HIVE Member Groups

Meet the HIVE Member Groups

HIVE is an umbrella and networking organization that works together with the following member groups across Hamilton.

City HYP

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The 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.

City of Hamilton Library Young Professionals (LYP)

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The City of Hamilton Library Young Professionals are the YPs working for HPL, planning community events and ensuring that the library is an accessible community hub for all Hamilton YPs.

Cycle Hamilton

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Formed as a registered non-profit organization in 2015, Cycle Hamilton is a member-supported group of individuals, communities, and organizations that work together to make Hamilton a place where people of all ages and abilities can safely get around by bike to all parts of the city. We strive to inspire people to ride their bikes in a growing network of connected and safe bike lanes and to create a culture of bike riding in Hamilton.

Global Hamilton Connect

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Global Hamilton Connect (GHC) enables international students and young newcomers to be fully aware of and have access to opportunities in order to live, work, and play in Hamilton.

HHCA Young Leaders Group

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The YLG provides a forum where the emerging generation of business leaders in the construction industry can get together and foster social and educational connections for the future.

Innovation Factory

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Innovation Factory (iF) is a not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centre funded by the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and located in Hamilton, Ontario. We help entrepreneurs start, grow, and succeed.

McMaster Student Success Centre

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McMaster 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.


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Rotaract 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.

Young Architects of Hamilton

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The 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.

Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals

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As 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.

Corporate Member Groups

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As your ‘plug & play’ marketing department, the Thinkr team works to build your brand at your pace, keeping to your deadlines and schedule.
Airon contributes to sustainability by controlling energy costs and maintaining equipment.
YWCA Hamilton strengthens women’s and girls’ voices, broadens their choices, builds dynamic leadership and provides essential and meaningful services that promote safe, inclusive, and equitable communities.