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Russ Pooley Recieves Newcomer Champion Award

City of Mississauga's Community Development Co-ordinator Russ Pooley was awarded the Newcomer Champion Award from the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat on behalf of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.  Russ provides valuable support to numerous ethnic groups and individuals across Mississauga and is very involved with Carassauga, the Malton Festival, Sash Begat Festival, the Can-Sikh Festival and many more.

The Ontario Newcomer Champion Award recognizes individuals and groups who have made a difference in their community and province through active citizenship and engagement. Award recipients are champions of voluntarism, proud supporters of newcomers, and advocates of greater social and civic inclusion.