• City of Hamilton
  • Hamilton Community Foundation
  • Wesley Urban Ministries
  • Cubicle Fugitive
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton
  • HPO Kids
  • An Instrument for Every Child
  • YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
  • Hamilton Food Share
  • Freewheelin' Concerts
  • United Way
  • Hamilton Music Awards
  • Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
  • Real McCoys
  • YWCA

Report to the Community

Each year, we publish a Report to the Community in The Hamilton Spectator. Have a look at our most recent publication here. It is filled with some of our activities and accomplishments for the year, and every year we try and top it!

About SpecKids Unlimited

SpecKids Unlimited is the umbrella for all of The Hamilton Spectator’s philanthropic efforts, including The Summer Camp Fund, the Jeff Dickins Memorial Award and Kids in the Community, our employee-driven initiative.


Change Challenge

Change Challenge

what is it?

Have you got a fabulous idea to help make kids in Hamilton happier or healthier? SpecKids Unlimited is offering a grant of up to $25,000 to a person or organization with an outstanding project to improve the lives of children in our community. .

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how do i do it?

If you know of a brilliant way to help kids in The Hamilton Spectator’s readership area then you should apply! Our SpecKids team will sort through the applications and narrow the list down to the five submissions we feel will most benefit children in this area.

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who wins?

We will publish submissions from five finalists both in The Spectator and on Then we will let Spectator readers help decide who gets the money by allowing you to vote on your favorite idea from among the finalists. You can help promote your favorite idea by getting the word out so people visit and vote for your cause!

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The Summer Camp Fund

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The Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund is used to provide camperships to children whose families could not otherwise financially afford the cost of summer camp for their youngsters.  The funds raised by The Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund are distributed to day and overnight camps in our community. The Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund is a partnership project between Hamilton Community Foundation and The Hamilton Spectator.


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