Community Investment

Community Investment

Hamilton Port Authority takes great pride in making positive contributions to the prosperity, health and quality of life in Hamilton

Community Investment: Partnering for Progress

Hamilton Port Authority takes great pride in making positive contributions to the prosperity, health and quality of life in Hamilton. Through our community investment activities, we provide donations, sponsorships and in-kind contributions to support projects or initiatives in the following categories: Education, Employment, Health and Well-being, Marine Awareness.

Here are just a few of our Community Investment Partners for 2015:

ACT Foundation
HPA provided funding through the ACT Foundation for a CPR & defibrillator training program for Sir John A. MacDonald High School.

City Kidz
HPA has made a three-year, $60,000 investment in City Kidz’ Youth Leadership Development program and new Youth Studio. HPA also provides City Kidz with a rent-subsidized location on Port property for its offices, children’s programming space, and Christmas toy warehouse.

Coat and Food Drive
Each autumn, HPA challenges our staff and staff of our tenant partners to collect winter coats, blankets and non-perishable food items to help local charities prepare for the cold months ahead.

Easter Seals Regatta
HPA works with the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club to sponsor an annual regatta for Easter Seals.

Hamilton Children’s Water Festival
Festival sponsor, and hosts an educational display that allows students to try out a working model of a lock system, much like those used in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway System.

Ladybird Animal Sanctuary
HPA donated $5000 from its 2015 Golf Tournament proceeds to the Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, based on a staff recommendation.

Liberty For Youth
HPA works closely with Liberty For Youth to support its education and employment programs for at-risk youth. In 2015, HPA donated a total of $10,000 to LFY, and an HPA staff member is a member of the organization’s volunteer fundraising cabinet.

McMaster University – Annual Scholarship
For more than 20 years, HPA has sponsored a scholarship for a McMaster student, administered by the Hamilton Community Foundation.

Mission to Seafarers, Southern Ontario
HPA provides the Mission to Seafarers with the space for its Mission Centre at the Port of Hamilton. HPA staff members are active participants on the MTSSO Board of Directors. In 2015, HPA donated a total of $10,000 to the organization.

North Hamilton Community Health Centre
HPA is the proud sponsor of the NHCHC’s new learning greenhouse, which will provide neighbourhood children with hands-on experience in growing healthy food. An HPA staff member is a member of NHCHC’s volunteer Board of Directors.

Pan Am Cultural Festival 2015
HPA was an active participant in PanAm festivities in 2015, including sponsoring the Cultural Festival at Pier 4 Park, and the Americas Investment Playbook investment program.

Royal Botanical Gardens
HPA is pleased to support the redevelopment of the Rock Garden at the RBG, with a leading donation of $30,000. HPA’s donation will be matched by David Braley and Nancy Gordon. The new and improved Rock Garden is due to open in May 2016.

SoBi Bike Share
HPA provides bicycle storage space for Hamilton’s successful SoBi Bike Share program. We are proud to sponsor a bike share hub at the corner of James St. N. and Guise Sts., and to offer bike share passes for our employees.

Team Up to Clean Up
Each year, HPA and Port tenant staff team up to clean up in and around the North End. In 2015, the clean-up netted 149 bags of garbage and 49 bags of recycling.

Other sponsorships donations and event sponsorships – 2015:

  • Autism Canada
  • Bay Area Economic Summit
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Hamilton Brant
  • Canadian Transportation Research Forum
  • Chartered institute of Transportation and Logistics of North America
  • Council of the Great Lakes Region
  • CURE Foundation
  • Doors Open Hamilton
  • Dover Cliffs LTC Centre
  • Economic Developers Council of Ontario
  • Freight Management Association of Canada
  • Friends of Algonquin Park
  • Grimsby Life Centre
  • Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation – Big Bike
  • India Beckons Trade Seminar
  • Juravinski Cancer Centre
  • Kidney Cancer Canada
  • Lung Association of Ontario
  • McMaster Sick Kids Foundation
  • Ontario Sailing Shells & Sails ‘Try Sailing’ Program
  • Port Colborne Canal Days
  • Shrine Circus
  • Special Olympics Ontario – Hell in the Harbour race
  • Sunset Cultural Gardens
  • Veterans Helping Veterans

Other Initiatives

Environmental Excellence Award

Each year, Hamilton Port Authority recognizes the environmental leadership of one of its tenant companies through the Environmental Excellence Award. HPA’s award fund gives each annual winner the opportunity to allocate $5000 in its name to a local Hamilton environmental organization.

Past recipients of the $5000 annual contribution, made in the name of our Port tenant, include: Royal Botanical Gardens – Cootes Paradise Restoration, Bay Area Restoration Council, Hamilton Air Monitoring Network.

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