Events and campaigns

United Nations International Day of Older Persons

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, the annual United Nations International Day of Older Persons will be celebrated. The event will be held at the Hamilton City Council Chambers, 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Refreshments. Information tables. Free event. This event is for older persons, as well as caregivers.

The 2022 International Day of Older Persons theme is: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities that has intensified the socioeconomic, environmental, health and climate related impacts on the lives of older persons, especially older women who constitute the majority of older persons.

The significant role of women play in traversing global challenges and contributing to their solutions with resilience and fortitude.

Speakers at the event are women who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the Hamilton community, especially in the social and health care areas.


Renee Wetselaar, Executive Director St. Matthews House.

Dr. Alexandra Papaionnou, Executive Director and Clinician Scientist, GERAS Centre for Aging, McMaster University.

Jacquie Dale, Crisis Worker, Social Worker, Teacher, Addictions Worker, Cultural Coordinator for the Hamilton Indigenous Centre.

Rebecca Gannon, Assistant professor of Nursing at McMaster University.

This is an in-person event. Face masks should be worn. Face masks will be provided.

2022 Municipal Election

Make the HSR Frequent, Clean and Free!

Our Hamilton Chapter is working hard with our friends from Hamilton 350 to ask Hamilton voters to send a letter to their Ward Candidates asking them to establish a Committee of Council that will examine how the City of Hamilton can Make the HSR Frequent, Electric and Fare-Free.

We want to help ensure that the new Hamilton City Council is strong and progressive. Our team learned a lot during the Provincial Election and so we aim to be even more effective this time.

To join the joint political action subgroup, drop our steering committee a line at

For more information, visit:

The Community Solidarity Project

Community Solidarity is a collective response to the rise of the politics of division and hate. We have seen the impact of this politics across the world, and see how it speaks to so many of our own neighbours who feel frustrated and angry today.


Matthew Green, MP for Hamilton Centre, has agreed to take our petitions before the House of Commons. They are in the process of being received by Matthew's office. Stay Tuned! We are also reaching out to Hamilton Mountain MP Lisa Hepfner with the same petition. This is a hard copy petition requiring an actual signature. If you live in the Hamilton Mountain riding and would like to sign the petition, drop us a line and we'll try to set that up.


We need forward-thinking Just Transition legislation as we move away from fossil fuels, so that era is the only thing we leave behind, not workers and our communities!

Your steering committee urges you to take up this challenge to conserve energy and build People Power in our community, linked with chapters and groups all over the country. This campaign also links with our Solar Power chapter campaign to get more solar going in Hamilton. The petition advocates transitioning to a "decarbonized economy." We also like the local aspect of solar power as the last thing we want is huge corporations thinking they can take over solar power.

We are now working towards our second set of 25 HANDWRITTEN SIGNATURES, and expect to get there after the May Day event in Gage Park. But let's not stop there! Who is your MP? Can YOU approach your MP with 25 signatures in hand, and ask if they'll present them in the House?

Please contact for more local info on how we're doing this and organizing it, or to offer to get involved in a petition team in your neighbourhood, school, gym, wherever you are with other humans these days!