1. Accelerate decisive and well-informed City responses to stand against hate. Be firmer in condemning hateful activities in the city while promoting alternative positive values.
2. Create, resource and implement an action plan to confront systemic racism, oppression, and other forms of discrimination in Hamilton.
3. Convene collaborative opportunities for productive dialogue amongst community organizations, businesses, and other local institutions, with the goal of building a welcoming city together.
4. Measure and report on progress.
5. Follow through with actions that support what the City has already heard.
6. Deeply listen to the voices of those experiencing hate, acknowledge their experiences and provide ongoing opportunities for community feedback.
7. Incorporate more diverse representation at decision-making tables.
8. Initiate convergent strategies to coordinate and accelerate the work that community organizations are doing to combat hate in the city.
9. Redirect funding away from punitive efforts and toward prevention, including increasing resources for social services partnerships to address mental health, addictions and affordable housing.
10. Invest in equity-promoting programming and re-evaluate City grants and granting processes to ensure they are equitable and accessible.
11. Invest in more safe community spaces.
Education and Early Intervention
12. Partner with community organizations, District School Boards, and other relevant collaborators, to co-create and implement an educational curriculum together with young people about racism, hate, equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice and belonging, from the perspective of people living in Hamilton.
13. Invest in placemaking initiatives that encourage diverse community interactions across groups.
Regulations and Enforcement
14. Leverage the municipal regulatory framework to stand against the presence of hate, beginning on City property but extending beyond that where legally possible.
15. Develop a hate incident community mapping mechanism to better track and collect data for hate incidents happening in the city.
16. Build a coordinated community reporting system.
17. Embrace community-led responses to harm.
18. Foster positive working relationships between community organizations and Hamilton Police Service.