Priority Projects

Anti-Racism Resource Centre

The Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre (HARRC), a pilot project involving the City of Hamilton, McMaster University, and the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI). HARRC was launched on April 4, 2018 as a pilot project to gather information regarding racism related issues occurring in Hamilton, in order to better inform Council on community issues and concerns so that it may strive to eliminate racism and racism related issues in our City. 

This centre has been paused for a period of up to 12 months to allow the partners to review and renew plans to achieve its envisioned goals.

Public Engagement

A community engagement plan has been developed in an effort to establish a more robust and relevant program for the residents of the City of Hamilton. These efforts include public consultations events, information tables at upcoming festivals, fairs, and events, as well as online survey tools.

The City of Hamilton and its partners recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion to our present and future success as a place to live, work and play, and we are looking forward to engaging our community in consultation to better understand the lived experiences of racism and the current needs and racism related issues faced by the residents of the Hamilton.

HARRC Engagement Event

Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre Survey

The HARRC Survey was made available online between July 3 and September 15, 2019. Review the survey responses

Public Engagement Event

The City of Hamilton conducted an in-person public engagement event on October 29, 2019 that allowed participants to participate in focus groups that asked for recommendations regarding the future of the centre.

Next Steps

All inputs from the online survey, and public engagement focus groups will be consolidated as alternatives for consideration for City Council.  The Committee Against Racism Volunteer Advisory Committee members will review recommendations and provide their recommendations via a Citizen Committee Report.  Staff will prepare a Recommendation Report and present to Audit, Finance & Administration Sub Committee on December 5, 2019.

Contact us

For more information, or to have us attend your community event, contact:
Diversity and Inclusion Office, City of Hamilton
Phone 905-546-2424 ext. 8080
Email [email protected]