Community Recognition

The City of Mississauga’s Community Recognition Program (one-year pilot) provides the opportunity to recognize and celebrate special occasions and events which foster a spirit of community, celebrate Mississauga’s diverse cultures and contribute to enriching the quality of life in Mississauga.

Organizations can request recognition in the form of either a flag raising or lighting of the Civic Centre clock tower.

Please note:

  • Flag raising requests must be submitted at least six weeks in advance.
  • Lighting requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance.
  • Organizations can select only one recognition option (flag raising or lighting) per year.
  • Requests must be made annually; they will not carry over year after year.

Recognition items are issued at the discretion of the City of Mississauga. Requests will be reviewed and evaluated in the order they are received.

Types of recognition:

Flag Raisings

The City of Mississauga will raise flags for community/non-profit groups and organizations that meet the criteria in the Community Recognition policy. The requestor will be responsible to provide the flag.

Flag raisings will be done on a flag pole designated by the City on the Mississauga Celebration Square and digitally on the Mississauga Celebration Square screens, as available and in rotation with scheduled programming. Flags raised will remain in place for one day (up to 24 hours).

View our full list of City flag raisings

Request a flag raising →

Clock Tower Lighting

Community/non-profit groups and organizations requesting the City’s Clock Tower be lit are required to make a deputation to Council* to seek the approval of the Mayor and Members of Council.

For community/non-profit groups who have had a lighting approved in a previous year, a deputation is welcome but not necessary. If Council has previously approved a clock tower lighting for your group, you can send your request to

Lightings will occur for one evening and will take place on the requested date as per the direction provided by Council.

View our full list of clock tower lightings

Request a deputation →

*Please note there are no Council meetings during the months of July and August.