Category Archives: Community

Now’s Your Chance – Share Your Ideas on What Can Community Services Be?

Do you have ideas or suggestions about what Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services can be in the future?

Help us continue building a city where people want to be. We’re creating long-range plans for the next five to 10 years for Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services.

Before Friday, July 7, we’re encouraging residents to share their thoughts and ideas for these plans by filling out an online survey. We want to know how we can make these services better for you. For those who complete the entire survey, there is a one in five  chance to win a $100 City of Mississauga Recreation gift card.

Information gathered from community engagement initiatives like the survey will help us make future decisions that reflect community needs, address Council priorities and enhance City services and programs.

For more information about how to provide feedback, visit mississauga.ca/yourfuture.

The Walk to Fight Arthritis

The Walk to Fight Arthritis is happening in over 40 locations on June 4, 2017. The Walk has raised over $8 million to date in the last seven years and is hosted each year to spread awareness and promote understanding about arthritis. The funds raised during the Walk help to fund imperative scientific research and each dollar brings us one step closer to finding a cure.

Address: Lakeside Park, 2268 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga
Route Options: 1km and 5km
Registration Open: 9:00 a.m.
Walk Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Lori Riddell
Phone: 647.461.0743
Email: 
mississaugawalktofightarthritis@arthritis.ca

Website: walktofightarthritis.ca 

What Can Community Services Be?


Have an idea about a library program, a City-owned recreation facility or something you’d like to see at a local park? Tell us about it. The City is creating long-range plans for the next five to 10 years for the City’s Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services.

“As Mississauga continues to grow, so does the number of residents using City-run programs, services and facilities,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services. “It’s important to understand what the community sees as priorities so we can ensure we continue to meet their needs now and in the future.”

To create these plans, input from the community will be combined with feedback from other stakeholders, targeted user groups, data and trends. Plans will address concerns about existing programs and services, align with Council priorities and investigate innovative and unique opportunities to enhance City services and programs. The Culture Division recently completed a series of public meetings focused on the future of arts and culture in the city.

Mitcham added, “Getting feedback from the community is essential when it comes to preparing service area plans. Residents and stakeholders provide a lot of great insights into understanding community priorities and needs, gaps in services or programs where funds need to be spent and ideas to consider in the future.”

Over the next 14 months, City staff will work with consultants to:
• gather insights, ideas and thoughts about the future direction for Culture, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Library and Fire & Emergency Services;
• host a number of community engagement initiatives including resident surveys, face-to-face sessions and online feedback;
• cluster information with other sources of data to drive the creation of the plans;
• reach out to the public and staff for feedback on draft plans; and
• present each plan to City Council for review and approval.

Residents interested in sharing their thoughts can do so via an online survey, email, telephone, participating in a public meeting or attending a community event. For more information about how to provide feedback, visit mississauga.ca/yourfuture.

Council Committed to Improving School Bus Safety: Mayor Crombie

Mississauga Council is pressing ahead with the use of technology that will help keep students, citizens, neighbourhoods and our streets safer, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today.

Mayor Crombie made the comments following last week’s General Committee, where Council passed a motion in support of Bill 94, Highway Traffic Amendment Act (School Bus Camera Systems), 2017  after receiving a deputation from Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR). STOPR plans and implements home-to-school transportation for approximately 65,000 students travelling to 400 school sites. Today, Council passed the resolution. Continue reading Council Committed to Improving School Bus Safety: Mayor Crombie