As Associate Director (Community Engagement), Jim collaborates with governments, senior serving organizations, seniors and other key stakeholders in Manitoba, in Canada and internationally, to foster effective partnerships in support of the work of the Centre.
For over 30 years Jim provided leadership for the Government of Manitoba in community and regional development, recreation and health promotion. For ten years, he led their Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat, addressing a wide range of complex policy issues across government and with the broader community.
Through an executive interchange, Jim spent two years as a Special Advisor to the Public Health Agency of Canada, consulting with provincial and territorial governments on healthy aging and age-friendly communities. He continues to sit on the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Committee in developing their global network of age-friendly cities and communities.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts (Recreation Administration) from the University of Alberta, a Masters Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a second Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management, both from the University of Oregon.
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Seniors want their voices heard
Winnipeg Free Press online
Jim Hamilton is the associate director for community engagement at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Aging. Referring to last year’s federal election and the upcoming general election, he said, "What’s really important is creating a dialogue . . . and these issues impact everybody. I think the election is an opportunity to raise that awareness." Seniors Vote 2016 has sent letters detailing its concerns to the province’s three major political parties...