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 to focus on and address the systemic issues that affect the aging experience, recognizing that some seniors fall through the cracks between existing agencies and government departments.
HCoA was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2007 and became a registered charity in 2009.
In 2022, HCoA reaffirmed its Mission, Vision and Values to reflect a desire to advance positive aging experiences for ALL seniors.
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.
Positive aging is visible in Hamilton.
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 Financial Statements
2020-2021 Financial Statements
2019-2020 Financial Statements
2023 to 2024 Board of Directors
Heather E. Watson
Funders & Partners
Thank you to our 2023-24 Partners in Positive Aging
- Aging in Community
- Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Hamilton, Halton
- Amica, Dundas
- Behavioural Supports Ontario HNHB
- Home and Community Care Support Services (formerly LHIN)
- City of Hamilton
- Custodia Seniors Support
- Glanbrook Community Services
- Hamilton Jewish Social Services
- Hamilton Literacy Council
- McMaster Institute for Research in Aging (MIRA)
- National Association of Federal Retirees (Hamilton area)
- Osteoporosis Canada
- Senior Tai Chi Club
- Service Canada
- Shalom Village
- Symbiosis Cohousing
- United Way of Halton & Hamilton
- VON Hamilton
- Walk with a Doc
- Welcome Inn Community Centre
- Wesley Urban Ministries
- YWCA Hamilton
2023 to 2024 Funders
- The City of Hamilton – Age Friendly Hamilton
- The City of Hamilton – Seniors Engagement
- United Way of Halton & Hamilton – Improving Access for Seniors from Diverse Communities Program
- New Horizons of Canada: “Let’s Get Moving” & “Create with MICE”
- Public Health Agency of Canada – Engagement and Empowerment Groups: Place-based Community Organizing for Dementia-inclusive communities Six Nations, Hamilton, Haldimand & Halton Project (2023 to 2025)