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  • Small Grants Big Ideas

    Small Grants Big Ideas

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    Are you interested in changing spaces, building community or building capacity in your neighbourhood? Want to work with others to make your neighbourhood a better place to live, work and play? Learn how the Neighbourhood Action Strategy Small Grants, Neighbourhood Engagement Matching Grant Program and Proud to be Ward 3 Community Grants can help! Learn …

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  • The Blessing of Co-Existence

    The Blessing of Co-Existence

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    Interfaith Prayer Service In response to recent expressions of violence within the Hamilton community, particularly of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, Hamilton Faith Communities in Action (HFCA) recognizes the importance of strengthening our community in hopeful collaboration and prayer.  To this end, HFCA extends a warm invitation for you to join in “The Blessing of Co-Existence”, an …

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  • Carole Anne’s Place fills winter gap for homeless women in Hamilton

    Carole Anne’s Place fills winter gap for homeless women in Hamilton

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    By Molly Hayes A shelter overflow pilot program will keep homeless Hamilton women warm for one more month. Carole Anne’s place, funded by Hamilton’s Out of the Cold program and run out of a gymnasium space at the YWCA’s seniors’ centre, provides roughly a dozen overflow spots for homeless women when single women’s shelters are …

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  • Tiny house wave comes to Hamilton with new affordable housing project

    Tiny house wave comes to Hamilton with new affordable housing project

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    Organizers hope combining the tiny home trend with Hamilton’s laneways will ease the housing crisis By Samantha Craggs Is 400 square feet a lot of space? It’s two-and-a-half times the size of a parking space. It’s the size of an average two-car garage. It’s one-tenth the size of a tennis court, or as big as nine king size …

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  • Leaders in vulnerable Hamilton neighbourhoods will be taught about legal rights

    Leaders in vulnerable Hamilton neighbourhoods will be taught about legal rights

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    By Molly Hayes A new program by the Social Planning and Research Council hopes to better support new Canadians at risk of displacement in quickly gentrifying Hamilton. As the tentacles of gentrification spread across the city, and housing prices and rent costs continue to rise, some tenants across the city are being left vulnerable — …

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  • Living wage effort is a moral responsibility: Bishops Bird and Crosby

    Living wage effort is a moral responsibility: Bishops Bird and Crosby

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    By Bishop Douglas Crosby and Bishop Michael Bird “Money isn’t the bottom line for everything, people are the bottom line for everything,” said a participant at the recent Social Audit conducted in Hamilton. We couldn’t agree more. As a society we are called to care for the dignity and well-being of all our citizens. Yet …

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