Things to Know

Venture ~ Grade 9s

Are you looking to explore potential career pathways as part of your High school program? Applications for the Venture program are now being accepted for the 2020-21 school year.

The HDCH Venture Program offers some exciting opportunities to discover new skills, connect with community employers and gain some valuable real-world work experiences. Grade 9 students are invited to consider this program as they plan their courses for next year. More information is available on our school website. You can pick up an application form in the main office or fill one out online at the link provided.


Winter Campaign

A special note of THANKS to everyone who has so graciously donated so many new and gently used items for our two winter campaigns. We are still collecting winter items to help those in need in Hamilton stay warm this winter!

The Christians in Society/WATCH group are focused on those living on the streets with a “Blessings in a Bag Campaign” and for those who are living in need within this area through the Dream Centre with the “Out of the Cold Campaign”. We have been blessed with so many wonderful items and yet the need is great, so please continue to send in items if you haven’t had a chance as we’ll be collecting until December 12th. Blessings!

Purses for Purpose

The Purses for a Purpose Campaign continues to grow each day as new and gently used purses continue to be dropped off at HDCH. This team has been blessed with donations from local dentists, a feminine hygiene company and the generosity of our community with so many different items to fill these purses. Thank you!

This team of Christian in Society students are looking forward to filling these purses before Christmas so please continue to send in items to fill these purses as these are such a blessing to those who receive them. If you get a chance please continue to send in items or purses until December 18th! Blessings!


Did you Know …

Many Companies Match Employee Donations Dollar For Dollar

By accessing your company’s gift matching program, your donation to HDCH may be doubled! And, some companies will send a gift to HDCH, in recognition of your volunteer time: Bank of Montreal, Bell Canada Enterprises and Royal Bank, to name a few, provide volunteer grant programs.

This list of matching gift companies is just a fraction of those that offer employee gift matching. If your employer is not on the list, please consider asking your HR department to find out more.

  • Bank of Montreal
  • BCE Inc.
  • Deluxe Corporation
  • Gildan Activewear
  • H&R Block
  • Intuit
  • Rio Tinto
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Thomson Reuters
  • TransCanada Energy

We are here to help. If you like more information, please contact us at 905.648.6655


Intergenerational Bible Study

The Christians in Society Class is welcoming adults from our community to join us for an intergenerational Bible Study. The Bible Study will take place on Thursday mornings at HDCH from 9: 00 – 10:15 AM. The students in the class selected the questions relating to their own faith journey to work through together.

The most asked questions by the students included:

  • What influences our faith?
  • How can I share my faith with others? Prayer and wanting to focus on this topic.
  • How can I see God in my everyday life?
  • What is the role of the Bible in the life of a Christian?
  • What makes Christianity different from other religions?
  • What is God’s will in my life?

Together we plan to share our insight, understanding, experience as we open the scriptures to find God’s will in our lives. Please consider joining us this semester; for more details please email Pauline VanderVelde at pvandervelde@hdch.org or call HDCH at 905-648-6655. Blessings.


Wintery Weather

If you wake up one morning and the weather outside is frightful check for school cancellation notices in the following places:

  • Edsby
  • CHCH TV
  • CHML 900 radio
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

If there is no cancellation notice, then come on in – we’re open!


Vaccination Reporting

Please note that, in accordance with the Immunization of School Pupils Act, Hamilton Public Health is required to keep up-to-date vaccination records for all students who attend schools in the City of Hamilton.

As parents or guardians, it is your responsibility to communicate your child’s vaccine history to Hamilton Public Health. Details about what and how to report are on the Hamilton Public Health website. Any questions should be directed to Public Health.

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