Neighbourhood Action Strategy




As of February 2014 the SPRC became a partner in Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy along with the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Community Foundation.  As the managing partner, the SPRC’s primary role is oversight of the Community Developers involved with the project and of the Small Project Grants.  The SPRC aims to build and maintain team cohesion; provide access to appropriate, individualized professional development and training; conduct  performance monitoring / management of the team, build relationships with neighbourhood planning teams; ensure quality community development work in neighbourhoods to build the capacity of residents and support completion of neighbourhood action plans.

The role of the Community Developers is to provide quality asset-based community development (ABCD) support to neighbourhoods, neighbourhood planning teams and residents, to build resident engagement, capacity and assist with the completion of the neighbourhood action plans.

In addition to the management of the community developer team, the SPRC is now mandated to also provide management and oversight to the Hamilton Community Foundation’s small grants program and maintain a close working relationship with the Hamilton Community Foundation and the City of Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy office. Click here to visit the City of Hamilton’s NAS page.

Small Grants Funding in Neighbourhoods

The Hamilton Community Foundation and the City of Hamilton are the sponsors of the Small Grants Project Funding for the Neighbourhood Action Strategy in Hamilton. It is administered by the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton. Small project funding is to be used to support projects identified by resident members/groups in the following neighbourhoods:

Jamesville, Rolston, Beasley, Keith, Gala (Gibson/Landsdale), Sherman, Crown Point, Stinson, McQuesten, Riverdale, Davis Creek

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 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. View the resources section to download the toolkit (application form).





Everyone in Beasley ’hood is valued. September 25, 2014

Renaissance in Crown Point. September 24, 2014

Davis Creek: The creek “wraps us together”. September 23, 2014

Big dreams, big changes in Jamesville. September 22, 2014

Stinson’s diverse voice. September 20, 2014

Sherman: Neighbourhood full of ghosts. September 19, 2014

McQuesten: No grocery store? No problem. September 18, 2014

Keith: More than just houses. September 17, 2014

Gibson/Landsdale: Change is happening fast in North End neighbourhood. September 16, 2014

Riverdale: Diverse, but not divided. September 15, 2014

Neighbourhood strategy worth sustaining. September 13, 2014

Healthy neighbourhoods, healthy neighbours. September 13, 2014


(905) 522-1148

Renée Wetselaar, Senior Social Planner
Ext. 118,

Sunil Angrish
Community Developer, Stinson Neighbourhood
Ext, 109,

Judy Kloosterman
Community Developer, Davis Creek and Keith Neighbourhoods
Ext. 108,

Laura Ryan
Community Developer, Rolston and McQuesten Neighbourhoods
Ext. 110,

Nazia Zeb
Community Developer, Riverdale and GALA Neighbourhoods
Ext. 112,



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