City of Hamilton's Urban Indigenous Strategy - introducing Shylo Elmayan

Thanks to Aidan's leadership, the City of Hamilton has created a dedicated staff resource to facilitate the development of its first Urban Indigenous Strategy. The Urban Indigenous Strategy will engage, support, collaborate and celebrate Indigenous peoples in Hamilton, in light of the key recommendations from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, the Our Future Hamilton community vision and the plans and priorities to be identified by the Indigenous community. The strategy will help the City take steps towards building a better relationship with Indigenous peoples in the City and will raise awareness of Indigenous histories, knowledge and contributions among all Hamiltonians.


Shylo Elmayan, Photo Credit: Samantha Craggs of CBC Hamilton

Aidan is proud to introduce Shylo Elmayan who has taken on the role of Senior Project Manager, Urban Indigenous Strategy.  Shylo is responsible for many activities including building relationships and collaborating with the Indigenous community, promoting Indigenous cultures and programs, engaging the broader Hamilton community, advancing public education initiatives, facilitating citywide community dialogue and advancing the recommendations of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report at the municipal level.

Recent News Article:

City launches new strategy to improve supports for urban Indigenous people - CBC Hamilton January 16, 2017