Senior of the Year Awards

Senior of the Year Awards

Celebrating the 26th Annual 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.

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipients and Nominees

  • Jeanne Mayo
    Senior of the Year
  • Dr. Bill Evans
    Innovation Award
  • Gene Fama
    Behind the Scenes Award
  • Dr. Al Fernandez
    Compassion and Companionship Award
  • Patti Idenouye
    Healthy and Active Living Award
  • Mathew Kavanakudy
    Economic Leadership Award
  • Dr. Kanwal Shankardass
    Leadership Award
  • Helena Streun
    Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Kiara Mech
    Youth Supporting Seniors Award

 


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