Social Planning

Social Planning helps the community identify strengths and challenges and determine ways to improve the quality of life for residents in Halton.

Reports

Our Halton 2018

Our Halton 2018

Community Development Halton introduces the Our Halton 2018 series to increase community awareness of the changing socio-demographic characteristics of the residents of Halton Region. Supported financially by the Regional Municipality of Halton and the United Way of...

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington

Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC) is an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care initiative with the goal of supporting the well-being of our children. The purpose of this initiative was to work together through collaboration to build healthy kids in...

Calculating a Living Wage for Halton – 2016 Update

Calculating a Living Wage for Halton – 2016 Update

This report documents the process and data used in the updating of a living wage for Halton Region for 2016. A living wage of $17.95/hour has been calculated for a Halton family of four (2 parents, one boy aged 10 and one girl aged 14).

Community Hubs in Halton

Community Hubs in Halton

The Premier’s Advisory Group on Community Hubs published their report Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan in August 2015. Although community hubs have been around for decades, momentum surrounding hubs has increased due to Premier Wynne’s interest. Given the importance of the subject, with funding support from Social and Community Services of the Regional Municipality of Halton, Community Development Halton (CDH) embarked on building a broad-based conversation on community hubs. This background document, Community Hubs in Halton, provides the basis of a full discussion on hubs.

Seniors: Loneliness and Social Isolation

Seniors: Loneliness and Social Isolation

Seniors: Loneliness and Social Isolation reviews recent understandings of loneliness and social isolation among older adults, while at the same time outlining distinguishing characteristics.

Challenges Facing Youth Transitioning to Work

Challenges Facing Youth Transitioning to Work

Challenges Facing Youth Transitioning to Work examines the changing nature of the labour market and its impact on youth employment, and ultimately, the quality of their lives.

Social Profile of Halton Region 2014

Social Profile of Halton Region 2014

The Social Profile of Halton Region 2014 captures the changing social portrait of the community. It highlights the socio-demographic characteristics of the community as a whole and its population sub-groups (e.g. children, seniors, families, immigrants and low income population).

Where We Live Matters

Where We Live Matters

“Where We Live Matters” is an exploration into what we already know about neighbourhood development, what successes exist and what challenges continue especially in these changing and turbulent times.

Calculating a Living Wage in Halton – A Discussion Paper

Calculating a Living Wage in Halton – A Discussion Paper

This report documents the process and data used in the calculation of a living wage for Halton Region. It is intended to initiate a dialogue on the concept of a living wage in the context of poverty reduction. It also provides an opportunity for discussion of the...

Action on Poverty Profiles

A new series of profiles on the reality of poverty in Halton’s electoral ridings titled “Action on Poverty” from Community Development Halton. The reports are part of a larger series of 53 profiles, one for each riding in the GTA and Hamilton coordinated by the Social...