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City of Mississauga Welcomes Grade Nine Students for National Take Our Kids to Work Day

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 Canada’s 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 here.”

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.

Photo Opportunity

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

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.


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