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Building a Vibrant City through Grant Funding for Community and Cultural Groups

City services | February 17, 2022

On February 16, 2022, Mississauga City Council approved $4.4 million in grant funding to support community and cultural groups in Mississauga.

“Empowering our local not-for-profit organizations is an important initiative for us. We support communities and organizations that impact the public in meaningful ways through art, culture and community programs,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services. “Each year, staff review all applications in an effort to expand our cultural and recreational offerings to different communities throughout the city.”

Community Grant Program

The Community Grant program assists Mississauga-based, not-for-profit community groups by providing multi-year, annual operating and project grants to improve the quality of life for residents. The program aligns with the strategic priorities of the Recreation Division and the Parks, Forestry and Environment Division.

A total of 16 organizations will receive funding through the Community Grant program in 2022.

Approved grants:
*Represents multi-year grants with a one-year extension

  • The Riverwood Conservancy*: $331,859
  • Active Adult Centre of Mississauga*: $317,075
  • Safe City Mississauga*: $132,730
  • Mississauga Sports Council*: $114,595
  • Ecosource*: $109,683
  • Erin Mills Youth Centre*: $72,888
  • Volunteer MBC*: $38,200
  • The Dam: $30,000
  • Blooming Boulevards: $10,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel Inc.: $10,000
  • MIAG Centre for Diverse Women & Families: $10,000
  • Senior Tamils Society of Peel: $10,000
  • Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled: $10,000
  • Erin Mills Farmers Market: $10,000
  • Global 180 Students Communications Inc.: $9,985
  • Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development: $5,000

Arts and Culture Grant Program

Grant funding for this program supports emerging and established, not-for-profit, professional and community-based arts, culture and heritage organizations in Mississauga. The grant supports the development of exemplary arts and culture programs and services that improve participation, knowledge, understanding and an appreciation of arts, culture and heritage for residents of Mississauga.

A total of 30 organizations will receive funding through the Arts and Culture Grant program in 2022.

Approved grants:
*Represents multi-year funding

  • Mississauga Arts Council*: $320,000
  • Heritage Mississauga*: $290,000
  • Mississauga Symphony Orchestra*: $200,000
  • Visual Arts Mississauga*: $200,000
  • Art Gallery of Mississauga: $275,000
  • Sampradaya Dance Creations*: $140,000
  • Sawitri Theatre Group: $90,000
  • Chamber Music Society of Mississauga: $95,000
  • Canadian Arabic Orchestra: $80,000
  • Frog in Hand: $70,000
  • Mississauga Choral Society: $62,000
  • Crane Creations Theatre Company: $35,000
  • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness: $35,000
  • Mississauga Children’s Choir: $34,000
  • Mississauga Festival Choir: $30,000
  • Small Arms Society: $25,000
  • Mississauga Chinese Arts Organization: $21,500
  • Theatre Unlimited: $19,999
  • Mississauga Potters Guild: $19,500
  • Hispanic Canadian Arts & Culture Association: $19,000
  • Mississauga Festival Youth Choir: $18,000
  • Mississauga Music: $15,000
  • Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters: $15,000
  • Fashion Circuit Series: $14,500
  • Arts on the Credit Mississauga: $12,500
  • Mississauga Theatre Alliance: $10,000
  • Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation: $7,500
  • Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga Inc.: $7,500
  • Streetsville Historical Society: $4,000
  • Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble: $2,350

Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grants

Cultural traditions and celebrations are important for Mississauga residents and visitors. Grant funding in this area supports cultural programming and helps event attendees enjoy clean and safe venues.

A total of 20 festivals will receive Cultural Festivals and Celebrations funding in 2022.

Approved grants:
*Represents multi-year funding

  • Carassauga Festival*: $120,000
  • Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival*: $120,000
  • Bollywood Monster Mashup*: $120,000
  • Mosaic South Asian Heritage Festival: $105,000
  • Paint the Town Red Port Credit: $105,000
  • Mississauga Waterfront Festival: $100,000
  • Streetsville Founder’s Bread and Honey Festival: $96,602
  • Muslimfest: $50,000
  • Mississauga Italfest: $40,000
  • Malton Celebrates Canada Day: $27,200
  • Canada Day Together Festival: $19,900
  • Mississauga Latin Festival: $19,500
  • Philippine Festival Mississauga: $19,500
  • Mississauga Polish Days Festival: $19,500
  • Streetsville Christmas in the Village: $15,000
  • International Film Festival of South Asia: $15,000
  • Egyptian Coptic Festival: $7,500
  • Dragon Lion Dance Festival: $7,500
  • India Cultural Celebration -India Republic Day: $7,500
  • Afri-Car Food Festival: $2,500

Culture Project Grants

This year the grant supports cultural events, projects or activities in the community with a focus on anti-racism, anti-hate efforts and community building in Mississauga.

A total of nine groups will receive Culture Projects funding in 2022.

Approved grants:

  • Blackwood Gallery: $7,000
  • Comedy Records: $7,000
  • Crane Creations Theatre Company: $7,000
  • Frog in Hand: $7,000
  • Help Me! Projects.com: $7,000
  • Konsalcan Inc.: $5,500
  • Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters: $5,000
  • Mississauga Writers Group: $5,000
  • MonstrARTity Creative Community: $5,000

For more information about the City’s grant programs, visit mississauga.ca/grants.

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