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: Strategy Development
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.