The Social Planning and Research Council have been working alongside their partners at the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Community Foundation as part of the development of the Neighbourhood Action Strategy.
This month we became further involved as we are now the host agency for the Community Developers working with the local planning teams to implement plans. Resident and community engagement has been a hallmark of SPRC’s work for over 40 years. This new collaboration brings the work of community development into sharper focus in our work.
We are excited to announce that Community Developers David Derbyshire, Rebecca Doll, Brandon Braithwaite, Laura Ryan and Judy Kloosterman have joined the SPRC staff team. Alongside these community developers, we’re also excited to announce that Syed-Hamid Yazdani has also joined our team as the Riverdale Resource Facilitator. This team will be led by Senior Social Planner Renée Wetselaar. Look for more news and exciting updates as this work unfolds.