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City of Mississauga Employees Surpass Their United Way Fundraising Goal

Feb 14, 2008

At yesterday's City Council meeting, the City of Mississauga presented the United Way of Peel Region with a cheque for $187,895.14 - the total amount raised by City of Mississauga employees during the 2007 United Way Employee Campaign.

"Our staff is dedicated to helping to improve the quality of life of Mississauga residents through our fundraising campaign," said City Manager and CAO, Janice Baker, "Our community is going to benefit from the commitment and generosity of our staff. The City of Mississauga United Way Employee Campaign surpassed its $175,000 goal, making this year’s donation the largest ever raised by City employees," added Baker.

The United Way of Peel Region Spirit Award was presented to the City of Mississauga for its contribution to the Region of Peel’s 2007 fundraising campaign. The award for Outstanding Public Sector Joint Union Management Campaign is given to an organization that best exemplifies teamwork, leadership and involves both management and union employees.

"This is a great honour for the City of Mississauga," says Baker. "We are very proud of this achievement."

In addition to the City’s non-union employees, union groups that contributed to the campaign include: Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 66, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1212, International Association of Machinists District Lodge 78 and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1572.

"This award reflects the hard work and dedication of the City of Mississauga staff who volunteer their time and effort to this campaign," says Gary Williams, City of Mississauga Employee Campaign co-chair. "We have seen the difference we have made with the record amount of funds we have raised in the last two years. It makes you very proud to be part of it," added Jennifer Smith, City of Mississauga Employee Campaign co-chair.

The City of Mississauga has been involved in Peel Region’s United Way fundraising for more than a decade and has raised more than $1 million to date.

Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada’s safest city.

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Email:   ivana.tomas@mississauga.ca


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