Our Values

Equitable

Our role is to preserve real estate for affordable uses, preventing the displacement of low and moderate-income residents, newcomers, seniors from their communities. We leverage financial and real estate assets to promote the relief of poverty, develop livable neighbourhoods, and provide opportunities for participation and skills development.

Collaborative

As a land steward organization, we work with diverse partners to develop projects and programming on our land. We believe in sharing skills and resources for the benefit of the community.

Community-Driven­

We are committed to involving Hamilton’s communities in decision-making.

Sustainable

We contribute to the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of Hamilton’s neighbourhoods by preserving land for sustainable uses and creating a buffer against the booms and busts of the real estate market.

Inclusive and Diverse

We are committed to working with Hamilton’s diverse communities to reach the hard to engage. We create meaningful opportunities for people of all skill levels and abilities to participate in our work.

Open and Accountable

We keep records and maintain regular communication with our funders, stakeholders, and the public. We work to minimize the number of decisions that are made behind closed doors. We take only smart risks that will benefit our members and the community.

Visionary

We take a long-term view of land ownership and neighbourhood change. We favour long-term community use over short term profits. We work with residents to predict where a neighbourhood is going and anticipate future needs. We look past barriers to see what is possible.