Healthy & Safe Communities

Hamilton is a safe and supportive city where people are active, healthy, and have a high quality of life.


Our Future Hamilton is a caring place where...

  • People lead happy lives in safe neighbourhoods and friendly communities.
  • We all have access to the services and supports we need to be healthy and active.
  • Our city is safe and inviting, and people continue to work together to take care of and support each other.


'Best fit' City services include:

  • Building Services’ Customer Service
  • Water Supply and Distribution
  • Recreational Program Delivery
  • Food Services & Delivery
  • Parks & Open Spaces
  • Foundation Standards
  • Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
  • Environmental Health
  • Family Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Paramedic Service
  • Community Neighbourhood
  • Paramedic Initiatives
  • Fire Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Corporate Radio Services
  • Building Permits
  • Building Inspections
  • By-Law Enforcement
  • Animal Services
  • Business Licensing
  • School Crossing Guards
  • Housing Planning & Administration
  • Housing Supports
  • Long-Term Care Accommodation
  • Long-Term Care
  • Community-Based Care
  • Community Grants
  • Financial Assistance Case Management
  • Special Supports
  • Hamilton Farmer’s Market
  • Strategic Transportation Planning
  • Roadways Access
  • Parking Operations
  • Risk Management


Other Services that support Built Environment & Infrastructure include:

  • Development Approvals
  • Growth Management
  • Land Use Planning
  • Urban Renewal
  • Forestry
  • Horticultural Programs
  • Storm water Management
  • Museum and Heritage Presentation
  • Employment Services
  • Traffic Flow and Roadway Safety
  • Citizen and Customer Service
  • Engineering Services
  • Wastewater Collection & Treatment
  • Recreational Facility Booking & Access
  • Facilities Management
  • Business Development
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Tourism Development
  • Best Start Initiative
  • Child Care Management
  • Life Skills and Case Management
  • Directly Operated Child Care
  • Public Transportation
  • Heritage Asset Management
  • Real Property Management
  • Corporate Initiatives (Neighbourhood Action Strategy)
  • Recreation Asset Management