About Us

Background

The Hamilton Council on Aging (HCoA) is a non-profit charitable organization that was founded in 2005. A group of retired professionals, academics, and community leaders identified the need for an independent group that focuses on and addresses the systemic issues that affect the aging experience and recognized that some seniors fall through the cracks between existing agencies and government departments.

Mission

HCoA works within a collaborative network of individuals and organizations to improve life for older adults through education, research, and advocacy.

Vision

HCoA envisions an age friendly community that respects and values older adults and provides them with the opportunity to participate fully in society.

Values

Respect: We believe in the wisdom and experience of older adults.

Equity: We believe in the right of each older adult to experience a high quality of life, free from ageism.

Inclusion: We aim to represent the diversity of Hamilton in our programs and practices.

Collaboration: We actively partner and collaborate to achieve our goals.