The Association is a volunteer, non-profit association sustained by the energy of volunteers and by fees and donations from members and friends of the AWWCA.
The AWWCA was established in September 1998 as a volunteer, nonprofit association. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the environment of the Ainslie Wood/Westdale community and the quality of life for all residents, as well as to organize and lobby on behalf of the interests of members of the association. We provide a forum for resident homeowners to communicate their concerns, with a collective voice, to the City of Hamilton, McMaster University, and other municipal groups and relevant jurisdictions in Ontario.
In 2004 the AWWCA entered into a formal partnership with McMaster University and the Westdale Business Improvement Area to form the Campus Town Association. The CTA’s vision is to develop our community as the model for campus towns in Canada and ultimately to become the best campus town in North America. The AWWCA is also an active member of the Town and Gown Association of Ontario (TGAO).
We encourage you to become a member of the AWWCA, which will entitle you to vote at our meetings and to receive newsletters and optional e-mail updates. These are an excellent source of information about our community that the local newspapers do not provide and connect you to resources to help you improve your neighbourhood and quality of life. At present there are approximately 540 members, and every voice, especially yours, is important. If you wish to join, please complete a membership formand return it with the membership fee to the address indicated.