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Social Planning

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

Reports

Survey Report – Impact of COVID-19 on Volunteer Engagement Programs in Halton

Survey Report – Impact of COVID-19 on Volunteer Engagement Programs in Halton

The impact of COVID-19 on the engagement of volunteers, on volunteer programs, and on community needs in relation to volunteers going forward. To ensure an effective assessment of the current model of the Volunteer Centre, gaining some insight into what was happening with volunteer programs in Halton due to COVID is important.

Possibilities Café Report

Possibilities Café Report

Early in 2019, the Board and staff began a process of examining the role of CDH in the community in a process of re-visioning with a view to the future. The method that was used is a group conversation process known as World Café (in this case, the sessions were called “Possibilities Cafés”.)

Calculating a Living Wage for Halton – 2019 Update

Calculating a Living Wage for Halton – 2019 Update

This report documents the process and data used in the updating of a living wage for Halton Region for 2019. A living wage of $20.38/hour has been calculated for a Halton family of four (2 parents, one boy aged 7 and one girl aged 3).

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 Halton Region. This series focused on five theme areas – women, seniors, income inequality, newcomers, and children and youth.

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.

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.