* employment services and training
* life skills training, such as financial management
* health and mental health services
* legal services
* other social and community supports

Homewell Senior Care

Staffing:
* Personal Support Workers (PSW)
* companionship workers

Staffing hours:
* hourly
* overnight
* live-in

* Veterans Affairs Canada approved Veterans Independence Program (VIP) provider

1. In Home Assistance
Friendly visiting

Alzheimer/dementia care

Homemaker assistance:
* menu planning
* budgeting
* shopping
* in-home meal preparation
* light housekeeping

Personal care:
* personal hygiene
* dressing
* toileting
* changing beds
* nutrition/food preparation
* medication reminders
* hair care

Dog walking

2. Errands and Appointments
* errand running/shopping assistance
* escort programs
* medical appointments transportation

3. Other Home Health Care Case Management
* long term home health care
* palliative care

Podiatry/foot care:
* general foot/nail care
* nail conditions
* diabetic foot care

4. Respite
* adult respite care

OntarioOffice of the Worker Adviser - Office of the Worker Adviser - Hamilton Central

Arm's length agency of the Ministry of Labour, reporting directly to the minister and provides free and confidential services (advice, education, and representation) to non-unionized injured workers, survivors of injured workers, and to non-unionized workers who have experienced a health and safety reprisal.

Workers Health and Safety Centre

Provides occupational health and safety training and information services.

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers

Resource for workers and employers, providing objective scientific information, and focus on the prevention of occupational health problems in the workplace.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Halton Seniors Mental Health Outreach Program - Burlington

A program providing specialized service to older adults with complex mental health and addiction needs

Clients may include seniors who have:
* behavioural disturbances or mental health problems associated with cognitive impairment
* mental health and/or addiction problems accompanied by significant medical illness or functional needs
* chronic mental illness who develop complicating age-related physical or mental health disorders
* late-onset severe mental illness
* the program involves specialists in geriatric psychiatry, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and education
* outreach service available for those unable to access traditional services
* prospective clients require a family physician

The Halton program is also staffed with a seniors concurrent disorder worker through a local partnership with Halton Alcohol Drug and Gambling Assessment Prevention and Treatment Services (ADAPT)

The program also has staff called Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants (PRCs) who:
* provide a targeted educational and community development service and support for health providers
* provide education, facilitation and system support to staff in Long-Term Care facilities and staff of LTC funded community support agencies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Group for Depression In the Older Adult:
* a variety of group and CBT strategies and skills are aimed at assisting seniors to reduce their level of depression and anxiety and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms

Hamilton Arts Council

Acts as a central hub for creating new partnerships among individual artists, organizations, and businesses in the region and works to make the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community.