Jun 21, 2013
This week at Council, the City of Mississauga received the Gold Facilitation Impact Award in
recognition of excellence in facilitation services.
Gary Kent, director of city strategy and innovations, and Karyn Stock-MacDonald, business
and innovation coach, were present at the Council meeting to receive the prestigious award from
the International Association of Facilitators.
The Gold Facilitation Impact Award recognizes exceptional facilitation services, along with
the positive and measurable impacts that were yielded through those collaborative
International Association of Facilitators
The mission of the IAF is to promote, support and advance the art and practice of
Facilitation is a profession rapidly taking its unique place alongside those of consulting
and training. The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) was formed by a group of
professionals desiring an avenue for interchange, professional development, trend analysis and
peer networking. Since its beginnings in 1994, the IAF has grown to over 1200 members in more
than 63 countries. IAF members work in government, non-profit, educational, community, and
corporate environments and hold positions as consultants, teachers, in-house facilitators,
negotiators, organisational specialists, coaches, and more.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than
54,000 businesses, including more than 60 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 focusing on delivering services, implementing its
Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
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