Our Future Hamilton

Our Future Hamilton - From Vision to Reality

We want to identify Community Partners and organizations who are working in areas that help make Hamilton’s new community vision a reality over the next 25 years.

Our Future Hamilton: The journey so far
Video: Hamilton's 25 Year visioning exercise "Our Future Hamilton" connected with residents across the city throughout 2015. Here's a review.

Our Future Hamilton: From Vision to Reality Videos

Video: Change Camp
Change Camp is a conversation between students, staff, faculty, and residents about community partnerships and collaboration.
Video: Indwell
Indwell is a charity that provides affordable housing to Hamiltonian’s looking for a safe place to live.
Video: McQuesten Urban Farm 
McQuesten Urban Farm produces, harvests, and sells fresh produce to Hamiltonian’s.
Video: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra 
The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is an anchor arts institution that brings the joy of music out into the community.

Phase One (April to August, 2015)

Share the vision: Gathering ideas from residents and the community at large about their vision for the future of Hamilton through broad and inclusive engagement approaches. Key engagement activities include:

  • Citywide community events (completed)
  • Farmers market (completed)
  • Shopping malls (completed)
  • City bus experience tour (completed)
  • Community online survey (completed)
  • Focus groups (completed)
  • Community presentations (completed)
  • Community information displays (completed)
  • Social media campaign (completed)
  • June 15, 2015 community visioning workshop (completed)
  • Other engagement opportunities (completed)
Phase Two (September to December, 2015)

Shape the vision: Creating opportunities to learn from best practices, educate the public about key trends and sharing what we’ve heard to date with residents. Key engagement activities include:

  • Op-eds in Hamilton Spec (completed)
  • September 18, 2015 keynote speaker event (Chris Hadfield)
  • September 19, 2015 Speaker Series
  • 15 Community Open Houses (completed)
  • Online survey (completed)
Phase Three (January to April, 2016)

Confirm the vision:  Providing opportunities for residents to review draft and final reports. Develop a shared community implementation strategy involving residents, community partners and key stakeholders. Key engagement activities include: 

  • Community review of the draft community vision (January 2016)
  • Community Vision (February 2016)
  • Community Conversations about the Vision and Action Plan (January to April 2016)
  • Community Action Plan Workshop (April 2016)
  • Final Community Visioning Report

Contact us

Invite us to attend your event or find out how you can host your own conversation.

Email: ourfuturehamilton@hamilton.ca
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.1564 

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Project Team

John Ariyo
Manager, Community Initiatives
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1564

Allison Jones
Communications Officer
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 3810

Cindy Mutch
Senior Project Manager, Community Special Projects
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4992

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