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Community Collaborations

Burlington Community Collaborations

  • Halton Poverty Roundtable (HPRT)

    United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton is an active and lead member of the Halton Poverty Roundtable, providing financial and in-kind support in the form of office space and information technology support. The Halton Poverty Roundtable (HPRT) is a collaborative multi-sector group comprised of volunteers who are committed to leveraging resources and partnerships to eliminate poverty in Halton through education, greater community engagement, and collective impact. The HRPT believes poverty is the experience of a community member who is unable to fully participate in community because they are denied access to the basic resources, means, choices, knowledge, and power necessary for self-sufficiency. The HPRT believes in the right of every person to live in good health and with dignity.

  • Mental Wellness Alliance – Burlington Community Foundation

    We are part of a community of leaders from various mental health organizations, corporations, institutions and community members who have come together to develop a collaborative and adequately backed mental health model to support Burlington and surrounding communities.

    The Alliance’s purpose is to achieve, together, a deeper understanding of our successes, challenges and the possibilities for future collective action on mental wellness

Hamilton Community Collaborations

  • Hamilton Age Friendly Collaborative (HAFC)

    In partnership with The Hamilton Council on Aging, the City of Hamilton, the Seniors Advisory Committee to Hamilton City Council, the Social Planning and Research Council and other community groups, we are working towards a goal of making Hamilton an “Age Friendly City”. This includes establishing policies, programs, services and infrastructure that support the physical and social environment to enable people of all ages to live in safety, good health and well-being, and to continue to participate in society in meaningful ways.

    In 2014, the HAFC created a Plan for an Age-Friendly Hamilton with extensive consultation from key stakeholders in the community, including older adults from diverse backgrounds, viewpoints and situations. The plan was presented and accepted by Hamilton City Council on September 24, 2014. The HAFC is now entering a new phase of its work and moving closer to its goal of an Age-Friendly Hamilton!

  • Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction (HRPR)

    United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton is a member of the HRPR that aspires to make Hamilton the best place to raise a child. As a member of HRPR, we provide advice and feedback on the poverty challenges in our community. We provide linkages to local agencies that work within the social services sector, in particular within the poverty reduction field.

  • Hamilton Funders Network (HFN)

    As a member of the Hamilton Funders Network United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton is provided the opportunity to work with other social service funders to make more informed funding decisions and to strive towards the following objectives:

    • Listen and learn from the community
    • Provide information and education to the community
    • Share information with one another
    • Network with one another
    • Consult with one another about the context for funding decisions
    • Learn from other sources
  • Innoweave/McConnell Foundation

    At a time of fiscal restraint and ever increasing and more complex social and environmental challenges it is more important than ever for the social service sector to continuously innovate to achieve better outcomes. This partnership enables us to share in the innovative approaches and solutions created by Innoweave; helping to strengthen the community sector.

  • McMaster University

    In partnership with the McMaster Department of Economics we are in the early stages of the Partnership Development Project – “Community Prosperity: Understanding How Charities Engage and Affect Canadian Communities”. Essentially this project will help Canadian communities to be better informed about the importance of charitable and public services.  This will also allow us to be in a better position to evaluate how to contribute to and deliver the services that are needed to help our communities prosper.

  • 2-1-1

    A joint project between United Way Canada, community information and referral services and all levels of government, 211 connects people to the services and help they need.

    211’s award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages.

    211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians to become more engaged with their communities.