News Centre

News Releases

Our Future Hamilton Summit highlights public safety in a connected world

HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton has opened registration for the 2018 Our Future Hamilton Summit. The theme for this year’s annual summit is Public Safety in a Connected World.

Now in its third year, the summit will bring community partners, stakeholders and residents together to explore various aspects of public safety and discuss how we can continue to work together in making our city safe, supportive, and inclusive.

The summit will take place on Nov. 13, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at LIUNA Station, 360 James Street North, Hamilton. Over 450 participants including residents, community stakeholders, policy makers, and representatives from out-of-town are expected to attend the free event. Registration is required. To reserve your space, register at

Our Future Hamilton is the city’s 25-year community vision. The City of Hamilton and over 118 community organizations have committed to implementing the Vision. Each year, the summit explores a current issue prioritized in the community vision. The summit also includes progress reporting, community networking, table discussions and respected keynote speakers.

“The 2018 Our Future Hamilton Summit highlights public safety in a connected world; a topic in which Hamiltonians and community partners alike have identified as a key priority for our community vision. The summit will provide an opportunity to come together to discuss public safety in Hamilton and identify areas on how we can work together to create safer communities.” Mayor Fred Eisenberger, City of Hamilton

Quick Facts

  • Between 2015 and 2016, Our Future Hamilton initiative engaged with nearly 55,000 residents and partners to create a new 25-year Community Vision.
  • Hamiltonians identified healthy and safe communities as one of the six Community Vision priorities
  • Findings from the summit are shared with key community partners, elected officials and policy makers to improve quality of life outcomes for residents
  • McMaster University's Centre for Continuing Education is the 2018 Presenting Sponsor for the Our Future Hamilton Summit.

Additional Resources