MEDIA ALERT: Quality of Life in Mississauga - All Candidates Meeting

For immediate release
September 3, 2010


Information Forum focused on:
> short- and long-term needs of the social services sector in Mississauga
> gaps in current services
> provincial funding formula


All Mississauga candidates seeking Mayoral and Councillor office in the
upcoming 2010 Municipal Election, their campaign teams, and local media


Tuesday, September 7, 2010 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Bank of Montreal Room, Mississauga Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga


Peel Children’s Centre and Nexus Youth Services, in collaboration with the United Way of Peel Region, the Fair Share for Peel Task Force, and other community partners.


* Humphrey Mitchell, Peel Children’s Centre & Nexus Youth Services (moderator)
* Sylvia Leal, PLASP (childcare sector)
* Rav Bains, Peel Children’s Aid Society (child welfare sector)
* Paul Mannell, Peel Children’s Centre (children’s mental health sector)
* Karen Anslow, Nexus Youth Services (youth services sector)
* David Killins & Andrew Thompson, Community Living Mississauga (developmental services sector)
* Ray Applebaum, Peel Senior Link (older adult services sector)
* Shelley White, United Way of Peel Region


7:00 pm Refreshments/networking
7:10 pm Brief presentations from each sector
7:50 pm Question and answer period
8:20 pm Closing remarks

While Mississauga is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, provincial funding of social services has not kept pace with this rapid population increase. Candidates will hear of challenges their constituents face daily accessing services like childcare, children’s mental health treatment, or seniors supports.


For more information or to schedule an interview:

Carol Kotacka, Fair Share for Peel Task Force
416-845-0764 or

Mora Thompson, Peel Children’s Centre
905-795-3507 or



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