A small neighborhood in East Hamilton bound by Centennial Parkway, Barton, Queenston Road, and Lake Avenue Park, right next to the border between Stoney Creek and the original Hamilton, Riverdale West is home to a vibrant mix of citizens from around the world.Community Partner: Community Action Program for Children
This needs assessment came about because of the vision of the Board of Directors for Hamilton Pride Festival Inc. (Hamilton Pride). After conducting a short survey at Hamilton Pride 2005, the board saw a need to expand the scope of their survey and look more broadly at issues for the LGBTQ community in Hamilton. Hamilton Pride Festival Inc. partnered with the SPRC to conduct the data collection, analysis and report writing. Through surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews, this community based research has helped to articulate some of the many needs of the LGBTQ community in Hamilton with recommendations as to how these could be addressed effectively.
Funded by: Ontario Trillium Foundation
Community Partner: Hamilton Pride Festival Inc. (HPFI)
The purpose of this research was to develop a better understanding of local child care needs from the perspectives of key stakeholders, and to identify innovative strategies that complement the existing child care system and meet current needs.Funded by: Ontario Trillium Foundation Community Partner: Today’s Family Early Learning and Child Care, Saint Mark’s Cooperative Preschool
This report is intended to provide community members and service agencies with a progress update on the implementation of the Addressing the Needs of Street Involved and Homeless Youth in Hamilton report.Funded by: Government of Canada Community Partner: Street Youth Planning Collaborative, Street-Involved Youth Network
In 2006, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) initiated an evaluation process aimed at gathering data on the diversity of the staff in the organization. The administration recognized that it lacked the statistical data necessary on staff diversity to fully inform human resource practices connected to staff recruitment, retention and development initiatives. Working with community leaders to develop a comprehensive equity policy, the board saw conducting a Diversity Audit as another step in becoming a diversity-competent organization.Commissioned by: Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Measuring Homelessness in Hamilton (2007) is to identify the central factors that impact homelessness and to provide a basis for the community, the City and senior levels of governments to discuss and address homelessness. This report builds on the information in On Any Given Night (2006) by presenting new data on factors contributing to homelessness, a demographic profile of people experiencing homelessness and key service utilization statistics.Community Partner: City of Hamilton – Housing and Homelessness Division
This report is a collection of information and some practical guidelines that we hope will help as you work with and engage youth in Hamilton. This collection is an attempt to summarize and explain Hamilton-specific youth engagement and facilitate a concerted effort to move from the idea of youth engagement in our community to creating impact through youth-supported change.Community Partner: YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington
In July of 2007, Mission Services of Hamilton approached the SPRC with interest in developing a better understanding of a specific area in Hamilton’s East end. The area’s boundaries include Ottawa Street (to the West), Parkdale Avenue (to the East), Burlington Street (to the North) and Main Street (to the South).
This short report provides a snapshot of the Mission Services target area, considering a range of population characteristics as well as community supports and services that are currently operating within those boundaries.Commissioned by: Mission Services of Hamilton
Annual Report for April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007
This report examines the In-School Mentoring Program of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington over 2004 and 2005.Commissioned by: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton
The SPRC was commissioned by the St. Joseph’s Immigrant Women’s Centre to detail a plan for evaluation of the Facilitating Inclusion Leadership Enhancement project and then charged with the task of implementing the plan.Funded by: Hamilton Community Foundation Community Partner: St. Joseph’s Immigrant Women’s Centre