About Us

Established by the John and Ellie Voortman Charitable Foundation, the Gasworks functions as an incubator for not-for-profit start ups and aims to equip our charitable partners with the resources, facilities, and support to successfully reach their mandated objectives.

Since opening its doors, the Gasworks has partnered with multiple not-for-profit groups in Hamilton, Ontario, all of which utilize the Gasworks to run their various programs that range from visual arts and design; musical performance, production and education; theatre; culinary arts; emotional trauma healing, mentorship and counselling; as well as youth employment and job skills training.

The Gasworks is committed to a goal of enabling and accelerating the valuable community work of our partner organizations and actively fostering organizational partnerships.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt

“Ellie Voortman was truly a cherished member of our community” ~ David Sweet, M.P.

Ellie Vortman

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