Hamilton - The Social Planning Research Council (SPRC) is delighted to announce it received a $174,500 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in late 2015. This grant will be used over the next two years to facilitate community development initiatives in the south mountain Hamilton neighbourhoods of Butler, Barnstown, Chappel East and West.
"I'm delighted with this investment, with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, to help build our neighbourhoods on Hamilton Mountain. Our sense of community is vital to the well-being of our city and all who live here and to be successful, it is essential that residents play an active, leadership role. I am confident in the skills of the Social Planning Council and the experience they bring to the table and I'm excited about what can be achieved working with social housing providers." - Monique Taylor, MPP for Hamilton Mountain.More ->
Applications for the 2016 Karen Davis Scholarship are now being accepted! Interested Applicants should submit all required documents by September 15, 2016.
Commencing in the year 2015, Kiwanis Homes established the Karen Davis Scholarship to be awarded to a person or persons, residing in a Kiwanis Homes housing unit, wishing to pursue post-secondary education. The scholarship is available to any qualifying student(s), who are or will be enrolled full-time in a degree or diploma program at a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college during the current calendar year. The scholarship(s) will be a cash award of up to $1,000 in total and will be awarded annually.
Saturday, April 16, 1016 - 11am to 3pm
Join the growing team of enthusiastic neighbours and generous sponsors for the spring city-wide alley cleanup.
Recycle and trash bags, gloves and safety training are provided. A free pizza party at Powell Park follows the event. Food, beverages and other donations are gratefully accepted.More ->
If you are a customer of an electricity utility and in a low-income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill through the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP).
You could receive a credit on your electricity bill.
Beginning in 2016, the OESP will reduce the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your bill.
The amount of the credit you receive depends on two factors:
- How many people live in your home and
- Your combined household income.