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Student Ambassador Program

Calling all high school students!

Are you ready to learn new skills, win prizes and prepare yourself for success?

The MiWay Student Ambassador program is a fun, professional, hands-on opportunity for students to represent and promote MiWay.

Apply as an individual or with a friend.

Apply Now!

Read the Official Program Rules and Regulations here.

Leaderboard

Last updated: February 18, 2020

Rank

School

Points

1 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School 55.0
2 Erindale Secondary School 51.5
3 St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School 50.0
4 John Cabot Secondary School  49.0
4 Rick Hansen Secondary School 49.0
5 Mississauga Secondary School 44.0
5 Port Credit Secondary School 44.0
6 St. Martin Secondary School 42.0
7 West Credit Secondary School 37.0
8 St. Paul Secondary School  36.0
9 Loyola Catholic Seconday School  34.0
10 Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School 29.0
11 Iona Secondary School 28.0
11 John Fraser Secondary School 28.0
11 St. Joseph Secondary School 28.0
11 T.L Kennedy Secondary School 28.0
12 Stephen Lewis Secondary School 25.0
13 The Woodlands Secondary School 22.5
14 Meadowvale Secondary School 20.5
15 Streetsville Secondary School 18.0
16 St. Francis Xavier Secondary School 16.5
17 Lorne Park Secondary School 16.0
18 Cawthra Park Secondary School 15.0
18 Glenforest Secondary School 15.0
19 St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Secondary School 14.0
20 St. Marcellinus Secondary School 13.0
21 Applewood Heights Secondary School 12.0
22 Father Michael Goetz Secondary School 10.0
23 Clarkson Secondary School  8.5

Program

The MiWay Student Ambassador Program is a fun, professional, hands-on opportunity for students to represent and promote MiWay.

Along the way, you’ll develop many skills - such as leadership, teamwork, communication, influence and community relations - that can be applied to successes later in life.

As a MiWay Student Ambassador you will work with MiWay staff to educate your school community about the benefits of public transit and promote the use of MiWay in a fun and creative way. 

You can apply with a friend or as an individual.

The MiWay Outreach Team will select one individual/pair to represent their school.

Requirements

Students applying for the program need to meet the following requirements:

  1. You are a registered student at the Peel District School Board or the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in Mississauga.
  2. You enjoy speaking with people and you’re excited to inspire your peers.
  3. You work well with others and wear your team colours with pride.

If you’re excited to grow, learn, and represent MiWay at your high school, we want to hear from you!

Tasks

As a MiWay Student Ambassador your role will be to educate your school community, online and in-person, about MiWay.

You’ll do things like:

  • Create digital content for social media channels
  • Set-up and host informational tables during lunch hours
  • Educate your school community about the benefits of MiWay
  • Engage and inspire your school community to create digital content
  • Network with MiWay staff and other MiWay Ambassadors

MiWay Ambassadors will receive points for completing tasks throughout the program. Different tasks will be weighted with different points depending on the effort they require. Prizes will be awarded along the way for certain tasks and three top prizes will go to the Ambassador/teams that accumulated the most amount of points by the end of the program. Ambassadors will be provided with promotional items and tools that they will need to complete the tasks. By the end of the program, you’ll have new skills, new experiences, and stronger self-confidence.

How will MiWay support you? Rest assured, you are not alone; the MiWay Outreach Team will be here to support you every step of the way. We want you to succeed!

Perks

As a MiWay Student Ambassador, you could:

  • Win free transit for a year
  • Earn volunteer hours
  • Win a smart watch and much, much more!

Throughout the program, prizes will be awarded for certain tasks. So not only will you earn volunteer hours, develop your skills, and grow your network, but you will also be competing for some sweet prizes!

Benefits

MiWay Student Ambassadors provide much needed MiWay service information to theirs peers, to educate them on the many benefits of taking public transit. Some of the benefits of this program to the schools include:

  • All high schools who register an Ambassador will receive pre-loaded PRESTO cards to be used at their discretion
  • An opportunity for students to earn volunteer hours
  • Recognition at a City of Mississauga Council meeting for all the participating schools and special presentation recognizing the top three schools
  • The winning high school will receive additional pre-loaded PRESTO cards to be used for student transportation

Questions?

Email us at miway.ambassador@mississauga.ca

 

Past Program Winners

  • 2018/2019 - Kaamil Quidwai – Meadowvale Secondary
  • 2017/2018 - Cliantha Fernandes and Alwin George from St. Marcellinus Secondary School
  • 2016/2017 - Shambhavi Sole and Sandy Liang from Rick Hanson Secondary School
  • 2015/2016 - Menatalla Ibrahim from Father Michael Goetz Secondary School
  • 2014/2015 - Jane Jomy and Uswa Zahoor from Glenforest Secondary School
  • 2013/2014 - Nareshi Babu and Nikhita Kapoor from Stephen Lewis Secondary School
  • 2012/2013 - Scott Hladun and Devika Matkar from Stephen Lewis Secondary School
  • 2011/2012 - Syed Kamran and Umar Bhutta from Gordon Graydon Secondary School
  • 2010/2011 - Miranda Pinto from Erindale Secondary School/Samriti Chand and Dhyani Patel from Port Credit Secondary School
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