News release

Conference Explores Creating Community in the Library Through Social Work

City services | December 19, 2019

Mississauga Central Library’s Open Window Hub is hosting the Creating Community Conference, a one-day opportunity to discuss and share ideas about creating community through social work at the public library.

Participants will view the feature film “The Public” (2018) in the morning. This is followed by a panel discussion hosted by Kevin Berry, Mississauga Library’s Homelessness Prevention Outreach Worker and Rahma Hashi, Toronto Public Library’s Social Worker. In the afternoon, social agencies and City staff will discuss their services for at-risk populations. Topics include public programs, City services, housing, advocacy and more.


Creating Community Conference


Central Library

301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.



Thursday, January 23, 2020

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Kevin Berry, Homelessness Prevention Outreach Worker, Mississauga Library

Rahma Hashi, Social Worker, Toronto Public Library


Registration is free


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The Library’s Open Window Hub offers help to at-risk individuals and homeless people in Mississauga who need advice and support from a qualified social worker. We put vulnerable young people and adults in touch with treatment, housing and employment services to help integrate them back into the community.



Media Contact:
Cynthia Ulba
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5051