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 residents 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 form and return it with the membership fee to the address indicated.

Perhaps you have seen our sign in the windows of houses in the area and have wondered what it means. It is a way of raising our profile in the community, to let others know that we care about our community and to encourage others to care as well. You are encouraged to display a Because We Care sign in your window; please request one in the space provided on your membership form.

Joining the AWWCA may well be the easiest way for you to stay informed about neighbourhood issues and to have a way to participate. Many members have experienced positive results by working together to deal with their concerns, rather than trying to solve them on their own.

The AWWCA board of directors holds its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. Members and guests are welcome to attend by prior arrangement. By becoming involved with your community, you have the opportunity to promote positive change, improve the quality of life for all, and feel good about what you have accomplished. Please contact us at contact@awwca.ca for the meeting location and information.

General inquiries can be sent to contact@awwca.ca

Mailing Address:
1063 King Street West, Suite 221
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4S3


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