Oct 31, 2011
On Wednesday, November 2, the City of Mississauga will welcome local Grade 9 students to
explore careers within the organization as part of the national Take Our Kids to Work Day.
The City strives to be an employer of choice and is also one of the Canadas top employers
of young people, said Human Resources director Sharon Willock. Take Our Kids to Work
Day gives us an opportunity to showcase the many career paths available at the City while
giving young people a chance to develop an appreciation for the work their family members do
The City has participated in Take Our Kids to Work for over 10 years and joins more than
75,000 participating businesses and organizations across Canada. The full-day program includes
job shadowing and visits to various City facilities.
10:30 a.m. Students learn about the many careers
in Fire Services, Animal Services and Central Library
Glass Pavilion, Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
Take Our Kids to Work was developed in 1994 in the GTA and is now active in all provinces
and territories across the country. The program is designed to help students understand the
importance of staying in school and to develop an appreciation for adult roles in making a
living and supporting a family.
For more information about the nationwide Take Our Kids to Work program, see takeourkidstowork.ca.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000
businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional
head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of
Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for
Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering
value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.
Employee Communications Advisor
Phone: 905-615-3200 x4073