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Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee Presents Second Annual Youth Summit

Oct 16, 2007

Mayor Hazel McCallion, members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) and special guests will gather together for MYAC’s Second Annual Youth Summit.  The day-long event gives young people in the City, ages 12 to 18 years old, a chance to address issues such as substance abuse, racism and discrimination, health, and bullying and violence. Students attending the event have been invited based on recommendations from their school principal.

Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive      

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
9 a.m.
Keynote speech following opening remarks

Photo Opportunity:               
Mayor McCallion & keynote speaker Andy Thibodeau

Hosted by MYAC along with community partners the Peel District School Board, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel Regional Police, this conference will feature workshops for young people from Mississauga schools giving them a chance to voice their opinions and concerns on the future of our City. A report will be created and distributed to participants following the Summit. 

“It’s so important to meet with our young people and listen to them.  They know what the challenge are and I believe that they are ready to work with the community to find solutions and make a positive difference,” said Mayor McCallion.

“We are so fortunate to be able to come together and share our experiences,” said MYAC chair Sameer Mian.  “We are thrilled to be a part of what has now become a tradition in Mississauga.”

“School boards have a key role to play in helping our students grow and mature by providing positive role models and opportunities to learn,” said Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Chair Bruno Iannicca.  “This is one of those opportunities.”

“We are delighted to be a part of this Summit for the second year in a row,” said Peel District  School Board Chair Janet McDougald.  “It’s a great opportunity to have so many students in the City come together in a positive way.”

Event sponsors include the Mandarin Restaurant, Pizza Pizza, Sharp Electronics, Enersource, Hershey Canada, Pepsi, McDonald’s, the Mississauga Central Library, AstraZeneca, Cadillac Fairview, Medtronic, RBC Financial, Streetsville Overseas Veterans Club, Primex, Confidence Bound Magazine and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

For more information on the Summit, please contact Carol Horvat, Mayor’s Office at 905-615-4030.

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