Flamborough Connects links individuals and community agencies with each other by coordinating information, volunteer, youth and senior support services in community. Whether the need is to ensure isolated, rural seniors have access to transportation, young families have access to free income tax preparation, refunds and benefits, or local youth are supported with resources and services to help them find their path, FC facilitates and connects.
What We Do
Information and Referrals: Flamborough Connects links residents, agencies, businesses and services with each other. Whether someone is looking for in-home supports, or a local non-profit agency is looking for volunteers, Flamborough Connects brings people and resources together.
Volunteer Services: Flamborough Connects works directly with local-nonprofit agencies and volunteers to support and engage community. FC promotes volunteerism, helps individuals find rewarding volunteer opportunities and facilitates an annual volunteer appreciation event to recognize those who give back locally.
Home Supports: Flamborough Connects coordinates the City of Hamilton Snow Angels program in Waterdown. Flamborough Connects also facilitates the Holiday Gift Program – an annual gift giving program for older adults in the community who may go without during the holidays. FC also recently launched Flamborough Shops – a grocery shopping service.
Transportation: Flamborough Connects coordinates the rural community grocery bus program. The community bus is a bi-weekly shopping bus for older adults who do not have access to transportation.
Youth Opportunities Program: Flamborough Connects summer Youth Opportunities Program assists local youth to find rewarding summer employment and volunteer gigs. Although many local businesses participate in the program, many seniors and individuals hire students to do home maintenance and household activities.
Income Supports: Eligible individuals and families with a modest income can access free tax preparation services by a registered Chartered Professional Accountant or Canada Revenue Agency volunteer.
Senior Sport and Leisure: FC is a member on several Hamilton committees and represents the rural senior voice. FC also coordinates and supports a variety of local and Hamilton wide events and activities to engage seniors and decrease social isolation.