Information Hamilton

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-528-8127
Fax 905-528-7764
Primary Contact Anita Thomson CIRS, CRS, Information Services Coordinator; Phone: ext 4630; Email:
Site Information
Site Location 5th Floor of the Central Branch of the Hamilton Public Library
Located In Community Hamilton Central
Address & Map
Hamilton Public Library
55 York Blvd, 5th Flr
Hamilton, ON L8R 3K1
Intersection James St N and York Blvd
Mailing Address PO Box 2700 
Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name InfoHam
Former Name Community Information Hamilton (CIH) ; Community Information Service Hamilton-Wentworth (CSI, CIS-HW, CISHW) ; Inform Hamilton ; InformHamilton
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1970
Primary Executive Pauline Kajiura CIRS, CRS, Executive Director; Phone: ext 4459; Email:
Alternate Executive Michael Ciccone, Chair of the Board
Funding City / Town - City of Hamilton ; United Way - Burlington and Greater Hamilton ; Fees - data leasing, customized online data collections, CIH Flash Service ; Sale of Goods - print publications and custom lists
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides confidential information and referral by telephone, email, on a walk-in basis, and through the online directory the Red Book of Hamilton. Also provides a specialized information and referral service for child care and early years information, a print version of the Red Book of Hamilton comprehensive service directory, and the Flash community announcement service. 
Flash distributes news and information about community events and activities to recipients in the non-profit, voluntary, health, and government sectors by email. 
Hamilton's information and referral agency links people to human services, collects and shares services information with regional and provincial programs, and works directly with local organizations and program developers to integrate live updates and innovative service discovery into local wellness-development programming.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Meetings AGM in Sep
Areas Served Hamilton (City of)
Eligibility Open to all
Application No application required
Languages English
Fees Service - Data exports, custom data products, posting on Flash service ; None - Information and referral services
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Comprehensive Information and Referral ; Directory/Resource List Publication ; Internet Information Resources ~ Human/Social Services Issues ; Public Parks ; Specialized Information and Referral
Other Details

Elder Abuse Resource List 2012

Custom printed publications are available on a limited basis by request. Contact the agency for information.

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