Senior of the Year Awards

Senior of the Year Awards

Promotional Banner for the 27th Annual Senior of the Year Awards

The City celebrates the 27th Annual Senior of the Year Awards!

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 are open until June 27, 2022

The 2022 Senior of the Year Awards nominations are now open! Let's honour senior citizens who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to enrich the social, cultural or civic life of our community. All nominees are given equal consideration for the Senior of the Year Award.

Submit a Nomination

You can submit a nomination online:

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You can submit a nomination by email:

Hard copy nomination packages are available in person at these locations:

Guideline for Submissions

  • One nomination form per nominee
  • All information must be verifiable
  • Submissions must include:
    • Completed Nomination Form
    • Completed Volunteer Service Description Chart
    • History on how the volunteer has enriched the lives of others within the Hamilton community. Please be specific if there has been an impact on the seniors’ community
      (250 to 300 words)
    • Two letters of support for senior nomination and one letter of support for youth nomination

Nomination deadline: Monday, June 27 at 4 pm

 

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