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
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
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
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