Publications

2013

  • Supporting Our Sisters

    Published: November 2013

    This report is about services to help homeless women in Hamilton, including statistics on the first 18 months of the Supporting our Sisters project in partnership with the Women’s Housing Planning Collaborative. Read more »

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton, City of Hamilton, and Government of Canada

  • The Rich and the Rest of Us

    Published: October 2013

    This report describes how the unfairness of inequality is damaging both our economy and our society, provides Hamilton specific data about income inequality and poverty, and highlights ways that these trends can be reversed. Read more »

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton and labour unions

  • Hamilton Housing and Homelessness Action Plan

    Published: October 2013

    The Affordable Housing Flagship has been working with the City of Hamilton’s Housing Division since 2010 to develop a 10 year housing and homelessness action plan for the community.  The plan is now complete and has two parts:

    • A strategic plan with a vision, guiding values, outcomes and targets
    • An implementation plan with 54 strategies, critical investments, accountabilities, timing, reporting and monitoring

    This plan will guide will ensure that everyone in Hamilton has a home.

    Click here for more information on Hamilton’s Housing & Homelessness Action Plan

  • Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council Impact Assessment

    Published: July 2013

    This evaluation explores the impacts of the Hamilton Immigration Partnership’s (HIPC) work since its inception and attempts to quantify partner contributions to the HIPC’s work. Findings show that HIPC partners have contributed between $1,447,638 and $1,518,323 worth of in-kind contributions, direct contributions, and leveraged funds to immigration-related projects in Hamilton since 2009. In terms of impacts, respondents draw on the HIPC’s research reports and resources, are more involved in newcomer issues, and collaborate with other organizations to better meet newcomer needs because of their involvement with the HIPC. Respondents also emphasized communication and information sharing, greater collaboration, and developing or adjusting specific services as key impacts of the HIPC’s work.

    Funded by: Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Community Partner: Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council

  • 2012-2013 Hamilton CAPC Local Evaluation

    Published: July 2013

    This local evaluation of the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) uses numerical data from program partners to identify numbers of sub-groups of participants and visits within each program, and presents stories from program partners about ways that their programs are making a difference in individual families’ lives, as well as challenges or unexpected outcomes. Findings suggest that continued collaboration could help partners to address common challenges such as reaching out to newcomer communities, young fathers, and socially isolated clients; recruiting, coaching, and mentoring volunteers; and finding supports for community members seeking a service that is unknown or unavailable.

     Funded by: Public Health Agency of Canada

  • Annual Report 2012-2013

    Published: June 2013

    Annual Report for April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013

  • Hamilton Social Landscape Bulletin: Recession Impacts – Youth

    Published: April 2013

    This bulletin shows that youth aged 20-24 in the Hamilton CMA have seen a 50% decline in their employment earnings since 1976, largely due to your workers facing more precarity in the labour market. While the City of Hamilton’s youth unemployment rate is still high, Hamilton’s rate out-performed all other communities during the most recent recession. This is the sixth in a series of occasional bulletins that focus on issues highlighted in the Hamilton’s Social Landscape report and bring attention to more recent trends.

  • STAR Tenant Consultation Report

    Published: April 2013

    Change provides an opportunity to become more responsive. For STAR Hamilton, going through organizational changes provided an opportunity to hear more from tenants in three areas served by the organization (Oriole Crescent, Kenora Avenue, and Congress Court) about what they think is working in STAR’s programming, and what could be improved. We consulted with tenants in these through surveys (in English, French, and Arabic) and interviews. We also spoke with community partners to come up with recommendations on how STAR can better meet the needs of people living the areas it serves.

    Funded by: Hamilton Community Foundation
    Community Partners: Banyan Community Services, STAR of Hamilton, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton

  • Hamilton Social Landscape Bulletin: Recession Impacts – Gender, Income and Employment

    Published: March 2013

    This is the fifth in a series of occasional bulletins that focus on issues highlighted in the Hamilton’s Social Landscape report and bring attention to more recent trends. This report shows that the since 1993, women have been responsible for 100% of the full-time, full-year job growth in Hamilton. But the gap between men and women’s full-time, full-year pay is larger than it was in 1976.

  • Hamilton Social Landscape Bulletin: Recession Impacts – Employment

    Published: February 2013

    This is the fourth in a series of occasional bulletins that focus on issues highlighted in the Hamilton’s Social Landscape report and bring attention to more recent trends.  This report shows that the Hamilton CMA’s working age employment rate has recovered quickly from the last recession.  But there has been more growth in part-time, part-year, and seasonal work than in full-time, full-year work in the last few decades.

  • Hamilton Social Landscape Bulletin: Recession Impacts – Unemployment

    Published: January 2013

    This is the third in a series of occasional bulletins that focus on issues highlighted in the Hamilton’s Social
    Landscape report and bring attention to more recent trends.

    This report shows that Hamilton’s unemployment rate has recovered quickly from the last recession. The report suggests ways to further improve Hamilton’s economy such as investing in childcare programs, attracting more skilled immigrants to Hamilton and making Hamilton a living wage community.  Read more »

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
     
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