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 updated its Mission, Vision and Values in late 2018, to reflect our 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.
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.
Positive aging is visible in Hamilton.
2019-2020 Financial Statements
2020-2021 Board of Directors
Dr. Lori Letts
Dr. Faiza Hirji
Dr. Julie Richardson
Funders & Partners
2020-2021 Partners in Positive Aging
- (Hamilton 350) EldersforClimate Sanity
- 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