The City of Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy is focused on helping neighbourhoods be great places to live, work, play and learn. The City is working with community partners, neighbourhood groups and residents to develop action plans to build healthier communities. The core elements of this work are:
Enhancing community development work
Through partnerships with the Hamilton Community Foundation and Hamilton Best Start, community developers work together to support the residents in 11 Hamilton neighbourhoods.
Developing resident-led Neighbourhood Plans
The City facilitates the neighbourhood planning process and helps build effective solutions that focus on areas/actions residents and key stakeholders feel are necessary.
Increasing investments in neighbourhoods
Once neighbourhood plans are developed, new investments are required to support the improvements that residents have identified. City Council has earmarked $2 million in neighbourhood funding to help leverage additional investments from private, public and philanthropic sources.
Building new partnerships to support healthy neighbourhoods
Working with businesses, Provincial and Federal governments and non-profit organizations, work will begin to align existing resources and find new investments that can support neighbourhoods.
Neighbourhood action planning
City staff, residents and other key stakeholders are working together to create neighbourhood action plans that communicate a clear vision for the future of the neighbourhood and describe specific projects that can be implemented, are achievable, and have widespread community support. These plans are being developed in six neighbourhoods identified by Council as priority areas, as well as five other areas that have been supported in the past by the Hamilton Community Foundation's neighbourhood investments.
As an on-going support to residents, businesses and organizations in neighbourhoods, community developers help connect people to their neighbourhood and help neighbourhoods plan for their future development. Our current team of community developmers are:
Sunil Angrish, Community Animator - Ward 2
Brandon Braithwaite, Community Developer - Jamesville & Beasley
Dave Cherkewski, Community Animator - Ward 2
Judy Kloosterman, Community Developer - Davis Creek & Keith
Laura Ryan, Community Developer - McQuesten & Rolston
Kelly McKinney, Community Animator - McQuesten Urban Farm
Lyna Saad, Community Developer - Crown Point & Stinson
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext. 0
Nazia Zeb, Community Developer Assistant - Riverdale & GALA
Renee Wetselaar, Senior Social Planner
Reports & documents
Emergency & Community Services Committee
- November 9, 2015 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Update 2015 (PDF)
- March 9, 2015 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy Project Fund (PDF)
- February 23, 2015 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy Project Update (PDF)
General Issues Committee
- September 17, 2014 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Update 2014 (PDF)
- June 18, 2014 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy City-Wide Initiatives (PDF)
- March 19, 2014 - Neighbourhood Home Improvement Project (PDF)
- February 5, 2014 - Neighbourhood Action Plans for Crown Point and Gibson Landsdale (PDF)
- Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Update for 2015 (PDF, 5.18 MB)
- Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Update for 2014 (PDF, 3.42 MB)
Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Update for 2013 (PDF, 3.61 MB)
- Working Together: Examining Employment, Education, and Training Strategies for the Jamesville, Beasley, and Keith Neighbourhoods, May 2014 (PDF, 1.63 MB)
Urban Agriculture Policy, Planning, and Practice Report, May 2013 (PDF, 1.02 MB)
Neighbourhood Action Strategy Boundaries Map (PDF, 4.28 MB)
- Neighbourhood Action StrategyPhotovoice Toolkit (PDF, 7.04 MB)
- Neighbourhood Action Planning ToolKit (PDF, 7.16 MB)
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