Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

Cole Gately


Cole Gately is a part-time instructor at McMaster University and Mohawk College, and is a faculty member at Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Leadership Institute. He works full-time in Hamilton’s homelessness sector as a community-based educator focusing on frontline workers serving Hamilton’s homeless population. Prior to this he worked for 12 years as Street Outreach Coordinator at City of Hamilton and has earned a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education and Community Development from the Ontario Institute in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.

Since the late 80s, Cole has been a community activist involved in a range of intersecting social movements, including anti-poverty, anti-racist, feminist, LGBTQ and sex worker rights.