The Nurturing Neighbourhoods Program is an initiative within the Community Safety & Well-Being Office (CSWO), at the City of Brampton. It has been an innovative way to engage Brampton residents and encourage civic community building. Through the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Program, residents have had the opportunity to play an active role, and even take the lead, in shaping the future of their neighbourhoods.
This program was created in response to the
Brampton 2040 Vision: Living the Mosaic’s Action Item #3-1: A Complete Neighbourhood Audit. A complete neighbourhood audit is a way of systematically updating and revitalizing neighbourhoods to ensure full provisions for comfortable and sustainable living.
As we wrap up Phase One of the Program, we have learned from our residents about the importance of neighbours coming together and feeling connected. Throughout 2018 to 2022, we have completed all Neighbourhood Audits in Brampton! Thank you to all those who participated!
GeoHub Neighbourhood Profiles
The GeoHub Neighbourhood Profiles will launch in 2023! GeoHub is a tool for residents to familiarize themselves with unique, community-based assets that exist in their neighbourhoods, and to be connected to safety and well-being resources.
From the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Program Survey responses, we have learned that residents want to be more connected to their neighbourhoods, and want to know more about the assets within them.
Have a Look at the Assets Within Your Neighbourhood!
Submit Your Neighbourhood Gem or Neighbourhood Project!
If you would like to submit a neighbourhood gem that you love, or a project that your neighbourhood association has completed, you can submit it for review to be live on the GeoHub!
Submit a Neighbourhood Gem
Through meaningful conversations with residents, CSWO heard that residents want to be supported with projects and initiatives that help their neighbourhoods feel safe and connected. With this feedback, CSWO has evolved the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Program into a second phase, to action the ideas and input from the program through building capacity for neighbourhood associations and the new
Nurtured Neighbourhoods Grant.
Through CSWO, a new funding source to support local neighbourhoods will be developed for implementation in 2024, for Affiliated Neighbourhood Associations in Brampton. The Nurtured Neighbourhood Grant will allow Affiliated Neighbourhood Associations to take leadership and action on projects related to beautification, cleanliness, sense of belonging, and connectedness within their neighbourhood.
Affiliated Neighbourhood Associations are eligible for up to $1,500 for collective beautification measures taken, or other projects or initiatives related to community safety and well-being, as reviewed, and approved by CSWO.
To learn more, check out the
Neighbourhood Associations page.