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City Makes Changes to Community Group Support Program Policy

City services | March 21, 2018

The City of Mississauga has made changes to its Community Group Support Program Policy. Now referred to as the Community Group Registry Program, the revised policy helps support local non-profit community groups, including resident and ratepayers associations, minor sports associations and cultural groups, to deliver programs and services within Mississauga. The policy revisions ensure better governance, transparency and stronger financial accountability.

“With these changes, we can nurture mutually-beneficial relationships with community groups. Relationships that are fair and equitable,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. “The policy outlines criteria on how to become a Registered Group with the City. It also provides an understanding of the available benefits, such as reduced facility rental rates and permission to place mobile signs on City property, the application and approval process.”

Revisions include:

  • new registered group categories
  • an opportunity for emerging groups to access benefits by applying for developing group status
  • changes to financial audit requirements
  • changes to ensure greater transparency to members of registered groups more support for groups that may require it

To review or learn more about the Community Group Registry Program visit: mississauga.ca/portal/residents/community-groups.

Media Contact:
Karen Flores
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5053
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151