Something as simple as asking for help if lost can be difficult for a child with autism, as developing communication skills can be a challenge.  Using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) techniques, Special Appucations has developed two mobile apps – ABA Find It! and Street Smarts – to help kids with autism, their families and educators teach practical skills and improve quality of life in an accessible way.

Learn about some of the challenges involved with autism, the long waiting lists for in-person training, and how Sarah is working to get the help kids need as early as possible.

If you live in Hamilton and have not heard of Erin Dunham you may have been living under a rock with your fingers in your ears.  Erin has spearheaded the opening of multiple new restaurants in the city under the wing of The Other Bird, along with the crowdfunded project The Mule.  We chat about what it’s like to open a restaurant, the process they’re using to open new ones, and her dream of opening a boutique hotel the city deserves.

Restaurant

Except for Kenneth

Cafe

Mulberry
Pinecone

Shop

Mixed Media

Event

Art Gallery Gala

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Waterfront

Rochelle MartinFuneral Alternatives is a project let by Rochelle Martin, providing advice and education on the options available to care for their loved ones before and after death.  Learn more about the alternatives that are available and some of the ways we used to fulfill our obligations only a couple generations ago, and what natural options areas like the UK are using in order to benefit generations to come.

Restaurant

B & T

Cafe

Mulberry

Shop

Mustard Seed

Event

Supercrawl
Paris to Ancaster Race

Natural Feature

Bayfront Trail

Madeline has been a part of the music industry in one way or another all her life, and has seen the effects of not having adequate healthcare services for members of the music community.  We chat about her career and her passion project Revival Hamilton, putting the health of our music community on centre stage.

Live on Locke
In the Round
Tom Wilson

 

HCC logoTricia LeClair is the Executive Director of the Hamilton Children’s Choir, a local choir group for children aged 5-18 years of age and winner of numerous awards and competitions worldwide.  Hear about the history of the choir and why you should attend one of their upcoming events if you haven’t already!

Restaurant
Aberdeen Tavern
Jack & Lois
Charred Chicken
Cafe
Mulberry
Cafe Oranje
Shop
Vintage – Old is New / New’s Old? James St
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Theatre Aquarius (June)
Supercrawl
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Pier 1 / North End

Kathleen (Maisonneuve Music) and Michael (moon:and:6) have both been in the music business for a long time, and have been a part of the growing Hamilton music scene for the last 8 years.  We talk about everything music related – from the parallels of the non-profit sector to the music industry, some of the challenges of launching and running a label, the creative ways to make a living doing what you’re passionate about and where the revenue comes from, along with what brought them into Hamilton from Toronto.

If you have any part of the music industry whether in Hamilton or elsewhere, or you’re interested in what it’s like to be a part of it, you need to listen to this chat!

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘Once you get this recorded, that’s when the work starts’ @moonand6″ quote=”Once you get this recorded, that’s when the work starts – Michael Chambers”]

Interview Links

Maisonneuve Music
moon:and:6
Dan Achen
Catherine North Studios

Restaurant

Cafe

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All of James St North

Events

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Honest Field FarmsKate Flynn is co-owner and operations manager at Honest Field Farms, an organic vegetable farm based in Millgrove, Ontario, just outside the city of Hamilton.  We chat about her journey from suburban New York to Hamilton, some of the challenges with running a sustainable farm, and some of her favourite things about the city.

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Frequently asked questions
FarmStart

Restaurant

Burnt Tongue

Cafe

Homegrown

Shop

Mixed Media

Event

thou ART pARTy

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Escarpment

IMG_3078Dale and Roz Mugford of BraveNewCode and Double Barrel Studios both run their companies out of the beautiful Studio@41 space.  We chat about how the space which 4 companies share came together, what it’s like to both live and work in the downtown core, and some of their favourite parts of the city.  A surprise musical interlude wraps up the interview.

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John / Rebecca Park Petition

Restaurant

Ancaster Mill
Culantro

Cafe

Cafe Oranje
Brown Dog
Democracy*
Sanctuary

Shop

Modify Your Closet
Studio 205
Lulu and Lavigne

Event

Supercrawl
Because Beer
WordCamp Hamilton

Natural Features

Escarpment
Bayfront for Fishing

Daniel HaartmanDaniel Haartman is a local psychotherapist in Hamilton, offering cultural mentoring and psychotherapy services for individuals and groups.  We chat about the benefits of therapy wherever we are in our lives, some realizations in his own life over the years, and what drew Daniel closer to the city centre from the outskirts of the region.

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Cultural Mentoring

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WASS Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar

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Hamilton Farmers Market

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Industrial Tools and Equipment

Event:

Open Streets Hamilton

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Chippawa Creek

Jeannie CrawfordJeannie Crawford is a sales representative for Ambitious Realty and founder of MoveToHamOnt.com, an excellent resource for those looking to make the move to the city.  Jeannie talks about how the site was started, the journey that took her from a condo in Toronto to a home in the north end of Hamilton, and some of the favourite parts of the city she and her husband are still discovering.

Interview Links:

Move to HamOnt

Restaurant:

Rapscallion
Meat Ventures Meat Wagon
Black Sheep Snack Bar

Cafe:

Mulberry
Cafe Oranja
Finch Espresso

Shop:

Candi Werx
Studio 205
Vintagesoulgeek

Event:

Because Beer
Midsummer’s Dream
Seven Sundays