Neighbourhood Action Strategy

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.

Contracted Partner for Community Development
Social Planning & Research Council 


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. For further information and phase-appropriate updates, click here.

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.


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.

Learn more about the Neighbourhood Engagement Matching Grant Program

Small Grants Toolkit

Small projects can be a great way to reach out to residents in your neighbourhood.  This funding is not for ongoing programs in your neighbourhood, but a way to get new ideas and people working together on projects in your neighbourhood/hub. Each neighbourhood/hub has up to $5,000 to spend on local projects. Each project or activity can apply for up to $1,500 per project per year.

Download the 2017 Small Grants Toolkit (PDF, 700KB)
Download the Small Grants Scoring Tool (PDF, 159KB)

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. 

To be added to the agenda for a community team meeting, please contact community developer assigned to your community.

Sherman Hub NAS logo

Community team meeting
First Monday of the month
7 to 9 pm
Tim Horton’s Field - Community Room
64 Melrose Ave N.

Keith Community NAS logo

Community team meeting
First Thursday of the month
6 to 8 pm
Eva Rothwell Resource Centre
460 Wentworth Street North 


Gibson and Landsdale Area
Community team meeting
First Saturday of the month
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wentworth Baptist Church
120 Wentworth St. N. 


McQuesten NAS logo


Community team meeting
Second Monday of the month
6:30 to 8:30 pm
St. Helen’s at McQuesten
785 Britannia 

Davis Creek NAS logo

Davis Creek
Community team meeting
Second Tuesday of the month
6 to 8 pm
Terrace Apartments - Community Room
350 Quigley Rd.

Stinson NAS logo


Community team meeting
Second Thursday of the month
7 to 9 pm
Central Memorial Recreation Centre
93 West Avenue S. 


Beasley NAS logo

Community team meeting
Second Wednesday of the month
7 to 9 pm
Beasley Community Centre
145 Wilson St. 

Crown Point NAS logo

Crown Point
Crown Point community team meeting
Third Monday of the month
6:30 to 8:30 pm
92 Ottawa St. N. 

Jamesville NAS logoJamesville
Community team meeting
Last Tuesday of the month
6 to 8 pm
Central Library - Hamilton Room
55 York Blvd.


Riverdale NAS logo

Community team meeting
Third Thursday of the month
5:30 to 7:30 pm
St. Charles Adult Education Centre
60 Barlake Ave.

Rolston NAS logo

Community team meeting
Third Thursday of the month
6 to 8 pm
Neighbour to Neighbour Community Food Centre
310 Limeridge Road West

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 & Keith
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.108

Laura Ryan, Community Developer - McQuesten & Rolston
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.110

Matt Thompson, Community Developer - Sherman
905-522-1148 ext.132

Nazia Zeb, Community Developer - Riverdale & GALA
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.112

Sunil Angrish,Community Developer - Stinson
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.109

Renée Wetselaar, Senior Social Planner - Crown Point, Jamesville & Beasley
Phone: 905-522-1148 ext.118

Contact us

Neighbourhood Action Strategy Office
Al Fletcher, Manager of Neighbourhood Action Strategy
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4711