Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy (NAS) is focused on helping neighbourhoods be great places to live, work, play and learn. NAS supports community planning teams as they develop and implement action plans that build healthier communities.
Through partnerships with businesses, Provincial and Federal governments and non-profit organizations, the NAS aligns existing resources and supports additional relationships that help these neighbourhoods meet their goals.
The (RE)IMAGINE Project is looking at ways for the Neighbourhood Action Strategy to move forward as a relevant, effective, sustainable and supportive resource for residents and their neighbourhoods now and into the future. View more information and phase-appropriate updates.
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
Starting a new community garden
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.
Risk Management Toolkit for Community Events
The purpose of the Risk Management Tool kit is to provide information to neighbourhood groups who are organizing
and attending events on city owned property. This toolkit explains the type of insurance needed for activities on city properties and other locations. It is a resource to help you become familiar with special events and BBQs.
View the Risk Management Toolkit (PDF 4.8 MB)
Neighbourhood Engagement Matching Grant Program
The City of Hamilton, through its Neighbourhood Action Strategy, is offering a Neighbourhood Engagement Matching Grant Program (NEMGP). This program provides one-time matching funds to support neighbourhood and place-based grassroots initiatives across all neighbourhoods in the City.
Neighbourhood action plans and meetings
City staff, residents and other key stakeholders are working together to create neighbourhood action plans that communicate a clear vision for the future of the neighbourhood and describe specific projects that can be implemented, are achievable, and have widespread community support. These plans are being developed in six neighbourhoods identified by Council as priority areas, as well as five other areas that have been supported in the past by the Hamilton Community Foundation's neighbourhood investments.
Want to be added to the agenda for a community team meeting? Contact the community developer assigned to your community.
Community team meetings
As an on-going support to residents, businesses and organizations in neighbourhoods, community developers help connect people to their neighbourhood and help neighbourhoods plan for their future development. Our current team of community developers are:
Judy Kloosterman, Community Developer
Davis Creek, Crown Point and Sherman
Laura Ryan, Community Developer
McQuesten & Rolston
Reports & documents
Emergency & Community Services Committee
- November 9, 2015 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Update 2015 (PDF)
- March 9, 2015 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy Project Fund (PDF)
- February 23, 2015 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy Project Update (PDF)
General Issues Committee
- September 17, 2014 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Update 2014 (PDF)
- June 18, 2014 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy City-Wide Initiatives (PDF)
- March 19, 2014 - Neighbourhood Home Improvement Project (PDF)
- February 5, 2014 - Neighbourhood Action Plans for Crown Point and Gibson Landsdale (PDF)
- November 6, 2016 - Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Report Update (PDF)
- 2016 Annual Report (PDF, 8 MB)
- 2016 Small Grants Toolkit (PDF, 2 MB)
- Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Update for 2015 (PDF, 5.18 MB)
- Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Update for 2014 (PDF, 3.42 MB)
Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Update for 2013 (PDF, 3.61 MB)
- Working Together: Examining Employment, Education, and Training Strategies for the Jamesville, Beasley, and Keith Neighbourhoods, May 2014 (PDF, 1.63 MB)
Urban Agriculture Policy, Planning, and Practice Report, May 2013 (PDF, 1.02 MB)
- Neighbourhood Action Strategy Boundaries Map (PDF, 4.28 MB)
- Neighbourhood Action Strategy Photovoice Toolkit (PDF, 7.04 MB)
- Neighbourhood Action Planning ToolKit (PDF, 7.16 MB)
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