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Health and Wellness


YWCA Hamilton’s Fitness Centre located at 75 MacNab Street South is currently not open for drop-in fitness programming as this space is being used as a temporary home for our Senior’s 55+ Active Living Centre.

We anticipate that the Fitness Centre will be closed for drop-in fitness programming at our MacNab Street location until Fall 2023 however, we continue to offer virtual fitness programming for all ages and abilities.

Additionally, we also hope to offer in person programs at off-site locations in the winter/spring of 2023, and will provide more information on that as it becomes available. For more information about in person programs, please contact Rana Aldibs at (905)522-9922 ext. 180 or

We thank you for your patience and encourage you to reach out to Tara Weiderick at or phone (905) 522-9922 ext 103 for inquiries about our virtual fitness programs.


The Health and Wellness Team

YWCA Hamilton Seniors Active Winter Wellness Fair

February 9, 2023


YWCA Hamilton operates two Seniors’ Active Living Centres that provide affordable programs and services for adults 55+ to enrich and support independent active living.

A variety of health and wellness programs are offered to promote physical and emotional well-being; programs focusing on skill development and social programs to build community and build connections with other seniors.

For more information about YWCA Hamilton Senior’s Living Centre, please contact:

MacNab location:
Robin Mech 905-522-9922 ext. 173

Ottawa Street location:
Duncan Young 905-522-9922 ext. 541

Come and enjoy a holistic health & wellness program for seniors!

FREE weekly workshop sessions empowering you to take control of your well-being. Covering many topics like movement, physical activity, nutrition, self-care and mental health.

Meet other seniors in the community while staying active with fun activities – all designed just so YOU can feel better.

Immigrant or refugee seniors? We are waiting for you! If you need assistance with language translation, we have volunteers that speak your language!

To find a location near and to register contact:
Rana Aldibs
905-5229922 ext. 180

Free exercise programs for adults 55+ who speak Punjabi. This program is fully offered in Punjabi! Seniors receive health education and participate in group fitness and social time and is offered at the Dominic Agostino Community Centre located at 150 Violet Drive, Stoney Creek.

For more information please contact Rana Aldibs 905-522-9922 ext. 180 or

The program is a group fitness class that is designed to be safe and effective for those who have osteoporosis or are at risk of osteoporosis.

For more information or to register contact Rana Aldibs at 905-522-9922 ext. 180


Specialized Health and Wellness Programs

Join us for the comfort of your home at our Health & wellness programs, Fitness classes and more. Check our Virtual Schedule for more details.

To register please contact:

Rana Aldibs at (905)522-9922 ext. 180 or

Tara Weiderick at (905) 522-9922 ext 103 or

Fit From Home invites you to our FREE Meditation Practice

Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. And these benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and may help you manage symptoms of certain medical conditions.

For more information or to register please contact Liliana Figueredo at

ENCOREplus is the umbrella program that includes YWCA Encore, Pilates Beyond Breast Cancer and future Aqua Motion Beyond Breast Cancer programs that support women in different stages of breast cancer recovery.

Good Beginnings is a volunteer assistance program available for mothers in Hamilton and the surrounding area with infants younger than 6 months of age. The program provides free in-home support for mothers to cope with challenges of having a new baby,  and/or for women who are at risk of Postpartum Depression. The program involves weekly in-home visits from a trained volunteer who can effectively support mothers for the first 6 months postpartum.

If you know a mother who might benefit from the Good Beginnings program, please contact Liliana Figueredo at 905-522-9922 ext. 310 or

YWCA Hamilton’s Good Beginnings program is funded in part by United Way Halton & Hamilton.

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This program is designed for women who face financial barriers to participating in physical activity programs. The program includes group fitness classes and health education delivered by qualified fitness staff and is offered at a subsidized rate.

Participants in this program have access to ALL Health & Wellness programs. To apply for the program, contact Rana Aldibs 905-522-9922 ext. 180 or and fill out an application and attach proof of income.  Further details of the program will be discussed with each individual that has met the criteria.

For more information or to register contact Rana Aldibs at 905-522-9922 ext. 180 or

YWCA Hamilton’s Woman Alive! program is funded by United Way of Hamilton and Halton.  United Way Halton and Hamilton logo

The program is a specialized post-cardiac rehabilitation program. Participants receive individual exercise programs and supervision from qualified fitness staff.

For more information or to register contact Deborah Hannah at or 905-546-2424 ext. 4750

Certified Personal Trainers meet with you to design a workout that is catered to your needs. Private and semi-private sessions are available.

To book your session today or for more information contact Rana Aldibs at 905-522-9922 ext. 180

Helping you settle in Canada.

YWCA Hamilton’s Join Program is a new immigration and settlement program designed specifically for newcomer women, youth and 2SLGBTQ+ youth. The purpose of Join is to help you settle in your community in every way possible.

From employment counseling and job search support to accessing child care and safe spaces, Join addresses all aspects to support your settlement in Hamilton.

Join us to:

  • get settled in your community
  • prepare for work in Canada and find a job
  • meet friends and make connections
  • get counselling and supports
  • find your people and a safe environment

Our YWCA Hamilton staff team are ready to support you!

Our staff team will support you in providing care for your children while you attend our services and will assist with transportation, translation and interpretation services when in-person services resume.

Our staff team can speak the following languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Arabic, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian

To participate in the Join Program, participants must:

  1. identify as a woman, 2SLGBTQIA+ or non-binary and;
  2. be a Permanent Resident, Protected Person/Convention Refugee or a Live-in Caregiver: Temporary Foreign Worker with an approved work permit

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