Model City Hall Hamilton
In 2018, Model City Hall expanded to Hamilton, Ontario! Model City Hall’s Hamilton division was Co-Founded by Ruby Hye and MCH Founding Partner Cassidy Bereskin.
Model City Hall Hamilton runs a free annual conference at Hamilton City Hall that aims to stimulate civic engagement amongst high school students. Students from all over the greater Hamilton area choose a committee, where they simulate Hamilton City Hall council chamber debates and collaborate to create documents that provide solutions to key municipal issues. The issues discussed and resolved correspond with recent debate items in City Hall. Councillors, Trustees, Politicians, and Non-profit leaders are invited to participate in our collaborative committees.
To date, Model City Hall Hamilton has hosted two successful conferences, with approximately 80 attendees at each. In 2019-2020, or team partnered with McMaster University, The Socrates Project, & the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion to host a conference at Hamilton City Hall in February 2020. We have also hosted students from programs including Innovative Education by LinkedKey!
Engaged 200+ youth in local politics through our conferences and Volunteer Executive Teams
Within two years of its founding, our Hamilton division partnered with McMaster University, the McMaster Department of Political Science, the McMaster Office of Community Engagement, Councillors Nrinder Nann & Maureen Wilson, MP Matthew Green, and more!
MCHH has partnered with the McMaster Department of Political Science to co-develop and co-teach a capstone political science undergraduate course called “Model City Hall Hamilton — Capstone Experimental Learning Course in Politics & Public Policy” scheduled for Winter, 2021!