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Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton-Wentworth

Overview
Works: 65 works in 131 publications in 1 language and 297 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Case studies 
Classifications: HV887.C2, 362.7109713
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Most widely held works by Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton-Wentworth
Project impact : a program evaluation of Big Brothers of Ontario by Nick Sidoruk( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hamilton-Wentworth Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) Project : local evaluation of the parents helping parents program by Marilyn Swinton( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Parents Helping Parents Program targets immigrant groups experiencing language and/or cultural barriers in Hamilton- Wentworth. Intervention is via a peer support/educator model where educated individuals of like culture and language visit families in their home to: promote healthy growth and development of children up to three years old; enhance child care skills; and empower families to access community resources. This report presents an overview of this Program and summarizes findings of a local evaluation of the Program. The evaluation included submission of evaluation forms by participants and service providers, and qualitative interviews with participants. Findings presented include demographics of participants, lessons learned and changes made, reasons for participation, participant satisfaction, and attainment of program objectives, indicators, and outcomes. Appendices include copies of forms used in the evaluation
Beyond common sense : responding to social security reform by Barrie Boatman( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document has been prepared as a contribution to the ongoing debate on the elements required to bring about equitable and appropriate reforms to the social security system, based on a set of values espoused by most Canadians and reflecting a balance between social and fiscal responsibilities. The document outlines various principles on which an improved social security system might be based, as well as the elements that a reformed system must address, such as personal safety, relief of poverty, arts/culture access, job creation, economic health, infrastructure development, education and training, public health, and access to a viable livelihood. Recommendations are made concerning each element. Finally, the document examines the effects of proposed social spending cuts on the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth
Community consultation on human service priorities in Hamilton-Wentworth : an overview and initial analysis by Heather Rex( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social change in Hamilton-Wentworth, 1997 by Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton-Wentworth( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving welfare in the winter of 1995-96 by Don Jaffray( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From October 1995 through January 1996 there was a decline in the General Welfare Assistance caseload in Hamilton- Wentworth, partly because of an increase in the number of claimants discontinuing their claim for benefits. This report presents results of a survey conducted to investigate why people left the General Welfare system and what circumstances they were experiencing after leaving. The survey methodology consisted of a combination of a review of case records of former claimants and a mail survey of a randomly selected sample of claimants who had discontinued benefits and no client contact had been made to determine why. In addition, basic demographic data on all 2,228 no- contact cases leaving the General Welfare system during the study period were collected and analyzed. Findings are presented in two parts: the first part covers demographics and the second employment status, educational status, housing type, and health
Listening to the groups : Rotary Club of Hamilton Self Help Centre : community research and development project by Caroline Neufeld( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a combined survey and outreach project among self-help and other support groups in the Hamilton-Wentworth area. Project methodology included personal interviews with contact persons, attending group meetings, and observation of group dynamics. About 180 groups were identified and definitions were developed for various types of groups. Findings presented include descriptions of groups contacted, giving such characteristics as group size, meeting schedules, sponsorship if any, and what the group focused on; resources available to group members, such as offices and newsletters; satisfaction with the group; and experience with the Rotary Club Self-Help Centre, a networking facility for self-help groups. Discussion of the findings and their implications for the Self-Help centre, action recommendations for the Centre, and further research questions conclude the report
CAPC's long-term planning projections for 1996/97 by Susan West( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the needs, expectations and capacities of young adults with physical disabilities by Mark Fraser( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a project conducted to establish a sense of the changing needs, expectations, and capacities of youth with physical disabilities in Hamilton-Wentworth. The project scope included: assessment of needs, expectations, and perceptions of such youth in the areas of education, recreation, mobility, life skills, personal care, housing, and emotional health; assessment of individual capacity in terms of skills and areas of interest; assessment of the perceptions and expectations of caregivers and service providers as to the needs of those youth; and examination of how programs and services in the region meet needs and expectations of youth requiring long-term care or supports. Study methodology employed both personal interviews and focus group sessions. Four key themes emerging from the project (individual capacity, transportation, accessibility, and personal independence) are discussed and recommendations are presented
Giving tenants a voice : the Non-profit Tenant Involvement Project evaluation by Suzanne Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report card on homelessness in Hamilton by Mark Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first section of this report on homelessness in Hamilton, Ontario updates & analyzes the trends that first appeared in a 1999 report entitled Our homes and our streets. It contains statistics on homelessness indicators such as emergency shelter use, poverty indicators such as trends in social assistance case loads, and housing indicators such as vacancy rates & average rents. The second section evaluates progress made during the past year by the community in addressing the recommendations of the Community Action Plan on Homelessness in Hamilton. Each of the 44 recommendations is assigned a rating depending on the degree of progress toward completion. The recommendations relate to such matters as shelters, outreach programs, social benefits, food security, housing, and public education. The final section lists eight recommendations based on the findings of this report. Appendices include a copy of the survey instrument used in the research
Local evaluation of the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) project by Marilyn Swinton( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building community partnerships and services : the Flamborough experience : a manual for community capacity building by Suzanne Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main purpose of this manual is to inform other communities of the process involved in organizing a community consultation to identify human service needs and to plan for the development & delivery of those needs. The manual was also designed as a tool to evaluate the community consultation & planning process and identify areas of strength & weakness within the process. The introduction explains the rationale for such a process and reviews the characteristics of Flamborough, an Ontario community that undertook the process. Subsequent sections cover the steps of the process, such as engaging the citizens of the community, assembling a community team, developing support, gathering information, contacting service providers, and reviewing the process. Examples of the process as it was carried out in Flamborough are included throughout. The appendix includes a report on human services provided to Flamborough
The future of community services in Hamilton-Wentworth : a discussion paper by Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton-Wentworth( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assessment of housing need amongst people with disabilities in Hamilton : building towards freedom house by Scott Neigh( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flamborough Community Initiatives Group project evaluation by Suzanne Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's Symposium Report : proceedings and results of the Children's Symposium for Hamilton convened on January 31, 2001 by Don Jaffray( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides a review of a symposium on children & youth in Hamilton, Ontario and a record of the results of small group discussions held at the symposium. Themes covered in the symposium include child development, community supports, the community vision for children & youth, participation & involvement in initiatives to make Hamilton a better place for children, provision of information on programs & services of benefit to children, partnership building, funding for families & services, and community research
Our homes and our streets : homelessness in Hamilton-Wentworth by Sarah Todd( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this report is to provide information to community members and decision makers on the issue of homelessness and the factors that play into homelessness in Hamilton-Wentworth. It begins with background on the social situation in the municipality and on a project carried out to investigate homelessness. This is followed by the main section, which describes the characteristics of the area's homeless population: where the homeless can be found; reasons for homelessness such as poverty, problems in finding housing, and affordability of housing; and experiences of homeless youth and adults. The section ends with a review of the resources available to help prevent homelessness and the services & programs available to respond to homelessness. The final section proposes strategies and makes recommendations for addressing the problem of the homeless in Hamilton-Wentworth
The community action plan on homelessness in Hamilton-Wentworth( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis and review of Hamilton's housing emergency loan program by Jeff Wingard( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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controlled identitySocial Planning and Research Council of Hamilton and District

Social Planning & Research Council of Hamilton-Wentworth

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English (56)