Senior of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Senior of the Year Awards

The Hamilton Municipal Senior Service Awards honour senior citizens who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to enrich the social, cultural or civic life of our community.

Nominations now open!

The call for nominations for the City of Hamilton’s 23rd Annual Senior of the Year Awards is now open.

How to submit a nomination

Nomination deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 4 pm

Hard copy nominations forms are available at select recreation centres or by contacting lisa.maychak@hamilton.ca.

Important dates

January 23, 2018: Call for nominations open
March 29, 2018: Deadline for nominations
April 24, 2018: Tickets go on sale for the Awards Gala Event & Ceremony
June 12, 2018: Awards Gala Event & Ceremony

 

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

Youth Award Eligibility criteria - New in 2018!

To be eligible for a Youth 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

Submission guidelines

  • 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