Indigenous Community of Hamilton Survey
Improving Homelessness Supports for Indigenous Peoples
The Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership (CHIL) is a collaborative of Indigenous organizational leaders founded on respect and wisdom. We respond to the needs of our community and support our member agencies by improving resources and advancing Indigenous voices in Hamilton. Current CHIL membership includes Indigenous leaders from the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, Native Women's Centre, Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB), Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing and Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services.
About this survey:
CHIL has developed this survey to gather recommendations from Indigenous community members of Hamilton on how to better support Indigenous community members experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Responses will help guide decision-making to improve local Indigenous homelessness programs and services. All questions in this survey are optional and responses to this survey are anonymous. This survey closes on June 30th at 11:59 p.m. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Yvonne Maracle at email@example.com or text/call (905) 870 - 8917
This survey is open to self-identified Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) living in the city of Hamilton, Ontario. Responses to this survey will be shared on the CHIL website (www.chileadership.com) in fall 2021.
We appreciate your contributions to addressing Indigenous homelessness in our community through this survey. At the end of the survey, respondents will have the option to be entered in a draw to win 1 of 20 gift cards. Each gift card is valued at $25.00. Odds of wining will depend on the number of surveys completed. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. A valid email or phone number is required to enter in the draw. Winners *must* be at least 18 years of age and reside in the city of Hamilton (including Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek). The draw for gift cards will take place on July 2nd, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and announced on the CHIL website. Winners will be identified by their first name and initial of their last name - example: "Joe S."
These questions help us better understand who we are reaching.
Do you identify as Aboriginal/Indigenous?
*Aboriginal/Indigenous refers to the three distinct groups of people recognized by the Canadian Constitution - First Nations, Metis and Inuit
Do you reside in the city of Hamilton? (Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek)
How old are you?
Youth (18 - 34 years old)
Adult (35 - 64 years old)
Elder (65+ years old)
How do you identify as gender?
For example: Two-Spirit, Non-Binary, Female, Male, Gender Neutral. You may also leave this question blank.
B. Improving Indigenous homelessness services and programs in Hamilton
This part of the survey is seeking your input on enhancing supports (programs, services, etc.) for Indigenous peoples experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in Hamilton.
In your opinion, what are the strengths that are helping to prevent and/or address Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton?
The most important strength (program, service, organization, group, etc.) that is helping to prevent and/or address Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton is:
What are the other key strengths (program, service, organization, group, etc.) that is helping to prevent and/or address Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton?
Gaps & Needs in Addressing Indigenous Homelessness in Hamilton
In your opinion, what are the most serious gaps in supports (programs, services, etc.) for addressing Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton?
The most serious gap or need in supports (programs, services, etc.) for preventing and addressing Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton is:
What other gaps and need in supports (services, programs, etc.) should Indigenous leadership keep in mind?
In your opinion, how can we better prevent and address Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton?
To prevent and address Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton, we need/should...
What else should Indigenous leadership keep in mind to prevent and address Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton?
Unique or Persistent Challenges to Addressing Indigenous Homelessness in Hamilton
Do you know of a situation where an Indigenous community member experienced hardship because there were no/not enough homelessness support programs or services available?
Please do not include any identifying information, such as names.
What's Working in Other Communities?
Are there examples of great supports, programs or services for people experiencing homelessness that Hamilton should consider?
Please provide the name, location and a brief description of the great work to address homelessness in other communities.
Please share any other thoughts and ideas on how to better prevent and address Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton.
What else should Indigenous leadership be considering to better prevent and address homelessness?
C. Connecting with Community
CHIL is committed to advancing the voices of Indigenous Peoples across the city of Hamilton. A priority for 2021 is to develop an Indigenous community vision. As we begin reaching out to Indigenous community members and organizational partners, we'd like to know more about how Indigenous Peoples of Hamilton are connecting and building community.
How do you connect with Indigenous communities of Hamilton?
Attending programs, services and/or events hosted by an Indigenous organization
Attending Indigenous programs, services or events hosted by non-Indigenous organizations/groups
Attending Indigenous events such as Soaring Spirits (National Aboriginal Day celebration), concerts by Indigenous artists, etc.
Attending special events such as Indigenous exhibits at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Volunteering or donating to a local Indigenous organization
Visiting Indigenous landmarks
Coordinating or contributing to Indigenous initiatives at my place of study/work
Following local Indigenous organizations on social media
Shopping from and supporting local Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs
I would like to stay in touch with CHIL. My email is:
Contact information submitted here is separated from survey responses to maintain anonymity of respondents.
If you would like to be entered in a draw to win 1 of 20 $25 gift cards, please enter your name and contact information below. Winners will be notified on July 2, 2021.
Please enter a valid phone number.
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