Each year, the Our Future Hamilton annual summit examines current issues that our community has prioritized and shares our collective progress in moving the vision forward. This year’s summit will focus on our community priority of Economic Prosperity and Growth. Hamiltonians have told us they want a city that is built upon a strong local economy, supports farming and agriculture, creates better employment opportunities, and advances skill development.

At the 2019 Our Future Hamilton Annual Summit, participants and speakers will explore key trends that could impact the future of Canada’s labour market over the next 10-15 years and how these changes may affect future skill demands in Hamilton. Residents and stakeholders will also have an opportunity to discuss barriers to employment opportunities in Hamilton and share insights on how we can address them.

Hamilton’s annual community engagement summit is one of the legacies of the Our Future Hamilton Community Vision. Nearly 55,000 residents and community partners contributed to the development of Hamilton’s new Community Vision between 2015-2016. Established in 2016, the Our Future Hamilton Summit has now grown to become one of the largest public engagement summits in the country. Over 450 participants including residents, community partners, academia, policy makers and other stakeholders attend the free annual summit in November.

The 2019 Our Future Hamilton Summit will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Liuna Station on 360 James Street North, Hamilton. It is free to attend, but registration is required. Spaces fill up fast. Registration opens online September 24, 2019 at www.hamilton.ca/ourfuturehamilton.


Cindy Mutch is the Senior Project Manager for Community Engagement at the City of Hamilton.