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Hamilton Community Foundation’s mission is to drive positive change for Hamilton by connecting people ideas and resources. We drive positive change by:

  • Helping people give in a way that has meaning to them and impact in the community.
  • Supporting all aspects of community life through grants and financing to a wide range of charitable organizations and initiatives.
  • Engaging in community leadership by bringing people together to address priority issues that affect Hamiltonians.

Since it was founded in 1954, Hamilton Community Foundation has made grants to our community of over $88, including almost $6 million last year.

Vital Signs is a community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada that measures the vitality of our communities and identifies significant trends in a range of areas critical to quality of life. Vital Signs is co-ordinated nationally by Community Foundations of Canada.


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About Vital Signs

Vital Signs is a report issued by community foundations in many cities across Canada. Introduced by the Toronto Community Foundation in 2001 as a straightforward, plain-speaking measure of how the city was doing, the Vital Signs program has grown to include local reports from across Canada.