Hamilton’s Homelessness Ending Strategy
Homelessness is a complex but solvable problem. In Hamilton’s Systems Planning Framework: Coming Together to End Homelessness, our community has laid out a roadmap for ending chronic homelessness by 2025. This means building a system that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible, or if it cannot be prevented that it is rare, brief, and non-recurring.Read more
Podcast - Leadership in a Time of Crisis
In this special episode of The Intelligent Community, ICF Co-Founder Robert Bell speaks with Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger about leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government of Canada invests in Hamilton-based clean automotive and aerospace hub
$10 million to establish McMaster University's iHub to support more than 230 SMEs to commercialize new technologies for next-generation automotive and aerospace sectors
HAMILTON, ON, June 14, 2021 /CNW/ - The integration of advanced technology across the automotive and aerospace sectors is transforming the way we travel and transport goods, while offering substantial environmental benefits by reducing emissions and moving us closer to a zero emissions future. Manufacturers integrating new technology are growing in number and SMEs will be required to quickly pivot their operations and seize new supply chain opportunities as the automotive and aerospace sectors embrace greater electrification.
This is why, today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, announced a $10-million FedDev Ontario investment for McMaster University https://innovationfactory.ca/ to establish iHub, a university-based integrated automotive, aerospace and advanced manufacturing network. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario.Read more
It’s official: Canada will fund C$1.7 billion of Hamilton’s LRT project
The proposed Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Ontario will move forward with a 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) line planned between McMaster and Eastgate. The estimated C$3.4 billion (US$2.79 billion) project costs will be split between the government of Canada and the province of Ontario, which will each fund up to C$1.7 billion (US$1.4 billion).
It has been a bumpy ride for the proposed project that saw the province of Ontario commit C$1 billion to build light-rail in Hamilton only to see the province cancel the project in late 2019 citing rising costs – a move Hamilton elected officials called a betrayal.Read more
Policing the Intelligent Community - Hamilton, ON, Canada
In this series with mayors, police chiefs and other leading thinkers on the topic of policing and collaborative leadership, we ask how Intelligent Communities are responding to the issue and what advantages and best practices they might offer others.Read more
How the ICF Method Transformed Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
In the 2016 Intelligent Communities Awards, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada was named a Smart21 Community. To build further on this success, the city created a task force to examine Hamilton’s infrastructure, identify gaps in its digital strategy across the municipality, and develop an action plan to make Hamilton a destination for investment.Read more
Hamilton Mayor's Intelligent Community Task Force - Final Report
In the 2016 Intelligent Communities Awards, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada was named a Smart21 Community. To build further on this success, the city created a task force to examine Hamilton’s infrastructure, identify gaps in its digital strategy across the municipality, and develop an action plan to make Hamilton a destination for investment.
The Mayor's Intelligent Community Task Force was originally tasked with a two-year mandate to explore, discuss, and build upon Hamilton's existing digital infrastructure. A key priority was also to focus on the six factors of an Intelligent Community found in the ICF Method.
As we reach the two-year mark, the Task Force is taking stock of its achievements and identifying areas for future consideration. This report is intended to provide insight into the progress that has been made, and that has laid the foundation for the Task Force to continue to work towards its mandate. It is clear that creating a digitally enabled Hamilton is a multi-year, multi-partner journey that involves ongoing leadership and engagement from the Mayor and Council, City Staff, public sector partners, Academia, the private sector and external community organizations.
Hamilton-based Venture backed Fusion Pharmaceuticals files IPO on NASDAQ
Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has officially filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering of its common shares with pricing to be determined. The company listed US $100 million as the proposed maximum aggregate offering for the purpose of calculating filing fees.
Fusion Pharmaceuticals had previously filed a confidential draft registration statement with SEC on April 3, 2020.
Fusion Pharmaceuticals has applied to list its common shares on The Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “FUSN.”Read more
Burloak Technologies Partners with Mohawk College in Hamilton & NGen to Produce Face Shields for Healthcare Workers
OAKVILLE, ON, April 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Additive Manufacturing company, Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, today announced it will support the fight against COVID-19 by producing face shields that will be used by frontline medical and healthcare workers. This personal protective equipment was designed and tested in collaboration with Hamilton Health Sciences and Mohawk College. Production has begun and will ramp up to volumes of approximately 10,000 units per week.
"Additive manufacturing is an ideal process to scale any design to commercial production in the shortest time possible, and applying our capabilities in this battle is the right thing to do," stated Colin Osborne, President & CEO, Samuel, Son & Co., Limited. "NGen played a valuable role in the rapid response to get this project underway. Without this funding, it would not have been possible to achieve the same scale in this accelerated timeframe."Read more
'CareMongering:' How Hamilton residents are fighting COVID-19 with kindness
When Jim Savage walks toward a home with a bag full of groceries in each hand, it's usually his own — but this weekend, the 60-year-old has been showing up in front of houses with a shopping cart full of supplies for strangers who can't zip around Hamilton to buy groceries as more COVID-19 cases pop up around the city.
He is one of the thousands of locals who have joined an online group to help deliver items to those who can't afford them or can't get around the city easily.Read more