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What is the MiWay Student Ambassador Program?
The MiWay Student Ambassador Program is a fun, creative and educational program that provides a great opportunity for Mississauga's high school students to educate their school community about the benefits of public transit. MiWay Ambassadors are volunteers and have to be registered at either a Peel District School Board or Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board high school in Mississauga. These Ambassadors are representatives that act as bridge between MiWay and their schools.
Once selected by MiWay staff (with input from school administration), the Ambassadors receive a toolkit of transit information and promotional items, along with assistance and training from the MiWay Marketing staff to ensure each Ambassador successfully completes the program.
A Final Program Report will be submitted by each Ambassador/Ambassador team at the end of the program. Thesesubmissions will be evaluated by MiWay Marketing staff based on the following criteria: creativity, relevance, uniqueness and the overall quality.
Who can be an Ambassador?
Students applying for the program need to fulfill the following requirements:
Registered student at either the Peel District School Board or the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in Mississauga
Knowledgeable about MiWay
Excellent communication and planning skills
Computer and digital media skills
What will I do as an Ambassador?
As a MiWay Student Ambassador you will work with MiWay staff to educate your school community during school hours about the benefits of public transit and promote the use of MiWay in a fun and creative way.
Why should I be an Ambassador?
There are many reasons to be a MiWay Student Ambassador!
Have a chance to win FREE transit for a year
Represent your school and get involved in the community
Receive a toolkit with amazing goodies and learn about public transit
Develop skills such as leadership, team building, communication and project management skills to excel in and out of school
Meet and network with MiWay staff
Great opportunity to earn volunteer hours;
Win many cool prizes while being creative and having fun
Form a team (one or two students per team), complete and submit the online application form
Applications are reviewed and evaluated by MiWay staff
Email notifications are sent to all the successful applicants
End of November
Kickoff Party is scheduled for the Student Ambassadors
Why should my high school be part of the MiWay Student Ambassador Program?
MiWay Student Ambassadors receive training from MiWay’s Outreach Team throughout the program and are provided with up-to-date information about MiWay services. These Student Ambassadors provide much needed MiWay service information to theirs peers, to educate them on the many benefits of taking public transit.
All high schools who register an Ambassador will receive pre-loaded PRESTO cards to be used at their discretion
Opportunity for students to earn volunteer hours
Informed MiWay Student Ambassadors providing much needed public transit information to students
The winning high school will receive more pre-loaded PRESTO cards to be used for student transportation
Recognition at a City of Mississauga Council meeting for all the participating schools and special presentation for the winning school
Past Program Winners
Congratulations to Cliantha Fernandes and Alwin George from St. Marcellinus Secondary School for winning the 2017-2018 MiWay Student Ambassador Program
Above is a photo of Acting Mayor and Ward 4 Councillor John Kovac, second from left, and Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson, far right, present Cliantha Fernandes, centre left, and Alwin George, centre right, Transit Director Geoff Marinoff, far left, and School Principal Frank Furgielle, back left and Vice Principal Daniella Gizz, back and centre, as well as School Trustee Luz Del Rosario, back and far right.
Congratulations to Edrine Marie Yumang and Imudia Alexander from Iona Catholic Secondary School for winning the 2017-2018 Bus Wrap Design Contest.
Above is a photo of the Acting Mayor and Ward 4 Councillor John Kovac, and Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras, Edrine Marie Yumang and Imudia Alexander along with Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit, and Iona Catholic Secondary School Vice-Principal Genya Woloshyn.
Congratulations to Shambhavi Sole and Sandy Liang from Rick Hanson Secondary School for winning the 2016-2017 MiWay Student Ambassador Program.
Above is a photo of the winners accepting certificates from Ward 6 Councillor Ron Star, second from left, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, centre right, their Vice Principal, Tyler McLeod, far left, and Mary-Lou Johnston, MiWay Manager Business Development, far right.
Congratulations to Kathleen Karunakaran and Jessica Tran from Port Credit Secondary School for winning the 2016-2017 Bus Wrap Design Contest.
Above is a photo of the winners accepting certificates from Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey, left, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, second from right, and Mary-Lou Johnston, MiWay Manager Business Development, far right.
Congratulations to Menatalla Ibrahim from Father Michael Goetz Secondary School was named 2015/16 MiWay Student Ambassador of the Year for her dedication and creative ways of spreading the word about riding on MiWay.
Program Runner-ups: Kevin Chan and Rushi Gajaria from Gordon Graydon school.
Bus Wrap Design Contest Winners: Sam Yu & Adrian Aliu from Glenforest Secondary School.
Congratulations to Jane Jomy and Uswa Zahoor from Glenforest Secondary School for winning the 2014/15 MiWay Student Ambassador Program. Watch their video submission here.
Above is a photo of Chris Fonseca - Ward 3 Councillor, Jane Jomy - Ambassador, Matt Mahoney - Acting Mayor, Uswa Zahoor - Ambassador of Glenforest Secondary School and George Carlson - Ward 11 Councillor.
Congratulations to Nareshi Babu and Nikhita Kapoor from Stephen Lewis Secondary School for winning the 2013/14 MiWay Student Ambassador Program. Watch their video submission here.
Above is a photo of Geoff Marinoff - Director of Transit, George Carlson - Ward 11 Councillor, Sue McFadden - Ward 10 Councillor, Nikhita Kapoor - Ambassador, Nareshri Babu - Ambassador and Loi Lam - Vice Principal of Stephen Lewis Secondary School.