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Student Ambassador Program

If you’re a high school student who wants to be involved in your school community and earn your volunteer hours, you can apply to become a MiWay Student Ambassador.

You’ll help to promote the benefits of public transit to your peers. It’s also a great way to learn about event planning, public speaking, digital communication and leadership.

Last updated: December 1, 2020

Rank School Points
1 John Fraser Secondary School 42
1 Port Credit Secondary School 42
2 Applewood Heights Secondary School 40
2 Cawthra Park Secondary School 40
2 Erindale Secondary School 40
2 Father Michael Goetz Secondary School 40
2 Iona Catholic Secondary School 40
2 Loyola Catholic Secondary School 40
2 Meadowvale Secondary School 40
2 Mississauga Secondary School 40
2 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School 40
2 Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School 40
2 Rick Hansen Secondary School 40
2 St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Secondary School 40
2 St. Joseph Secondary School 40
2 The Woodlands Secondary School 40
2 John Cabot Secondary School 40
3 Lorne Park Secondary School 36
4 St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School 35
5 Stephen Lewis Secondary School 33
6 St. Paul Secondary School 27
7 Glenforest Secondary School 26
8 St. Martin Secondary School 25
9 St. Marcellinus Secondary School 22
10 TL Kennedy Secondary School 8
Update: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, implementation of the MiWay Student Ambassador Program has been deferred and to address the challenges created by the pandemic, the program was revised so that meetings can occur online, prizes can be distributed electronically (where possible), the addition of a tiebreaker activity (if required), to encourage Ambassador engagement and interactivity electronically, encourage continuous participation and to enable all activities to be completed online so the program is more accessible. View our Program Rules and Regulations for details.

Who can apply

You must be a registered student at a school in the Peel District School Board or Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. You can apply as an individual or as a team of two. Only one individual or team will be chosen from each school.

The application period for 2021-22 program will be from February to April 2021.

What an ambassador does

As an Ambassador, your role is to promote MiWay and help educate your peers about the benefits of public transit.

You’ll do different activities throughout the school year, like:

  • Attend online meetings
  • Create and share social media content
  • Produce videos and radio-style advertisements

View our Program Rules and Regulations

Prizes and perks

You’ll earn points for each activity you complete throughout the year. The Ambassadors who earn the most points will earn prizes like e-gift cards, Apple® AirPods, or free transit for an entire year.

Ambassadors representing the top three schools will also be recognized at a Mississauga City Council meeting. All participating schools will receive pre-loaded PRESTO cards for students.

Contact us

If you have any questions about your application or throughout the program email us at

Past winners

The winning ambassadors from previous years were:

  • Alexis John from Our Lady of Mount Carmel – 2019 to 2020
  • Kaamil Quidwai from Meadowvale Secondary School – 2018 to 2019
  • Cliantha Fernandes and Alwin George from St. Marcellinus Secondary School – 2017 to 2018
  • Shambhavi Sole and Sandy Liang from Rick Hansen Secondary School – 2016 to 2017
  • Menatalla Ibrahim from Father Michael Goetz Secondary School – 2015 to 2016
  • Jane Jomy and Uswa Zahoor from Glenforest Secondary School – 2014 to 2015
  • Nareshi Babu and Nikhita Kapoor from Stephen Lewis Secondary School – 2013 to 2014
  • Scott Hladun and Devika Matkar from Stephen Lewis Secondary School – 2012 to 2013
  • Syed Kamran and Umar Bhutta from Gordon Graydon Secondary School – 2011 to 2012
  • Miranda Pinto from Erindale Secondary School and Samriti Chand and Dhyani Patel from Port Credit Secondary School – 2010 to 2011