(Formerly Neighbourhood Action Strategy)
Although we’ve evolved from the Neighbourhood Action Strategy, the Neighbourhood Development section is still focussed on helping neighbourhoods across the City be great places to live, work, play and learn. We believe that healthier, more connected communities contribute to the City’s vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully.
What We Do
Support residents city-wide. Our first and main priority is to support residents as they work towards making their neighbourhoods the best place to live, learn, work and play. Resident-championed initiatives encourage inclusivity, social connection and contribute to safe and healthy neighbourhoods.
With the support of a youth navigator, the Xperience Annex supports youth ages 18-29 to create pathways to community services and employment. The Xperience Annex is a partnership initiative between the City of Hamilton and community partners in education, healthcare and employment with funding from the Local Poverty Reduction Fund.
McQuesten Urban Farm
The urban farm was developed as a response to food insecurity in the McQuesten neighbourhood, empowering residents with access to fresh food, food security, job opportunities and skills to build healthy people and healthy minds. For more information, visit www.mcquestenurbanfarm.ca
Community Gardens are a great form of recreation for people of all ages. You can use a community garden to grow your own fresh food. Learn more about how to start your own community garden.
Toolkit for Community Events
The Risk Management Toolkit provides information to neighbourhood groups who are organizing events (i.e. BBQs, holiday festivals) on City-owned property. This toolkit explains the type of insurance required for various activities being held on City-owned property and things to consider in terms of volunteer liability. Risk Management ToolKit for Neighbourhoods