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  • Hamilton’s Social Landscape Bulletin – Census Quick Facts: Visible Minorities in Hamilton

    Published: November 2017

    New Hamilton Social Landscape bulletin on Visible minorities shows that persons who identify with a visible minority group in Hamilton have reached 100,000 residents, more than doubling in the last two decades.

    Funded by: United Way of Halton and Hamilton

  • Profile of North Hamilton

    Published: April 2015

    This Profile of North Hamilton describes the trends and conditions within North Hamilton, including the North End and Keith neighbourhoods. The report was commissioned by North Hamilton Community Health Centre and the Hughson Street Baptist Church. This profile will inform NHCHC’s Board of Directors’ strategic planning process as they chart the future directions of the NHCHC to fulfill its mission “to enable health through healing, hope and wellness” and realize its vision of “no obstacles to health”. The Profile of North Hamilton reveals a community of resilience, a community facing challenges, and a community poised with opportunities.

    Community Partners: North Hamilton Community Health Centre and the Hughson Street Baptist Church

  • 7+ Ways Your Neighbourhood Can Improve Your Health

    Published: September 2012

    A neighbourhood can’t build a hospital or find a cure for cancer. But in fact, improvements to the physical, social, economic, and cultural environment in cities and neighbourhoods is best recipe for better health. This short four-page report outlines some major ways that neighbourhoods can improve residents’ health. These actions often have the greatest impact for those residents who often face social exclusion.

    Funded by: Ontario Government, United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
    Community Partner: Healthy Communities Hamilton Steering Committee
     
  • Hamilton Community Action Program for Children Evaluation

    Published: August 2012

    This purposes of this evaluation of the Hamilton Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) program are to 1) assess the long-term impacts of CAPC in east Hamilton since 1993; and 2) offer recommendations for program improvement. A mix of quantitative and qualitative methods were used to build this assessment. Findings suggest that the program has contributed to generally improving outcomes for young children in east Hamilton, and that community organizations collaborate with one another more because of CAPC’s work.

    Funded by: Public Health Agency of Canada
     
  • Neighbourhood Profiles

    Published: March 2012

    The United Way commissioned the SPRC to complete a set of demographic profiles of some of Hamilton’s neighbourhoods, as to aid the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton and its agencies and stakeholders to better understand the neighbourhoods they are serving.

    The profiles in this report are meant to give some highlights of the demographic, income and health data available for these neighbourhoods. The selected indicators are based on a large part of what service providers often ask the SPRC for when preparing strategic plans or grant proposals: age breakdowns, poverty rates, cultural diversity, educational attainment and housing, as well as health outcomes.

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
    Community Partner: United Way Reference Committee
     
  • McQueston Neighbourhood Profile

    Published: March 2012

    To aid the United Way and service providers to better understand the neighbourhoods they are serving, the SPRC was asked to complete a set of profiles of some of Hamilton’s neighbourhoods. This profile is the most in-depth in the series, but still only captures a small part of the assets and challenges within the McQuesten neighbourhood. Demographic information about the ten other neighbourhoods that are part of the city’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy is available in the Neighbourhood Profiles report.

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
     
  • Profile of Vulnerable Seniors in Hamilton

    Published: September 2011

    The United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton requested that the SPRC prepare a report on Hamilton seniors to give the United Way and the community a picture of how Hamilton’s seniors are faring. The collaboration on this report included the Hamilton Council on Aging, who helped guide and improve this report.

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
     
  • Hamilton’s Social Landscape

    Published: May 2011

    This report focuses primarily on groups or social issues for which data is already collected and relatively accessible. There are many groups of Hamilton residents for which there is a scarcity of data, but yet still require attention by the community to improve conditions for all. These would include many significant segments of our society including: the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer community, precarious workers, temporary foreign workers and grandparents raising their grandchildren, among others.

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
     
  • Not to Be Forgotten: Homeless Women in Hamilton

    Published: May 2011

    This report was commissioned by Mission Services of Hamilton and attempts to give at least a partial picture of the challenges and conditions faced by homeless women in Hamilton with the aim of aiding Mission Services to better understand this population and plan for potential additional services.

    Commissioned by: Mission Services of Hamilton
    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton, Ontario Trillium Foundation
     
  • Language Quilt of Hamilton

    Published: April 2011

    Over 60,000 persons speak a language other than English at Home, representing 13% if Hamilton’s population. The last census in 2006 counted 60 different languages spoken by Hamiltonians at home. This poster gives a snapshot of Hamilton’s linguistic diversity.

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton
    Community Partner: Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion

  • MORE THAN SNACKS: Background Report for No Child Leaves School Hungry: Developing Hamilton’s Approach to a Universal, School-based Nutrition Program

    Published: December 2010

    The Hamilton Community Foundation engaged the SPRC to prepare this report to give an overview of the history of Student Nutrition Programs in Hamilton, how they operate as well as their strengths and the challenges they face. This report will be an aid for developing new strategies for addressing student hunger and a universal student nutrition program.

    Funded by: Hamilton Community Foundation
     
  • Demographic Profile of HWCDSB Elementary School Catchment Areas

    Published: October 2010

    In 2010, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board requested the help of the SPRC to review demographic data with an aim to update the Equal Opportunities Program with newer data and give a basis for the committee to re-examine which schools should be part of the program. This report communicates the results of the analysis conducted.

    Community Partner: Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
    Funded by: Ontario Trillium Foundation
     
  • Community Profiles

    Published: November 2009

    These Community Profiles have been developed to aid in understanding the unique social characteristics important to, yet distinct about, each community within the City of Hamilton. This series of reports will look at a number of demographic variables across each community within the City of Hamilton.

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
     
  • Incomes and Poverty in Hamilton

    Published: April 2009

    The data and analysis from this report shows both signs of hope and signs of concern for Hamilton’s fight against poverty.

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton, Ontario Trillium Foundation
     
  • Community Profiles

    Published: November 2008

    These Community Profiles have been developed to aid in understanding the unique social characteristics important to, yet distinct about, each community within the City of Hamilton. This series of reports will look at a number of demographic variables across each community within the City of Hamilton.

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
     
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