Jun 12, 2008
At General Committee yesterday, staff presented a report entitled Our Future
Mississauga: Community Engagement and Directions detailing the outcomes of the Our
Future Mississauga Be Part of the Conversation initiative. Staff also announced
plans to hold an Open House on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, to launch the formal public input phase
for the new Strategic Plan.
The communitys ideas of thinking big about the future of our city has
transformed into strategies to shape the Citys future direction, said Bruce Carr,
director, Strategic Planning & Business Services. As a result, today we have
presented new directions for the Strategic Plan to position Mississauga as a world class city
of the 21st century.
According to the report, five Strategic Pillars for Change have been identified to give
structure and direction to the new Strategic Plan. These pillars were further refined by
stakeholders and staff based on community feedback:
1. Developing a transit oriented city
2. Ensuring youth, older adults and news immigrants thrive
3. Completing our neighbourhoods
4. Cultivating creative and innovative businesses
5. Living green
The report details the five phases of the Our Future Mississauga Be Part of the
Conversation initiative. The initiative, which was intended to involve the community in
developing a new vision for the city, was the largest community engagement initiative in
Mississaugas history, connecting with almost 100,000 people since the campaigns
launch in June 2007.
A wide variety of stakeholders representing a broad spectrum of the community engaged in a
conversation about the future of Mississauga. Ideas, suggestions and comments were
collected through stakeholder interviews, community and staff meetings, Big Idea puzzle
pieces, the website, speaker series, Rogers TV series and the visioning symposium.
In the spirit of continuing to engage the community, the directions for the Strategic
Plan will be presented to the public for review and comment at the Open House later this
month, added Carr.
The Our Future Mississauga Open House will take place in the Great Hall of the Civic Centre on
Tuesday, June 24, 2008:
2 to 4 p.m. presentation at 2 p.m.
6:30 to 9 p.m. presentation at 7 p.m.
For more information please visit www.conversation21.ca or call 905-615-3200 ext. 2100.
Comments received will be consolidated and presented to Council along with the final Strategic
Plan and implementation plan for formal approval this fall.
Mississauga is Canadas 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 Canadas safest city.
Senior Communications Advisor, Community Services
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5051