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Student Support

Social Work Support

    • available through referral only–please see your child’s guidance counsellor

Ontario Works – Youth Case Manager

Ontario Works is a financial assistance program for shelter expenses and basic needs.  This program is available for youth 16-18 years old that meet specific criteria of being in special circumstances, and their parents are unable to provide for them.  If you have any questions, please call Ontario Works directly  at 905-546-4800.

Breakfast/Lunch Program

As a school, we try to support our students, both socially and emotionally so that they can pursue their academic interests.  As such, Glendale’s Breakfast & Lunch program supports nearly 950 enrolled students by offering a daily breakfast and lunch with no costs associated for students.  Food is available on rolling carts in the front foyer before class and at lunch–students are invited to grab a snack during this time.  If there is an urgent need during class time, the rolling carts are in the cafeteria just outside the Student Success room.  Food is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Food 4 Kids

Students are also welcome to register with the Food 4 Kids program that delivers food weekly to students in need.  These individually packaged snack bags assist students who may have difficulty procuring food for the weekend.  Please see Ms. Burnell in the Student Success Room for more details and to sign up.

Learning Opportunities Bursary

Within Glendale, we have access to funds that are intended to remove barriers for students to help with their learning.  The Learning Opportunities –Bursaries are designed to assist students financially. Students must have good attendance, be progressing well academically and demonstrate a financial need.  See a guidance counsellor for the form and for more information.

Walk-In Closet

Students are invited to visit our Walk-In Closet where they can find a variety of clothing from jeans to coats to shoes and boots – all at no cost.  Some toiletries are also available.  The Walk-In Closet is found across from the Guidance office.  There is also a variety of canned goods and non-perishable food items available to students.

LGBTQ,  Friends & Allies – ACE

In keeping with the HWDSB’s commitment to prioritize “Positive Culture and Well-Being,” ACE’s goal is to ensure that all staff and students at Glendale “feel safe, supported and accepted… at work and at school.” We aim to foster well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and two-spirited members of our school community. By providing a safe space, planning special activities and recognizing important events, we hope to ensure that Glendale’s LGBTQ2S+ students and allies see themselves reflected and honoured in our school community. By recognizing and celebrating their presence, ACE hopes that its members feel welcome at Glendale Secondary.  Please email Miss Rado for more information.

Useful Numbers

Access the Youth Services Guide Here:

Employment Information

YMCA Summer Jobs for Youth Program 905-526-8452 ext. 221

Youth Employment Centre 905-522-9668

Job Connect 905-575-2177

Crisis and Support Hotlines

Alternatives for Youth  Counselling for family, friend, or yourself experiencing difficulties related to the use of substance abuse 905-527-4469

Contact Hamilton Access to children and youth mental health services 905-570-8888

If in crisis, call the youth COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) program at 905-972-8338

COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) 905-972-8338

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, Family Support 905-777-9921

CAS (Children’s Aid Society) 905-522-1121

CCAS (Catholic Children’s Aid Society) 905-525-2012

INASMUCHHOUSE–Shelter and support for women with or without children in crisis due to abuse or temporary homelessness 905-529-8600

John Howard Society of Hamilton/Burlington & Area–Manage probation issues, crime prevention, victims of crime, diversion for youth  905-522-4446

Kids Help Phone (24 hours, confidential) 1-800-668-6868

Legal Aid 905-528-0134

Provincial Victim Support Line 1-888-579-2888

Ontario Human Rights Commission 1-800-387-9080

Ontario Rental Housing Tenant Protection Act 1-888-332-3234

Canadian Human Rights Commission 1-888-214-1090


Community Health Bus–Mobile healthy/medical/dental clinic 905-546-2424 ext. 2974

Hamilton Urban Core–Free services for counselling and parenting 905-522-3233

North Hamilton Community Health Centre–A teen health clinic providing 11-20 year olds with primary health care 905-523-6611

Public Health Dental Services 905-546-3566

Information Line (Public Health)–Phone counselling about STD’s, safer sex, birth control 905-528-3541

HIV, AIDS Testing (Public Health)–Confidential, anonymous testing by appointment 905-546-3541

Sexual Health Awareness Centre–Doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses available for pregnancy testing, birth control and counselling 905-528-3009

The Well–Meeting place for LGBTQ Youth and their friends and allies 905-525-0300

Updated on Friday, October 06, 2023.
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