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City of Mississauga Employees Raise A Remarkable $204,940 For United Way

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 Council."

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 safest city.

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