nikon pals


   Ontario, Canada 



131 John Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 2C3

(905) 521-0090

(905) 521-0211



CMHA Hamilton is an identified French Language Service organization



The Nikon Pals is a Photography Club with a difference.  Its members are a diverse group of individuals who have one thing in common mental illness.  The Nikon Pals have proven that mental illness need not be a barrier to artistic impression.

Calendar of Events


Photography has proven to be an excellent avenue for creative expression.  The skill level of the members has progressed to amazing levels since our initial meeting in January 1997.  Our members have not only learned the fundamentals of camera use, but more sophisticated photographic and digital composition.

Being part of the club has provided many therapeutic rewards.  The members have been able to focus their creative energies, gain confidence, socialize, and discover the unique and diverse community of Hamilton and its surrounding areas.


  • to acquire photography skills

  • to have fun

  • to develop and participate in a hobby

  • to expand our creativity

  • to meet new people and make lasting friendships

  • to explore our community

  • to be part of a group


The club is open to adults living in the greater Hamilton area who have been diagnosed with a mental illness.

For further information, please contact us at (905) 521-0090 or by e-mail at


The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. You can learn more by viewing our calendar of events.


As the number of cameras available for loan is limited, members are encouraged to use their own if one is available.


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