EFFECTIVE JULY 4, 2016
THE OFFICE HOURS ARE CHANGING TO:
MONDAY TO THURSDAY
8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
CLOSED 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. FOR LUNCH
FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON STARTING AT 1:00 P.M.
Team-up to Clean-Up
On April 30, resident led Team-Up to Clean-Up events were held at 595 Rymal Rd. East, 450 Rymal Rd. East and 408 Rymal Rd. East.
The day was a huge success with many residents working together for the day, followed by a community celebration at 595 Rymal!
A big thank you to residents Victoria and Natalie who organized both clean-ups, and everyone else who came out to help out their neighbours for the day!
Thanks also to Brian Sibley from Kiwanis Homes, Lori-Anne Gagne from Victoria Park Community Homes, as well as MPP Monique Taylor and City Councillor Donna Skelly for attending and supporting the community clean up and launch of the Small Grants Program!</>
Community ideas from the April 30th event.
The Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC) has partnered with Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes Inc., Victoria Park Community Homes Inc. and McGivney Community Homes Inc. for a resident engagement initiative in the South Mountain neighbourhoods of Butler, Barnstown, Chappel East and West (See Image). Supported by a two year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this collaboration is a result of noted improvements in other Hamilton neighbourhoods through the work of ongoing community development efforts.
The Small Grants Program is administered by the Social Planning and Research Council. The primary purpose of the small grants program is to have funding available to encourage and facilitate resident engagement in neighbourhoods. Secondly, we want to make the decision making process about the use of the small grants to be the responsibility of the South Mountain Neighbourhoods and be used as a tool to engage residents in neighbourhood building.More ->
Murals. Community gardens. Neighbourhood festivals.
These are the types of ideas south Mountain residents in the Butler, Barnstown and Chappel East and West neighbourhoods could put forward as part of a newly-launched small grants program.
Social housing providers Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes Inc., Victoria Park Community Homes Inc. and McGivney Community Homes Inc. as well as the Social Planning and Research Council have come together to help people living in these developments see through their ideas for community initiatives with grants of up to $500.
A $174,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and a $50,000 commitment from Kiwanis and Victoria Park homes are financing the two-year initiative, which will see a total of $5,000 handed out in both 2016 and 2017, said Kiwanis Homes Inc. executive director Brian Sibley.
To read more, visit the Hamilton Spectator Article.