Optimist Club of Hamilton - Bringing out the best in youth

The Optimist Club of Hamilton

The Hamilton Optimist club is a community service organization dedicated to "Bringing out the best in children". We’ve been working with kids in Hamilton since 1924. Optimist clubs are members of a worldwide service organization dedicated to serving the youth in their communities.

The purpose of the Optimist Club of Hamilton is to develop “Optimism” as a philosophy of life and to aid and encourage the youth of our community. 

We are a group of people that care about kids. Our members include people from every aspect of our community: business, civil service, social, educational, cultural, retirees and even young people. The club is open to all adults. Below is a photo of our 2017-18 Board.

Are you in good standing in the community, have integrity and a heart for serving kids? Come join us! We’d love to meet you as our guest at our meetings.

Hamilton Optimist Club Meeting
Scout House
 375 James Street South
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 3B9


  • VOLUNTEER Are you interested in joining our team so that you can Bring Out the Best in Kids in your community? For more information, click here.
  • PROGRAMSThe Hamilton Optimist Club runs many events during the year. Our events include an awesome Spring Dinner/Dance,  challenging Popsicle Stick Bridge contest, Ride for Dad and more! Click here to learn more about our events and how you can get involved.
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