Crouch supports community members with basic needs such as emergency food and hygiene supplies, while advocating for safe and affordable housing and access to social services. We operate with a holistic approach, building on each person's capabilities, walking alongside our neighbours as they experience challenges, and building relationships with and between residents.
Covid19 update: While Ontario is in lockdown, Crouch will continue to provide basic needs and advocacy supports via curbside pick up, telephone and email.
Curbside pick up: 550 Hamilton Road
Emergency Food Cupboard
Open Tuesday through Thursday 10 am to 4 pm. Residents can access food once per month.
Emergency Baby Food and Diaper Bank
Information and Referrals - Income, Housing, Hydro, Mental Health
Support and Advocacy
Crouch Neighbourhood Resource is available to help community members with benefits applications, housing, taxes and more. If you’re not sure if we can help, just ask us. We can either help or refer you to someone who can.
Other supports as required
Every Thursday from 12-1 pm, Hamilton Road residents are invited to pick up a hot meal from in front of the Crouch Library. 60 meals are provided per week on a first come first serve basis.
Tax clinic appointments will resume in March 2021, by appointment only. Call 519-642-7630 or email to book after March 1, 2021.
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to complete income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation.
Please bring the following to your appointment:
Social Insurance Number, T4's
Ontario Works, Employment Insurance, Pension, etc.
Current address and mailing address
Children's birth dates
Rent or property taxes paid - monthly or yearly
Expenses (if applicable): medical, transportation, etc.
Please note: Volunteers do not complete tax returns for complex situations such as:
returns for deceased persons
people who have filed for bankruptcy
people who report capital gains or losses
people who report employment expenses, or business or rental income and expenses