Senior of the Year Awards

Senior of the Year Awards

We are celebrating our 26th year!

The Hamilton Senior of the Year Awards honour seniors who are 65 and older who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to enrich the social, cultural or civic life of our community.

Nominations to open March 1, 2021

The call for nominations for the City of Hamilton's 26th Annual Senior of the Year Awards opens Monday, March 1, 2021.

How to submit a nomination

You can submit a nomination in two ways:

  1. Submit an online nomination form
  2. Review the submission package (PDF, 1 MB) for hard copies of the nomination forms and submit to:
    Lisa Maychak
    Community and Emergency Services Department
    Neighbourhood and Community Initiatives Division
    Lister Block- 5th floor, P.O. Box 2040, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5
    Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1721
    Email: [email protected]

Nomination deadline: Friday. May 28, 2021

Guidelines for submissions

  • One nomination form per nominee
  • All information must be verifiable
  • Submissions must include:
    • reason for the nomination
    • the special work or service & the effect it had on the community
    • who has benefited from these efforts

An awards event will be celebrated in Fall 2021.

 

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Senior Award, the senior must meet these criteria:

  • Be 65 years or older
  • Has contributed to the enrichment of the social, cultural or civic life of the Hamilton community
  • Has made this commitment without thought of personal or financial gain
  • Is not a previous recipient of the award
  • Provided the special work or service during/ after the age of 65 (Lifetime Achievement Award excluded)
  • Has resided within the City of Hamilton for at least five years prior to nomination
  • Must be a current resident of the City of Hamilton

Eligibility criteria - Youth

To be eligible for a Youth Supporting Seniors Award, the youth must meet these criteria:

  • Be 15 to 24 years of age
  • Has made this commitment without thought of personal or financial gain
  • Provided the special work or service during/ after  required hours for high school
  • Have volunteered with seniors for a large amount of time with a charity, not-for-profit or person
  • Is a role model for other young people and inspires them to volunteer
  • Must be a current resident of the City of Hamilton