About Us

Who We Are

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.

The Hamilton Council on Aging revisited its Mission, Vision and Values in 2021, to reflect our desire to advance positive aging experiences for ALL seniors.

In 2020, the HCoA Board of Directors revisited its Strategic Plan and identified the following three strategic priorities for its work in upcoming years. 

Mission

We advance positive aging — promoting the health, well-being and social participation of ALL older adults — by influencing attitudes, policies and programs to include their voices.

Vision

Positive aging is visible in Hamilton.

Values

The Hamilton Council on Aging is committed to:

  • Inclusion: We value the wisdom and experience of older adults and their right to experience a high quality of life, free of ageism.
  • Diversity: We value the rich diversity of the Hamilton community and strive to include the many voices of older adults in all our endeavours.
  • Collaboration: We value our shared work with volunteers and community partners, and know that their insights, knowledge and experience make us stronger.

2021-2022

Annual Report

2020-2021

Annual Report

2018-2019

Annual Report

2017-2018

Annual Report

2021-2022 Financial Statements

2020-2021 Financial Statements

2019-2020 Financial Statements

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Dr. Lori Letts

President

Mary Burnett

Secretary-Treasurer

David Mifsud

Past President

Rebecca Buckland

Director

Mary Tice

Director

Sharon Pierson

Director

Anne Pizzacalla

Director

Dr. Margaret Denton

Director

Dr. Julie Richardson

Director

Soumeya Abed

Director

Dale Brown

Director

M. Angela (Angie) Armstrong

Director

Funders & Partners