City Priorities for Provincial Election
During the 2022 provincial election campaign, the City of Hamilton released its provincial priorities aimed at building better lives for all residents and supporting community growth.
Hamilton’s Six Priorities
Through collaboration with the Provincial Government, there is opportunity to achieve Hamilton’s six priorities:
1. Supportive Housing and Ensuring our Most Vulnerable Populations have Access to Health and Human Services
Addressing the economic impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations by providing significant and sustainable supports for individuals experiencing homelessness.
2. Strong Economic Recovery and Prosperity Post-COVID-19
Investment in critical social and physical infrastructure to support economic development and continued support for workers, businesses and the health-care system recovering from COVID-19.
3. Investing in Child Care and Early Years
Adopting a National Child Care Plan at the local to provide families in Hamilton with access to affordable child care and support increased labour market participation, specifically for women, people of colour and individuals from equity-seeking communities.
4. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Disaster mitigation and adaption support for areas either impacted or at risk of being impacted by the effects of climate change.
5. Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Creating and nurturing a city that is welcoming and inclusive with a goal that equity-seeking communities will feel safe, supported and have an enhanced sense of belonging through strengthening community capacity and inclusive engagement opportunities.
6. Increased Infrastructure Funding
Modernizing public transit in Hamilton and positioning our City to better support long-term growth and development will remain a core local priority requiring significant investments for years to come.
This initiative is a collective effort between Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Councillors and the City Manager’s Office to better inform all provincial candidates running in our community. These priorities will be provided to all candidates.