Get Involved

There is a way for everyone to get involved in Hamilton – volunteer at a local organization, network with other entrepreneurs, or just be a part of the conversation on social media

Media & Blogs

TRADITIONAL

Television

Radio

Daily Newspaper

Weekly Paper

Online Local News

INDEPENDENT

The Inlet

The results of 6 local bloggers banding together to talk all things Hamilton!

The Public Record

Joey Coleman is your man about town, an independent journalist who follows all the municipal goings on keeping us informed

Raise the Hammer

The best way to describe this site is in their own words: Raise the Hammer is a group of Hamilton, Ontario citizens who believe in our city’s potential and are willing to get involved in making the city a more vibrant, livable, and attractive place to live and work.

BLOGS

I Heart Hamilton
“I Heart Hamilton is about exploring my hometown – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – like a tourist. I want to get to know the city better, seek out new experiences, and inspire others to get out there and do the same.” –
Kristin Archer

Hamilton Today

Editor Jason Nason loves the city of Hamilton, provides news on sports to entertainment, local events and the politics of the city

Dundas, Ontario

Active facebook group with photos, news, and issues all related to Dundas!

HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE

Vintage Hamilton 

A community of people sharing photos and memories of Hamilton’s past and it’s development into the future

FreshBrick

Adam Wilson loves the old homes of Hamilton and does a great job documenting them

SkyscraperPage

If you’re interested in city and urban planning, architecture and building, then this is the forum for you, find out about what’s being built, and interact with others

Rebuild Hamilton

Thomas Allen chronicles the beautiful architecture around the city. Tom is recently focusing more on the Inlet but I will leave the links to this site to live on! 

SOCIAL MEDIA (#HAMONT)

Twitter – use the hashtag #HamOnt

Reddit – /r/hamilton

EVENT LISTINGS

Eventbrite

Great spot to find niche events for just about everything.

Tourism Hamilton

Maintains an annual major events calendar for the city.

COUNTDOWN TO THE 2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Want to get involved to bring in new leadership for the 2022 election? Check out ielect Hamilton.

LOCAL POLITICS

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

SOCIAL ISSUES & HOUSING

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion
Local organization dedicated to fostering economic justice, community benefits, and democratic engagement in Hamilton.

Neighbour 2 Neighbour
Provide direct support to families and individuals with a focus on food insecurity.

Community Living Hamilton

Provides programs and services for adults and children with developmental disabilities.

Indwell

A Hamilton leader in building affordable housing – these guys have a lot of projects popping up around the City!

Hamilton Community Foundation 

Supports change in the community by connecting local organizations to resources, grants, etc.

YMCA

Local chapter of YMCA. Offers child and youth services, fitness facilities and programs, employment services and more.

WOMEN

SACHA

Important organization providing support for victim of sexual violence with counselling and a 24/7 help line. Also drive public awareness through workshops and events like Take Back the Night.

Interval House

Emergency shelter for women with and without children who have experienced abuse or violence.

YWCA

Local chapter of YWCA. Provide housing, employment services, and programs for newly settled immigrants (to name a few).

ENVIRONMENT

Environment Hamilton

Politically active community organization working toward a carbon neutral city. 

Hamilton Pollinators Paradise Project

A project of Environment Hamilton. Helps Hamiltonians fill their gardens with native plants. 

Stewards of Cootes Paradise

Organizes clean up of the Cootes Paradise watershed area.

The Escarpment Project

Organizes annual clean up of the Escarpment area.

ANIMALS

Hamilton SPCA

Adopt your next pal from the SPCA or volunteer to walk the dogs. 

Ladybird Animal Sanctuary

Rescue and fostering network for abandoned and abused animals. 

Business & Entrepreneurs

BUSINESS & NETWORKING GROUPS

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

Our local Chamber of Commerce.  Membership group that provides networking opportunities, access to resources, and advocates in the community. 

Young Entrepreneurs & Professionals Hamilton (YEP)

Division of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce for members under 40.

Hamilton HIVE

Young professionals group. Hosts an annual YP week conference.