Stakeholder Engagement

The HIEA members view all residents of the city as stakeholders and therefore use many different ways to engage the community. HIEA maintains an email contact list of interested community members and utilizes this list to send regular "e-blasts" to inform the community of activities and information from our members. HIEA produces an annual report to the community to provide details of the years activities and the previous year’s environmental performance. HIEA also hosts an annual general meeting that is open to the public where the community is encouraged to come out and meet both HIEA member representatives and other interested community members. This meeting also provides an opportunity to showcase many of the projects that are being undertaken by local environmental organizations within the community.

HIEA works with the community to fulfil its mandate through it's Community Advisory Panel (CAP). CAP acts as a link between industry, neighbourhood groups and individuals, and local environmental community-based initiatives. Regular meetings allow CAP participants and representatives of the HIEA member companies to exchange information and discuss issues of greatest concern to the community.

The CAP mandate is: To identify environmental concerns and provide support to the Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association in their pursuit of a cleaner and healthier environment for the residents of the City of Hamilton.

CAP Mandate

To identify environmental concerns and provide support to the Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association in their pursuit of a cleaner and healthier environment for the residents of Hamilton.

For further information about CAP's role within HIEA please refer to the Community Advisory Panel's Bylaws and Terms of Reference Document.

Sustainable Community Award

Hamilton's VISION 2020 honoured the Community Advisory Panel with a Sustainable Community Recognition Award in the fall of 2003. VISION 2020 is the City of Hamilton's long term vision of a vibrant, healthy, sustainable future. View the Award. See more of HIEA's Environmental Awards.

The Sustainable Community Recognition Award recognizes the vital role that the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) plays in the local community. Specifically, the criteria recognizes their hard work and commitment effectively:

  • contribute to the fulfillment of the human needs in the Hamilton community
  • support the ecological integrity of Hamilton
  • achieve active participation in the community
  • achieve equity and fairness
  • help build a better future over the long term

CAP members are dedicated to improving Hamilton's environment through their volunteer efforts. The Panel acts as a direct link between industry, neighbourhood groups and individuals and local environmental community-based initiatives.

CAP has been meeting monthly with corporate representatives of the HIEA-member companies since HIEA began, to exchange information and discuss issues of greatest concern to the community. From their ongoing discussion, CAP helps to set the directions and priorities for HIEA's activities and for individual member-companies' programs. As a result of CAP-members being well connected to other local environmental initiatives, they are well informed to make strategic decisions to help support Hamilton's ecological integrity.

Through constant focus on the mandate of HIEA to continuously improve environmental performance of industry, the CAP is helping to create a healthier environment for future generations.

CAP Meeting Schedule

CAP meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. usually in February, May and October at the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Main Office, 1330 Burlington Street East in Hamilton unless otherwise noted. The Annual General meeting is held in April with the date and location to be determined each year. The meetings are open to all citizens who are interested in attending. To assist us in planning our meetings we ask that you please let us know you are attending by email at communications@hiea.org.

Tentative CAP Meeting Schedule for 2017:

February 14, 2017

April 11, 2017 - Annual General Meeting to be held at the Spice Factory - 121 Hughson St. N

May 9, 2017 - Presentation topic: Hamilton Port Authority - Its activities and environmental initiatives, including Green Marine. 

October 10, 2017

February 13, 2018