Working towards a sustainable Hamilton community that is caring, inclusive, empowering, and
accessible for all

SPRC Hamilton is an independent voice, serving to inform the community about demographic trends, highlight social inequities, and promote solutions that will improve social conditions. We work in partnership with community members and organizations to provide relevant social research and analysis which helps inform decision making. We provide consultation services to help organizations better understand and analyze their data, and we facilitate community programs which help address existing and emerging needs. Our work is centered around issues related to poverty reduction; housing security, equity and inclusion, and the healthy development of children and families.

Land Acknowledgement

SPRC Hamilton is situated on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We acknowledge that this land is also covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

OVERVIEW: SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

SPRC Hamilton has several programs that it directly develops and manages. These programs support our goal of developing a sustainable Hamilton community that is caring, inclusive, empowering, and accessible with a focus on meeting the fundamental needs of people in our city.

We also have services that build on SPRC Hamilton’s strong history of helping the Hamilton community through areas of specialty that are uniquely positioned to support organizations in being and becoming the best versions of themselves.

OVERVIEW: SERVICES & PROGRAMS

SPRC Hamilton operates programs for individuals which support our goal of developing a sustainable, accessible, and equitable Hamilton, by focussing on meeting the fundamental needs of people in our community.

We also offer services to organizations and institutions that build on SPRC Hamilton’s strong history of helping and supporting the community and non-profit sector through social planning and community development activities.

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SERVICES

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Research
and Analysis

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Program
Evaluation

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Systems Planning and Facilitation

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Community Development for Change

Programs

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Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative

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Hamilton Financial
Empowerment & Tax Help Program

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Community Action Program
for Children (CAPC)

Research and Insights

When we say we LOVE data and research, we really mean it. We’ve been providing these services in our community for almost 60 years. Why is this important? In order to make effective and informed decisions for our community, one needs to collect data, as well as analyze and make sense of the data. That’s what we do.

We help people understand information about their community, including how our population is changing and what new supports or services might be needed in the future. Research and analysis helps our community meet needs today and plan for the future. We break this down in our publications which focus on four key areas:

  • Poverty Reduction and Elimination
  • Healthy Development of Children and Families
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Equity and Inclusion

RESEARCH AND INSIGHTS

When we say we LOVE data and research, we really mean it. We’ve been providing these services in our community for almost 60 years. Why is this important? In order to make effective and informed decisions for our community, one needs to collect data, as well as analyze and make sense of the data. That’s what we do.

We help people understand information about their community, including how our population is changing and what new supports or services might be needed in the future. Research and analysis helps our community meet needs today and plan for the future. We break this down in our publications which focus on four key areas:

  • Poverty Reduction and Elimination
  • Healthy Development of Children and Families
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Equity and Inclusion

LATEST PUBLICATIONS AND UPDATES

SUPPORT SPRC HAMILTON

When you support SPRC Hamilton, you become part of the effort to improve the quality of life for all those living in Hamilton. You can make an impact with SPRC Hamilton as a participant, collaborator, or donor.