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.
Mississauga – As part of June Seniors’ Month, Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito is once again holding her annual Seniors’ Information Fair on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Meadowvale Community Centre located at 6955 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON.
Last year over 1,000 seniors attended the fair at the Meadowvale Community Centre making it the largest yet with over 35 exhibits. This is the 5th year Saito has held the Information Fair to provide seniors in the Ward 9 community with information on a variety of topics and services.
“Our seniors today want all the information they can get and it is important that we make that information as available as possible so they can lead healthy and active lives. The Information Fair provides practical information on health services, nutrition, support for seniors living at home, safety and more.” said Saito.
Visitors to the Seniors’ Fair will enjoy free refreshments and a large number of displays and giveaways. This year more than 45 agencies and organizations are participating including:
Alzheimer Society of Peel – CARP – City of Mississauga 311 – City of Mississauga Accessibility – City of Mississauga Older Adults – CNIB – Eden Food for Change – Feng Hua Senior Association – Greensaver – Heart House Hospice – Heritage Glen – In Our Care Home Care Services – Meadowvale Seniors’ Social Club – Meadowvale Neighbours’ Café – Mississauga Fire and Emergency Service –Mississauga Halton CCAC – Mississauga Steelheads – MiWay – Ontario Seniors Secretariat – Peel Access to Housing – Peel Paramedics – Peel Regional Police –Peel Accessibility Planning –Peel Health Services – Retire-At-Home Services – Victorian Order of Nurses – Village of Erin Meadows – Sahara Seniors and many more…
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.
May 3, 2017 – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for many communities in Southern Ontario with wet weather returning Thursday, May 4. Water levels in Lake Ontario having risen approximately 40 cm since the beginning of April. Above normal precipitation and the melting winter snow pack have resulted in higher lake levels in all the Great Lakes. Elevated lake levels are expected for several months before receding.
Higher water levels increase the potential for flooding and erosion. Storms and storm surges may compound the effects and lead to shoreline flooding. Elevated water levels combined with heavy wave action have led to some erosion of natural beaches, bluffs and structures along the shoreline.
Water levels in the Credit River and other Lake Ontario tributaries have increased due to backwater from Lake Ontario.
Residents are urged to exercise caution along the shoreline and lakefront areas. Elevated lake levels combined with wave activity can make these areas dangerous.
Credit Valley Conservation staff continue to monitor weather and lake conditions and will issue public warnings as conditions warrant.
Additional information regarding current and forecasted Great Lakes water levels can be found at the following websites: