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

Nov 05, 2012

On Wednesday, November 7, 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 has participated in the Take Our Kids to Work program for more than 10 years,” said Human Resources director Sharon Willock.  “As one of Canada’s top employers of young people, we aim to give students an inside look at what we do and the many career paths available at the City.”

The City joins more than 75,000 participating businesses and organizations across Canada in this full-day program, including 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, Engineering 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 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 focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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