Contact: Jane Blums
Hamilton AM
Regular Meeting Location
William's Fresh Cafe, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton

Jay Carter is the Hamilton Program Manager with Evergreen – a national non-profit and charity organization that works to enable flourishing cities. As a transplant from rural Nova Scotia about a decade ago, Jay is now a proud downtown Hamiltonian, committed to engaging others on the importance of sustainable and inclusive development in our cities and neighbourhoods.

In his work at Evergreen, Jay strives to build community capacity and to help others achieve their goals - transforming existing local ideas into action. Through programs like 100in1Day Hamilton and the animation and operation of a shared, low-barrier community space at 294 James Street North, Jay has engaged tens of thousands of residents and stakeholders to implement hundreds of different initiatives addressing urban naturalization, public art, affordable housing, community engagement, West Harbour redevelopment, and active transportation. 

Prior to joining the Evergreen team, Jay helped in establishing the Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network, Environment Hamilton’s Bicycle Air Monitoring Program, and the City of Hamilton’s ‘Hamilton Engagement Committee’ and has held a variety of positions with the City of Hamilton, McMaster University, and regional non-profits.