Mar 11, 2009
In a special ceremony held today in Council, the City of Mississauga presented United Way of
Peel Region with a cheque for $204,940 - the total amount raised by City of Mississauga
employees during the City's 2008 United Way Employee Campaign.
The Employee Campaign surpassed its $180,000 goal by $24,940, which is an increase of nine per
cent over last year's total.
"This is a great honour for the City of Mississauga and we are extremely pleased to be
able to help build stronger communities and improve the quality of life for Peel
residents," said Paul Mitcham, the City's United Way Employee Campaign Leadership Team
Champion and Commissioner of Community Services. "Without question, the secret to our
success is teamwork. Everyone pitched in for this worthwhile cause, from the United Way
committee and canvassers, to the Leadership Team and our Mayor and Members of
The United Way of Peel
Region also presented the City of Mississauga with a Spirit Award for Outstanding
Leadership Giving Campaign, which is given to an organization that best exemplifies teamwork
and leadership during the fundraising campaign.
The City's Leadership Campaign helped raised over $66,000, which represents almost a third
of the total amount raised, and a 29 per cent increase from last year.
In addition to the City's non-union employees, union groups that contributed to the campaign
include: the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1572, Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 66,
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 966, International Association of Fire Fighters Local
1212, International Association Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 78, and the
United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Local 175.
The City of Mississauga has been involved in Peel Region's United Way fundraising campaign
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
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