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.

The Hamilton Council on Aging updated its Mission, Vision and Values in late 2018, to reflect our desire to advance positive aging experiences for ALL seniors.

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 the voices of those adults.”

VISION: Positive aging is a visible reality in Hamilton.

VALUES: A volunteer-driven organization, 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 makes us stronger.