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This list explains the various services offered by the different levels of government. The City of Hamilton offers over 300 services that differ from the provincial and federal governments – from this list you can learn who to contact based on the level of government your needs fall under.

Federal Powers 

  • National Defense
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Employment Insurance
  • Banking
  • Federal Taxes (income taxes)
  • Post Office
  • Fisheries
  • Shipping, Railways and Pipelines
  • Telephones, Radio and Telecommunications
  • CPP
  • EI
  • OAS/GIS
  • Criminal Law

Please contact MP David Christopherson’s Hamilton Office for assistance with any federal services:

22 Tisdale St S
Hamilton ON L8N 2V9
Tel: 905.526.0770
Fax: 905.526.9943
hamilton@davidchristopherson.ca

Provincial Powers

  • Healthcare
  • Prisons
  • Education
  • Property and Civil Rights
  • Consumer Services
  • Housing Tribunal (provincial)
  • ODSP
  • LINH
  • Hydro
  • Long Term Care
  • OSAP
  • GO Buses/PRESTO (Metrolinx)
  • Post Secondary
  • Seniors Care

Please contact MPP Andrea Horwath’s Constituency Office for assistance with any provincial services:

20 Hughson Street South, Suite 200
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2A1
Tel: 905-544-9644
Fax: 905-544-5152
ahorwath-co@ndp.on.ca

Municipal Powers

  • Animal Control
  • Arts and Culture
  • Building Inspections
  • Building Permits and Zoning By-law Review
  • Business Development
  • Business Improvement and Performance Excellence
  • Business Licensing
  • By-law Enforcement
  • Cemeteries
  • City Enrichment Fund
  • CityHousing Hamilton
  • Community Hubs
  • Development Approvals
  • Early Years System Management
  • Election Services
  • Engineering Services
  • Fire Department
  • Forestry
  • Growth Management
  • Hamilton Farmers’ Market
  • Hamilton Paramedic services
  • Heritage Designation
  • Horticultural Programs
  • Housing Supports
  • HSR (Hamilton Street Railway)
  • Land Use Planning
  • Library Services
  • Ontario Works
  • Parking
  • Parks 
  • Property Taxes
  • Provincial Offences Administration
  • Public Health
  • Real Property Management
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Risk Management
  • Roadway Access
  • School Crossing Guards
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Special Services Special Supports – Low Income Program
  • Snow Removal
  • Storm Water Management
  • Tourism Development
  • Transportation Services (DARTS)
  • Urban Renewal
  • Wastewater Collection and Treatment
  • Water Supply and Distribution

Please contact Ward 3 City Councillor Matthew Green’s Office for assistance with any municipal services.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board 

  • School Transportation
  • Elementary and Secondary School/Community Concerns
  • Adult Education

For any concerns surrounding schools in Ward 3, please contact Ward 3 School Trustee Larry Pattison:

lpattiso@hwdsb.on.ca
Tel: 289.689.2870

 

 

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