Jul 11, 2012
The new Mississauga Youth Advisory Committee Board (MYAC) announced at Council on July 4,
2012 its new name and its three-year plan to reach out to a wider youth community throughout
I congratulate the board and members past and present of MYAC for the success of this
organization, said Mayor Hazel McCallion. MYAC has provided youth with a voice in
important City matters such as our Strategic Plan, Youth Plan, Arts Task Force and the Sports
Task Force. Youth should have a strong voice at City Hall. Our future success as a City will
depend on youth becoming active and engaged in all aspects of Mississauga.
Formally known as the Mayors Youth Advisory Committee, MYAC was established 30 years ago
in 1982 as an advisory body to the Mayor and Members of Council on City issues, programs and
services that have an impact and influence on youth.
The name change and plan for future will broaden the scope of the youth-led organization
to become the umbrella group for youth in community centres, libraries and local schools,
said Mississauga Youth Plan Co-ordinator Joanne Foote. The new MYAC will be the voice for
youth across the City, connecting youth to youth in advocating for issues that matter to the
more than 145,000 young people in Mississauga.
Foote noted, since the City of Mississaugas Youth Plan was launched in January 2011, most
of the plans 46 recommendations have been put into action. The new MYAC will become the
youth-led city-wide advisory team and will be instrumental in supporting the implementation of
the Citys Youth Plan.
The Citys Youth Plan is more than a list of recommendations in a report, said
Mississauga Youth Plan Co-ordinator Joanne Foote. Its success has inspired a youth
movement in our community. MYACs transition to a city-wide youth advisory group
puts us on the right track in continuing to make youth feel welcome and engaged.
For more information about the City of Mississaugas Youth Plan and Mississauga Youth
Movement, go to the Citys website at www.mississauga.ca/youth or see us
on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mississauga-Youth-Plan/7546471778 or
905-615-3200, ext. 5319.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 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
and maintaining infrastructure.
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