Publications

2006

  • Listen Up! Hamilton Youth Speak Out – Public Forum

    Published: October 2006

    On October 10th, 2006, a forum was held in the community to provide youth with the chance to talk about issues that were most important to them. Many different youth were there, representing many different issues. In the morning, youth got together with other youth and talked about the things that impacted them the most. Seven key issues youth face in Hamilton were identified. In the afternoon, service providers (ie. teachers, social workers, and shelter staff) and youth got together to talk about strategies for change. This report is a summary of those group discussions.

    Funded by: Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Ministry of Community and Social Services
    Community Partner: Youth Taskforce 
     
  • Report on the Immigrant Skills Workforce Integration Project: A Plan for Hamilton

    Published: July 2006

    The SPRC committed to implementing the Immigrant Skills Workforce Integration Project (ISWIP) with funding from the Hamilton Community Foundation. The purpose of the project was to develop a community plan for Hamilton that would fully integrate immigrant professionals and trades people into the local labour force at their optimal skill level. There are eight sections in this report that provide a complete record of the project and development of the community plan for Hamilton.

    Funded by: Hamilton Community Foundation (Tackling Poverty Together Fund)
    Community Partner: Immigrant Skills Workforce Integration Project Advisory Committee (ISWIP)
     
  • Hepatitis C Needs Assessment – Final Report

    Published: June 2006

    The needs assessment is to determine the service needs, (informational, supportive, medical) of people living with hepatitis C in Hamilton in order to help the network prioritize future actions and activities accordingly. The purpose of this report is to make those findings available to: Hamilton Hepatitis C Network members, community services providers who work with HCV target populations, and to everyone interested in HCV prevention and education.

    Funded by: Public Health Agency of Canada
     
  • Published: June 2006

    In the summer of 2005, the Hospitals-Shelters Working Group determined that data was needed to better understand the population of people moving between shelters and hospitals. The objectives of this data collection process were to learn more about this population, to learn about the patterns and trends in movement between hospitals and shelters and to use this information to understand the potential implications for service.

    Community Partner: Hospitals-Shelters Working Group
     
  • Hamilton Aboriginal Men’s Residence Transitional Housing Needs Analysis

    Published: May 2006

    The purpose of this report is:

    To assist in the homelessness planning activities of the Hamilton Aboriginal community;

    To research the need for a Homeless Aboriginal Men’s Residence; and

    To facilitate the process for a Homeless Aboriginal Men’s Residence.

    Funded by: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (National Homelessness Initiative – Urban Aboriginal Homelessness)
    Community Partners: Hamilton Executive Directors’ Aboriginal Coalition, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
     
  • Women and Poverty in Hamilton

    Published: May 2006

    Women in Hamilton have a poverty rate of 22% compared with men’s rate of 18%. A deeper look reveals further inequities between men and women in select categories. There are also significant differences in poverty rates between women of different backgrounds.

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
     
  • Recreation Access for Children and Youth of Hamilton’s Diverse Communities: Opening Doors, Expanding Opportunities

    Published: May 2006

    The City of Hamilton increase in diversity necessitates a review of the operation and design of the sectors which seek to serve the public to ensure that all needs are being met. In response to this message, in September 2005, a working group and steering committee, led by Sport Hamilton, sought to better understand the issues of access to recreation for children and youth from cultural and ethno-racial groups in our community. The SPRC was commissioned to consult the community to further localize and understand the barriers faced by diverse ethno-racial children and youth.

    Funded by: Heritage Canada
     
  • Barton Street Community Partners for Crime Prevention

    Published: February 2006

    Phase One of the Barton Street Community Partners for Crime Prevention took place in 2000. It included extensive consultation with primary stakeholders including youth, women, sex trade workers, residents and business people. The project included an extensive needs assessment into the issue of women and the sex trade. It concluded that work must be done from a harm reduction perspective and that there was a real need to create a common understanding of the issues of sex trade work before any systemic change could take place. These concepts were incorporated into the Phase Two project.

    Funded by: National Crime Prevention Strategy, Community Mobilization Program
    Community Partner: St. Matthew’s House, Barton Street Advisory Committee
     
  • Transitions to Adulthood, Summary of the Consultation Session

    Published: February 2006

    The purpose of the Consultation Session was to identify ways that the transition out of care and into adulthood could be made more successfully. This report is based on the input from these discussion groups, and is provided for the Working Group who will be developing the Youth Leaving Care policy. The report briefly reviews the methods used for collecting the information, as well as analyzing the findings. The results section identifies each question and the key themes that were found. The conclusion draws attention to several of the key findings of the discussion.

    Community Partner: Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton
     
  • On Any Given Night Measuring Homelessness in Hamilton

    Published: January 2006

    This indicators report notes key factors impacting homelessness in Hamilton. Local information on factors contributing to homelessness, a demographic profile of people experiencing homelessness and some service utilization statistics are included in this report. Data presented here reflects the most recent information available. The purpose of this document is to provide information about the nature of homelessness in Hamilton. It is not intended to be a policy statement but rather to inform the ongoing discussion about the best way for the City, the community and senior levels of governments to address the issue of homelessness in Hamilton.

    Community Partner: City of Hamilton – Housing & Homelessness Division
     
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