Our Future Hamilton

Thank you Hamilton!

  • Because of your participation, we reached over 54,000 conversations with the people of Hamilton!
  • Your input will help us make sure that the decisions we make today, reflect the ideas, hopes and dreams of our community.
What happens now?

Our team is busy compiling what you told us at the Our Future Hamilton Summit. This information will help us present you with options on how we can work together to bring Our Future Hamilton to life. A plan to move Hamilton forward will be presented to Council in the fall of 2016.

Keep the conversation going!
  • Stay informed on our next steps and how you can participate, sign up for the Our Future Hamilton mailing list.
  • Interested in joining our working group to guide our next steps? Email us at ourfuturehamilton@hamilton.ca

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Our Future Hamilton has captured the priorities, hopes and dreams from nearly 50,000 people to create the new community vision.

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

Heather Donison
Senior Project Manager, Sustainability
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1276

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

Deb Clinton
Implementation Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2660

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