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David Braley Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University

100 Main Street West

Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6

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What is Change Camp?

Change Camp is an event that happens every year which brings residents, post-secondary education institutions, community organizations, and the City of Hamiltontogether to talk about actions we can take to enhance Hamilton with a focus on community, partnerships, and collaboration.

This year, Change Camp 2017 is working in partnership with the Hamilton Community Foundation’s Neighbourhood Leadership Institute (NLI), to feature the overarching theme ofneighbourhoods where we will be focusing on a small number of project-specific workshops that connect to priorities identified within and across Hamilton neighbourhoods.

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We will be featuring 5 community projects for discussion at Change Camp 2017. Participants will be able to participate in 2 discussions throughout the evening. The projects are:

  • Food Insecurity: Hamilton has a number of food deserts across the city. Within this theme, the project will be to identify these areas and how to best provide them with food by hosting pop-up marketplaces in the neighbourhoods as well how to start community gardens in those neighbourhoods.

  • Transportation: Safe streets and communities have been identified as a priority for many Hamilton neighbourhoods. This theme has the potential to explore a number of projects including reduced speed limits, cycling infrastructure, transit, and more.

  • Community Print Shop: Neighbourhoods have been investigating the idea of creating a community print shop. The goal of the project would be to find a space/people that could run all the community newspapers from the hubs in Hamilton.

  • Affordable Housing: Recent popularity in the city from Toronto-based investors has resulted in growing concerns for local residents regarding affordable housing. This theme will explore projects related to inclusionary zoning and developing tools to help track resident displacement in the city of Hamilton.

  • Space Animation: Space animation refers to how physical spaces can be livened up through art, business and more to bring the community together. This discussion will focus on the Business Out of a Box project and animating empty storefronts in Hamilton.

Please note there is limited capacity to each workshop. If you are unable to select the workshop you'd like to attend during registration, please email Christine Yachouh at community@mcmaster.ca.

Schedule

  • 5:30pm-6:00pm, Sign-In and Networking
  • 6:00pm-6:15pm, Welcome Remarks
  • 6:15pm-6:30pm, Break
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm, Workshops Round 1
  • 7:30pm-7:45pm, Break
  • 7:45pm-8:45pm, Workshops Round 2
  • 8:45pm-9:00pm, Wrap-Up

Why Attend?

  • Share Information: Be informed on what is happening in the Hamilton community by sharing information that you have and learning new things from others.
  • Meet New People: Connect with other neighbourhood residents, community groups, students, and partner organizations.
  • Make a Positive Change: Work together with project teams through conversations that will result in projects that will take place over 2017-2018.
  • Learn and Grow: Learn from other participants about specific issues within our neighbourhoods and how to get involved.
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