Mayor's Advisory Council for Kitchener Seniors


The mayor's advisory council for Kitchener seniors (MACKS) is a Committee of the City of Kitchener's Community Services Department comprised of 12 Kitchener residents aged 55+, including representatives from the Rockway Centre and Downtown Community Centre Advisory Councils.

The advisory council:

  • Advises city staff and council on municipal issues related to older adults in our community and to the adults 55+ the programs provided and/or supported by the City of Kitchener.
  • Presents information on any major issues to council, with the support of our staff.
  • Is linked with local, provincial and national older-adult organizations.
  • Promotes positive image of older adults in our community.

What does MACKS do?

At monthly meetings, MACKS engages in direct dialogue with the Mayor as well as City Councillors, City department leaders and other City or Regional staff to share an older adult perspective on municipal issues, ideas and projects.

Committee members seek knowledge and awareness of current initiatives and services in the community by inviting City staff, Regional staff and community organizations to share information of relevance to older adults at various meetings throughout the term.

MACKS develops an annual work plan, which describes those projects it will pursue during the year consistent with it's Mission.

How does MACKS engage with the community?

This spring, MACKS will host the Living Well Expo - a free community event showcasing the wide range of activities and resources in our community which enable those 55+ to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. The Living Well Expo takes place Saturday May 27th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda. The event will include over 40 exhibitors, speakers, demonstrations, including the presentation of Kitchener's Senior of the Year Award.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Cormier at 519-741-2200 x 5345.

How do I get involved with MACKS?

Each summer between June-August, MACKS invites Kitchener residents aged 55+ to apply for a volunteer position with the committee. Volunteer interviews take place each August to fill committee vacancies for the new term, starting each September. Volunteers are asked to serve a three year term.n

We are looking for candidates who:

  • have an interest in providing an older adult perspective on municipal programs and services supported by the City of Kitchener.
  • are knowledgeable of local issues and opportunities of interest to adults aged 55+.
  • would like to provide a representative voice for Kitchener adults 55+ in helping to make the community a better place to live for all.


  • must be a Kitchener resident.
  • must be age 55 or over.

To apply:

Please review the volunteer role description, and forward a letter of interest and resume to Carolyn Cormier .  All applications will be kept on file, qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview following the August 8th application deadline.

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