Newcomers on the Move: Developing Multicultural Capacity in the Community Access to Transportation Project Hamilton September 13, 2018.

Community Access to Transportation Hamilton (CAT) is pleased to announce that we will be receiving a grant of $8,000 from the Government of Ontario Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program.

This funding will be used to translate our training video series into four languages, in order to extend our city-funded travel training program to include newcomers with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

In addition, CAT will work with Global Hamilton Connect and Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) to recruit travel trainers from among young newcomers and international students who may be interested in social services work.

About Community Access to Transportation

CAT trains adults and young people over 16 with intellectual/ developmental disabilities to ride the bus independently in Hamilton. CAT has offered bus training to over 440 individuals since its inception in 2011, through partnerships with local service providers. Concepts covered include planning a trip, getting to the bus stop, waiting for the bus, and arriving at a destination. Everything is taught with an emphasis on personal safety and problem solving.

The Community Access to Transportation travel training program is funded by the City of Hamilton. It is a program of The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries―a community-based developmental services agency that serves people and families across Hamilton in a variety of residential and day support programs.  More information, including our training video series, can be found on our website:


Michelle Martin
333 King St. East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1C1


Congratulations to Community Living Toronto on their grant from the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ Employment and Modernization Fund to fund a city-wide Travel Training Program in Toronto! Community Access to Transportation Hamilton is proud to be one of the partners in this project, and we are excited to be accompanying Community Living and other Toronto community stakeholders on the journey.