HHS Volunteer Association

Make a Purchase, Make a Difference®

The Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association is a non-profit organization that supports patient care at HHS through the operation of cafes, cafeterias, parking facilities, Give Shops and retail services across the organization. All profits generated across Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association (HHSVA) shops and services are donated to enhance patient care.

Whether purchasing a cup of coffee, a bouquet of flowers or parking at one of our hospitals, our customers make a difference in the lives of the patients and families of HHS every day. Our staff and volunteers are inspired to provide our customers with an enjoyable shopping experience and a wide selection of products and services.

Find out more about the HHSVA’s vision and history.
View the HHSVA’s most recent Annual Report

Food & Shops

All profits from our cafes and shops are donated to enhance patient care.

Our shops and service locations are listed here:

Find out about our current events and promotions.

Send flowers or a gift

Giving something beautiful never felt so good!

Visit givingblooms.ca to send flowers to someone in hospital, in Hamilton or the surrounding community. All profits are donated to enhance patient care at Hamilton Health Sciences.


When you park in lots and garages at Hamilton Health Sciences, you truly make a difference. Parking Services are operated by the Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association (HHSVA) and all profits are donated to enhance patient care.

Find parking information by site:

Give us feedback on your experience parking with us.

Go Cashless with OnTheGo!

Go cashless with the re-loadable OntheGo card, available at all HHSVA cafés, cafeterias and gift shops. Load your On the Go card with any amount from $5 to $100, a great gift for patients and hospital staff.  Available for purchase and re-loading at any HHSVA gift shop, cafe or cafeteria. Available at:

  • Hamilton General Hospital
    Barton Bean (cafe), Courtyard Cafe, Sunnyside Café, Give Shop, Parking Office
  • Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre
    Nora’s Fresh Café, Hummingbird Café (Cancer Centre), Give Shop, Parking Office
  • McMaster University Medical Centre & McMaster Children’s Hospital
    Corner Café, Baywest Café, Give Shop, Parking Office
  • St.Peter’s Hospital
    Maplewood Café, Give Shop

For more information about the On the Go card check out our Frequently Asked Questions information

Preferred Catering

Preferred Catering offers a wide range of menu options ideal for meetings and special events. We’ll work with you to develop a menu that suits your needs and fits your budget.

Learn more about Preferred Catering.

Give us feedback on your experience with Preferred Catering.

Vendor's Marketplace

The Vendors Marketplace features vendors from the surrounding community selling products such as clothing, jewellery, accessories and home décor. The program is operated by the Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association with proceeds from table rental fees donated to enhance patient care at Hamilton Health Sciences.

To view the latest vendor calendar and locations click here

Interested in becoming a vendor?

The Vendor’s Marketplace offers a unique opportunity to professionally merchandise products to a large customer base, which includes hospital and university staff, patients, visitors and students. Vendor tables are located at four hospital sites at Hamilton Health Sciences: Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital, McMaster Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital.

For more information click here

If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact the Vendor’s Marketplace Manager for complete details and availability.

Contact Information:

Vendor’s Marketplace
Phone: (905) 521-2100, Ext.46864
Email: marketplace@hhsc.ca

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.

Join Our Team

Employment Opportunities

Interested in becoming a member of the HHSVA team? Visit our Employment Opportunities page to find out more about current positions available.

Join Our Board of Directors

Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association is looking for professionals willing to contribute their time and expertise to our Board of Directors in the capacity of volunteer Board member. As a skills-based Board, applicants with accounting, information technology, human resources/performance management or hospital/medical expertise would be considered preferred candidates. The HHSVA Board of Directors considers diversity an important aspect of recruiting an effective Board. The volunteer position of Director requires a minimum time commitment of approximately 7 hours per month (September, November, March & May) and a willingness to uphold the values of our organization. Directors serve a minimum of a two-year term, up to a maximum of six consecutive years. To see the full posting https://charityvillage.com/jobs/board-member-in-hamilton-ontario-ca-2/

If you, or someone you know, is interested in contributing as a member of our Board, please email our Board Coordinator at starrs@hhsc.ca to request a copy of our Board Nomination Information Package.

Contact Us & Feedback

We value your feedback.  Please help us serve you better by completing and submitting a feedback form:

Food & Shops feedback form
Preferred Catering feedback form
Giving Blooms feedback form
Parking Services feedback form

Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association

Administration Offices:
688 Concession St
Hamilton, L8V 4T1

Mailing Address:
HHSVA – Administration
P.O. Box 2000, 1200 Main St W
Hamilton, L8N 3Z5

Phone: 905-521-2100, Ext. 76584 | Fax: 905-527-5240 | E-mail: hhsva@hhsc.ca