Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes Inc. was incorporated in 1982 with the mandate of providing modest affordable housing. In 1996, we were granted charitable status by Canada Revenue Agency. Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes Inc. is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and administered by knowledgeable and competent staff. In 2016 & 2017 Kiwanis Homes Inc. conducted an extensive stakeholder consultation during which we spoke with over 400 residents, neighbours and funding partners. The feedback we received through this consultation process was key in assisting our organization to create a new Vision, Mission & Values and develop a new strategic direction for the organization for the future.
Kiwanis Homes Inc. operates properties located within the Cities of Hamilton and Brantford. We acknowledge that these properties are situated upon the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations.
This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.
We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
We wish to recognize the long history of First Nations and Métis Peoples in Ontario and show respect today to the communities of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Today, our communities are home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we recognize that we must do more to learn about the rich history of this land so that we can better understand our roles as settlers, residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.