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.

NAS Funding Partners
Hamilton Community Foundation
Hamilton Best Start

Upcoming events


(RE)IMAGINE Project

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.

Learn more about the Neighbourhood Engagement Matching Grant Program

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.

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

Community Developer
Judy Kloosterman
j.kloosterman@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

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

Community Developer
N/A

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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. 

Community Developer
Nazia Zeb
n.zeb@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

 

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

Community Developer
Laura Ryan
l.ryan@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

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

Community Developer
Judy Kloosterman
j.kloosterman@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

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

Community Developer
Sunil Angrish
s.angrish@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

 

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

Community Developer
Sunil Angrish
s.angrish@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

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

Community Developer
Judy Kloosterman
j.kloosterman@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

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

Community Developer
Sunil Angrish
s.angrish@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

 

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

Community Developer
Nazia Zeb
n.zeb@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

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

Community Developer
Laura Ryan
l.ryan@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

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
Email: ​j.kloosterman@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

Laura Ryan, Community Developer
McQuesten & Rolston
Email: ​l.ryan@@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

Nazia Zeb, Community Developer
Riverdale & GALA
Email: ​n.zeb@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

Sunil Angrish,Community Developer
Stinson, Beasley and Jamesville
Email: s.angrish@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

Contact us

Neighbourhood Action Strategy Office
Al Fletcher, Manager of Neighbourhood Action Strategy
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4711
Email: alr.fletcher@hamilton.ca