Connecting communities

  • October 24, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us October 24 for the next event in our Carolyn A. Milne Leadership Forum lecture series. Brian Payne (former President & CEO, Central Indiana Community Foundation) joins us to talk about Indianapolis’ Cultural Trail which connects several cultural districts in the city’s downtown – and its lessons for Hamilton. Presentation followed by Q&A.


Carolyn A. Milne Leadership Forum Fund was established in 2009 to recognize the leadership of past HCF President & CEO Carolyn Milne. The purpose of the fund is to support a forum for thoughtful and inclusive discussion focused on aspects of philanthropic or community leadership.

Vital Signs: Affordable Housing report launch

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  • September 27, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us September 27 for the launch of our latest Vital Signs report which brings together key research on affordable housing. A brief one-on-one interview with Mayor Andrea Horwath will be followed by a presentation, panel discussion and audience Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided at 6:30 p.m.

Our panel of experts includes:

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  • February 15, 2019
    8:00 am - 8:45 am

Vital Signs Chat: Dismantling Racism in Hamilton

Join us for coffee and a discussion on dismantling racism in Hamilton. Terry Cooke hosts Princewill Ogban (Lead, Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre) and Dr. Ameil Joseph (Professor, Faculty of Social Work, McMaster University) to talk about issues like systemic racism, hate crimes and how we can all work together to oppose racism in our city. Please arrive by 7:45am for coffee and snacks.

Vital Signs chats expand on the data in our Hamilton Vital Signs report and engage the community in talking about and taking action on important issues in Hamilton.