2006 - Healthy Development of Children & Youth

  • Listen Up! Hamilton Youth Speak Out – Public Forum

    Published: October 2006

    On October 10th, 2006, a forum was held in the community to provide youth with the chance to talk about issues that were most important to them. Many different youth were there, representing many different issues. In the morning, youth got together with other youth and talked about the things that impacted them the most. Seven key issues youth face in Hamilton were identified. In the afternoon, service providers (ie. teachers, social workers, and shelter staff) and youth got together to talk about strategies for change. This report is a summary of those group discussions.

    Funded by: Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Ministry of Community and Social Services
    Community Partner: Youth Taskforce 
  • Recreation Access for Children and Youth of Hamilton’s Diverse Communities: Opening Doors, Expanding Opportunities

    Published: May 2006

    The City of Hamilton increase in diversity necessitates a review of the operation and design of the sectors which seek to serve the public to ensure that all needs are being met. In response to this message, in September 2005, a working group and steering committee, led by Sport Hamilton, sought to better understand the issues of access to recreation for children and youth from cultural and ethno-racial groups in our community. The SPRC was commissioned to consult the community to further localize and understand the barriers faced by diverse ethno-racial children and youth.

    Funded by: Heritage Canada
  • Transitions to Adulthood, Summary of the Consultation Session

    Published: February 2006

    The purpose of the Consultation Session was to identify ways that the transition out of care and into adulthood could be made more successfully. This report is based on the input from these discussion groups, and is provided for the Working Group who will be developing the Youth Leaving Care policy. The report briefly reviews the methods used for collecting the information, as well as analyzing the findings. The results section identifies each question and the key themes that were found. The conclusion draws attention to several of the key findings of the discussion.

    Community Partner: Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton
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