News release

Celebrate Canada with the 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge

Entertainment and activities | January 27, 2017

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by giving back in Mississauga. Join the 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge. The Challenge is a nation-wide movement with the goal to encourage Canadians to volunteer 150 hours of their time in 2017.

“I have always believed that to be Canadian, is to be confident and compassionate,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I encourage you to show your compassion by volunteering your time and talent as part of the Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge – a nation-wide call to action.”

Register online for the challenge and start logging your hours at

Why volunteer?

Volunteering offers tremendous benefits not only for the community but also for the volunteer. Engaging in satisfying volunteer work can help you reduce stress, develop new friendships, learn new skills and even advance your career.

Looking for ways to volunteer?

  • Visit for more information about how you can get involved in the City including volunteer opportunities in Recreation, Parks and Forestry, Culture, Library and more.
  • Contact local organizations. From the food banks to Credit Valley Hospital and The Riverwood Conservancy, there are many community groups looking for your help.
  • Connect with Volunteer Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon (Volunteer MBC), a local volunteer centre that matches volunteers with organizations who need help. (

The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge is one of the many ways Mississauga is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. For more information on Mississauga’s Canada 150 events and programs, visit

Audrey Holt
Communications Advisor – Canada 150
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 3899
TTY: 905-896-5151