Member Groups

City HYP

City HYP logoThe City of Hamilton Young Professionals (City HYP – pronounced “hip”) is a group of young professionals that work for the City of Hamilton. City HYP is focused on three areas: education, fun and charity. For more information, contact Andy Zimmerman at


Clic yellow logoCLiC is an arm of the AGH (Art Gallery of Hamilton) specifically targeted towards the young art connoisseur in Hamilton. CLiC hosts several fun events throughout the year that are frequently attended by members of HIVE. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

Emerging Health Leaders

Emerging Health Leaders is a community of leaders focused on bringing innovative networking, development events and leadership opportunities specifically tailored for young, eager emerging health leaders. It is a network for health professionals, by new health professionals. A community forum for the growing population of young health professionals in Hamilton and surrounding area. Check out their website and Twitter account.


fuse_logoFUSE is a dedicated, dynamic group of young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s who meet monthly. They are united by a common goal of fundraising for important Hamilton Health Sciences projects and equipment items. This is accomplished by hosting fundraising events and other networking initiatives, which in turn allow individuals to experience philanthrophic involvement and volunteer leadership. Read more about this group by clicking here: Facebook page


GenNext of Burlington & Hamilton is a team of dynamic young professionals who are passionate about driving social change. Our goal is to encourage young professionals to better understand the social issues that exist in our community and to inspire them to do something about it. We operate as a committee of the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton and ultimately seek to build a stronger Burlington and Hamilton through meaningful volunteering, fundraising and advocacy efforts.  Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

Global Hamilton Connect

Global Hamilton Connect - smallGlobal Hamilton Connect aims to enable international students and young newcomers to find opportunities and thrive in Hamilton. GHC strives to connect them to resources and networks that will increase their chances to succeed, thereby strengthening the welfare of the City of Hamilton. Additionally, GHC showcase employment and volunteer opportunities by facilitating partnerships with local organizations and employers. GHC also creates a space for international students and young newcomers to network, support each other, and mutually enhance their community experiences in Hamilton. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

Hamilton Freelancers Association

Hamilton Freelancers AssociationThe Hamilton Freelancers Association is a group with the goal of connecting independent creative professionals and those wanting to learn how to start their own freelance consulting businesses in the Hamilton area. The group organizes meetup and workshop events, giving freelancers the opportunity to learn new skills, collaborate on projects, network, and support each other in our entrepreneurial journeys. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

Hamilton Media Guild

hamilton_media_guild_logo_500Hamilton Media Guild (HMG) is a local platform that aims to connect both emerging young professionals and media industry experts to explore and develop leadership potential in their field. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

HHCA Young Leaders Group

The YLG consists of individuals from the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA) member organizations, who volunteer their time, expertise and motivation to the YLG Mission. The members work together as ambassadors of the young HHCA membership, discussing up-to-date industry practices, trends and experiences, while developing professional and social opportunities to share information, networking, continued education and community service. Read more about the group on their website and make sure to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.


HPO GOhpoGO is a program that engages and stimulates young patrons and professionals with the arts and classical music. hpoGO offers the under 35 crowd opportunities to engage with the HPO through the Young Patrons Circle membership program, discounted concert tickets, invitations to special events and special programming to learn more about orchestral music. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

Innovation Factory

Innovation FactoryInnovation Factory connects and enables collaborations between science, business, government, academia or finance to accelerate innovation & amplify the impact of new ideas/discoveries. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website


mac10Mac10 offers engaging and informative programs to fulfill the professional, intellectual and social needs of McMaster graduates of the last ten years. Mac10 is run by the McMaster Alumni Association, and our events are open to interested community members as well as McMaster alumni. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

McMaster Student Success Centre

Mac Student Success Centre - smallMcMaster Student Success Centre engages students and alumni in diverse learning opportunities to support their academic, personal and professional growth. Our vision is to be a recognized centre of excellence that inspires all McMaster students to know themselves, explore their potential and contribute to the prosperity of their community. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

Mohawk Young Alumni Connections

MYACLogoMYAC is a group of self-identified young alumni who advocate for young alumni programming and who volunteer their time to assist the Office of Alumni Relations deliver young alumni events and other activities on behalf of the Mohawk College Alumni Association. Our events are open to interested community members as well as Mohawk Alumni. MYAC also brings the voice of recent graduates and young alumni to the Mohawk College Alumni Association Advisory Council. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website


oggiThis group is open to Italian and Non-Italian professionals alike. With events that ensure active membership they are providing the world with a unique prospective on Entrepreneurship, and that is one of humble beginnings and inclusion in the professional world. For more information, contact Mike Marini at

PLatform 302

Platform 302Platform 302’s mission is to serve as a hub for economic growth in the community and to be the premier location for young companies in Hamilton to operate a business. We offer a community for young entrepreneurs and businesses to learn, collaborate, succeed and grow. Read more about this group by clicking here:Website


RotaractRotaract is an international organization of service clubs for youth aged 18-30 (students as well as professionals) who believe they can make a difference. Rotaract clubs provide an opportunity for young adults to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development to address the physical needs of their communities and to promote better relations between all people world-wide through a framework of friendship and service. It fosters leadership and responsible citizenship, encourages high ethical standards in business and promotes international understanding and peace. Through community and international service projects, Rotaractors help improve the lives of the people around them. In so doing they develop leadership skills and professional skills and establish a network of friends. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

Strive Consulting

Strive ConsultingStrive Non-Profit and Social Enterprise Consulting provides community engagement opportunities for young professionals to support the development of the Hamilton community while at the same time building their professional skills and network. Strive is taking on innovative engagements with NFP and SE clients in the Greater Hamilton Area to increase the sustainability of these organizations. The role of the consultant is to support the effective delivery of project outcomes through both independent and team-based work. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

Sustainability Professionals Network

HSPN smallThe SPN hopes to engage both individuals and groups that work in or study the field of sustainability and provide networking opportunities so that we can collaborate on projects and potentially develop new projects together in order to further sustainability in Hamilton. Read more about this group by clicking here: Website

HHHBA U40 Young Professionals

As the young professional branch of the HHHBA, U40 Young Professionals was created to allow the next generation of the residential construction and renovaton industries in Hamilton-Halton to network, collaborate, and become active members of our association. Expand your network and meet other young professionals within our industry. Follow this group on Twitter.

Young Architects of Hamilton

YAH 2015 LogoThe Young Architects of Hamilton focus is to represent and promote the young and aspiring members of the architectural community in Hamilton. As well as to engage with the city at large by organizing events that educate the public about Hamilton’s bright architectural future. For more information, contact Meg Galachiuk at

YEP! Hamilton

yep_logo_newAs a division of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce this group is highly focused on the professional development of it’s members. There is an active networking element to their meetings and a real sense of community is established immediately. Read more about this group by clicking here: Facebook page


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