The Healthy City Stewardship Centre (HCSC) is aimed at bettering the health of the people of
Mississauga. In 2004, after many years of collaboration between the City of Mississauga
and the University of Toronto at Mississauga, key organizations in the city came together
to collectively work toward improvements in local health.
Walk Mississauga, Cycle Mississauga:
With combined funding from the provincial government (Healthy Community Fund grant) and the
Ontario Trillium Foundation, research was undertaken to spatially analyze one community within
Mississauga, with a significant immigrant newcomer demographic, to determine assets and
barriers that influence the participation in walking and cycling, and make specific
recommendations to mitigate barriers that were identified. The neighbourhood of Cooksville was
chosen and the process undertaken was 'community asset mapping' in which spatial
analysis was utilized.