• City Provides Additional Financial Assistance for Taxpayers during COVID-19

    May 6, 2020

     

    Today, Council unanimously agreed to provide further financial assistance to taxpayers to help ease financial pressures as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 by:

    • deferring final tax instalments for 90 days
    • stopping late payment charges and fees related to tax payment requests for changes

     

    Council previously provided cash flow assistance by deferring the April to June interim tax instalment dates by 90 days and is again asking all landlords to pass this additional financial relief on their tenants.

     

    “We are doing what we can as a City to provide as much relief to residents and businesses as possible,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Today’s decision to defer property tax instalments and waive penalty fees will help taxpayers recovering from the shock of this crisis manage their cash flow in a difficult time. As a City, we do not have the financial resources of the federal and provincial governments to offer full relief, but we are doing what we can within our power while remaining financial prudence.”

     

    The City of Mississauga is looking at all options available for recovering and balancing its 2020 operating and capital costs as a result of the impacts from COVID-19 and as required by-law.

     

    “With the support and approval of Council, we are working to try and ease some of the economic impacts and financial hardships being faced by many families and businesses in Mississauga as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “At the same time, we are carefully monitoring the City’s operating and capital budgets and identifying opportunities for cost avoidance, including potentially deferring some of our capital spending this year. We are thankful to both the Region of Peel and the Government of Ontario for deferring the upper-tier and education tax payments which is greatly assisting the City during this challenging time. We are however, still facing significant revenue shortfalls. We need and are seeking, financial assistance from both the provincial and federal governments.”

     

    Interim Tax Payment Schedules

     

    As decided at the March 20 meeting of Council, interim property tax payments were deferred for 90 days. Notices were distributed to taxpayers at the end of March.

     

    1. Regular Instalment Payments

    For those paying by regular instalment, interim property tax payments of April 2 and May 7 were deferred to July 2 and August 6.

     

    New Interim Payment Schedule Due Dates July 2, 2020 August 6, 2020

     

    1. Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments

    For those paying by monthly pre-authorized payments with the City, interim property tax payments in April, May and June were deferred to July, August and September.

     

    Residential and Non-Residential
    New Interim Payment Schedule Due Dates July 2020 August 2020 September 2020

     

    Final Tax Payment Schedules

     

    The timing of final tax payments for residential and non-residential property owners will depend on their chosen method of payment and if they continued with their interim tax payments as originally billed.

     

    1. Regular Instalment Payments

    Final tax payments have been deferred by 90 days for taxpayers currently paying by instalments. Payments will now be made in October, November and December.

     

    Residential and Non-residential
    New Final Payment Schedule Due Dates

    – final tax instalments

    October 1, 2020 November 5, 2020 December 3, 2020

    For residential properties, final tax instalments would normally be due in July, August and September.

    For non-residential properties, final tax instalments normally would be due as one single payment in August.

     

    1. Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments – Interim Payments were Deferred

    For taxpayers who had monthly withdrawals deferred, final payments will be made in three equal withdrawals one in October, one in November and one in December.

     

    Residential and Non-Residential
    New Final Payment Schedule Due Dates

    – if Interim tax payments were deferred

    October 2020 November 2020 December 2020
      Withdrawal payment Withdrawal payment Withdrawal payment

     

    1. Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments – Payments Continued

    Taxpayers who have chosen to continue to make regular monthly payments for their interim taxes will continue with monthly withdrawals on their normal schedule.

     

    Residential and Non-residential
    Payment Schedule Unchanged

    Interim tax payments continued

    July 2020

    *residential only

     

    Monthly withdrawal

    August 2020

     

    Monthly withdrawal

    September 2020

     

    Monthly withdrawal

    October 2020

     

    Monthly withdrawal

    November 2020

     

    Monthly withdrawal

    December 2020

     

    Monthly withdrawal

     

    Property assessment is determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). These assessments are updated every four years and increases are phased-in over a four-year period. The last re-assessment was conducted in 2016. The next MPAC reassessment was planned to be completed this year for the 2021 taxation year; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Ontario postponed the assessment update. This means the property assessment used for the 2021 tax year will be the same as the 2020 tax year.

     

    In addition, to the COVID-19 assistance, the City of Mississauga is also continuing with its annual tax rebate for low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities. For 2020, the annual rebate has been increased to $436.

     

    Read the full report: 2020 Final Levy Taxation Addressing COVID-19 Impacts

     

    Learn more about the City of Mississauga’s taxes and assessment processes.

     

  • Stay Positive, Active and Entertained with Mississauga’s Virtual Programs

    May 6, 2020

    The City of Mississauga offers a range of online activities during COVID-19 to help every member of the household stay positive, active and entertained at home.

    “We understand it is difficult to keep everyone busy and active as we all continue to stay at home and practise physical distancing,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “That’s why we have put together a range of free virtual programs and resources to help boost the physical and mental wellbeing of our residents. Keeping fit, staying healthy, and enjoying fun activities will help us maintain a positive mindset as we work to overcome this virus together.”

    Keep Fit

    Visit Mississauga Recreation for virtual fitness classes and meditation sessions, and for nutrition and lifestyle information. The first live virtual fitness class is Cardio Kick Box on May 7 at 12:15 p.m.

    Follow the #StayHomeStayActive campaign on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

    Grow a Garden

    • Starting the week of May 11, order up to three varieties of seeds from the new online Mississauga Seed Library. Simply complete the online form and the seeds will arrive by mail. Visit ca/seeds for more information.

    Enjoy Family Fun

    “As it gets harder to stay in and keep spirits up, we want to make it easier by offering virtual activities and resources everyone can enjoy,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services. “The physical and emotional well-being of all our residents is important and we encourage people of all ages to try out a fitness class, live stream a concert and have some fun with their kids or grandkids.”

    Older Adult Activities

    • Older adults can take part in a variety of virtual programs available four days each week. Residents can enjoy a yarn crafters meet-up, coffee talks, fitness breaks and weekly hot topics provided by the Mississauga Senior Centre. Participants can join via computer, tablet or phone. Follow Recreation on social media @MississaugaRec for up-to-date information.

    Be Entertained

    • Mississauga Culture and the Living Arts Centre present an #ArtsAtHomeprogram to bring the arts into the home while supporting the City’s creative communities and industries. You can live stream virtual concerts and follow @saugaculture and @livingartsctr on social media for the latest in creative news and activities.
    • Stream or download an album through Freegal with your library card, or enjoy free movies and TV shows on your digital devices through Hoopla.
    • Paramount Fine Foods Centre (PFFC) is sharing content from event partners and more. The #PFFCentreAtHome web page offers live music with scheduled live streams, Canadian sing-a-longs and playlists. Live streams include Tyler Shaw, Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, and Juanes, all of whom have performed here over the past 20 years. Their fun activity page includes virtual backgrounds to bring (PFFC) into your next online Zoom or Webex mobile meeting. Enjoy educational programs from the Harlem Globetrotters, and colouring pages and origami from Baby Shark Live! New content is added regularly and shared across @PFFCentre social media channels.
    • Watch “Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope” at 7 p.m. on May 8 via Facebook Live on Mississauga Arts Council’s Facebook page. Enjoy free virtual entertainment featuring 25 Mississauga-based artists singing inspirational songs.
    • Join Mississauga Library on May 15 at 7 p.m. for a talk by award-winning Canadian author Kenneth Oppel.  Starting on May 18, check out the library’s website and social media for interactive book clubs, film discussion clubs, English conversation circles and more.

    Book Corner

     

  • Tax Deferral, Online Penalty Notice Screening and Prohibiting Fireworks

    City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response Continues: Tax Deferral, Online Penalty Notice Screening and Prohibiting Fireworks

    COVID-19 | May 6, 2020

    Today, Council approved further actions in response to COVID-19 including, tax deferral, allowing online administrative penalty screening and prohibiting the sale and use of fireworks.

    “Mississauga continues to run efficiently and deliver key services in the face of this pandemic,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “That includes continuing to take measures to keep Mississauga safe and provide cash flow relief to our residents. Prohibiting fireworks is the right thing to do at this time to help discourage large groups from gathering, keep our City safe and ensure our firefighters and enforcement teams are focused on the task at hand, that’s fighting COVID-19.”

    Tax Deferral
    To provide further financial assistance to taxpayers and help ease financial pressures as a result of the impacts of COVID-19, Council agreed to postpone regular final tax instalments and eliminate late payment charges and fees related to tax payment requests for changes. The City is requesting that landlords pass the tax deferral on to their tenants. Details

    Virtual Fireworks Only
    Council voted to prohibit the sale and use of fireworks until further notice to reduce the potential for large crowds and continue to promote resident safety for the duration of the emergency related to COVID-19 as declared by the Province of Ontario and ensure existing resources are available and used for resident safety.  While fireworks are currently banned in Mississauga, please enjoy a virtual display this year with highlights from previous Mississauga firework events presented by Tim Hortons: https://youtu.be/cy7B2SL1zcc

    Three by-laws were amended to prohibit the use and sale of fireworks in Mississauga:

    1. Fireworks Residents By-law – Regulating the use of fireworks by the public including restrictions on dates, times and permit requirements.
    2. Fireworks Vendors By-law – Regulating the licensing for the ownership and operation of portable firework display units within the City.
    3. Business Licensing By-law – Regulating the licensing and sale of fireworks from inside a building (not portable).

    Online Screening Reviews of Administrative Penalties
    Council voted to amend the Administrative Penalty By-law and Licencing Administrative Penalty By-law to allow for written submissions for online screening reviews of administrative penalties. During the current Provincial Court closure period, the by-law amendments allows the screening review process to continue as an option for anyone seeking a review of their penalty notice, which was previously only allowed in-person.

    This online option will be available later this spring for the following administrative penalties related:

    For those who have already submitted requests for screening reviews, a notice will be mailed to the address that the court has on file providing the opportunity to have their dispute heard by way of online written submissions.

    For those who chose to continue with an in-person review, their matters will be dealt with once the Court offices re-open. For all new penalty notices, the defendant will be given the option of paying the penalty, or choosing an online submission or in-person review of their penalty notice.

    To stay informed on COVID-19 impacts on City services, please visit: Mississauga.ca/coronavirus.

     

    No fireworks are allowed in #Mississauga until further notice. As #VictoriaDay approaches, do not light or buy #fireworks. With emergency orders in place due to #COVID19, we want to do our part to keep our community safe. Report non-compliance to 311. http://ow.ly/Zf1f50zyZYP

     

    .@CityMississauga #COVID19 response continues keeping #Mississauga safe & providing cash flow relief: tax relief, online Administrative Penalty Screening & prohibiting the sale & use of Fireworks. http://ow.ly/Zf1f50zyZYP

     

    Link to eCity:

    https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/news/city-of-mississauga-covid-19-response-continues-tax-deferral-online-penalty-notice-screening-and-prohibiting-fireworks/

     

  • Councillor Dasko’s Spring -Summer 2020 Newsletter

  • Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope – Friday, May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

    An entrepreneur in  his own right, Ron Duquette, has taken the initiative to put together  an amazing concert of outstanding local performers from all around Mississauga.   

    His message is below and I hope you will enjoy it!                                          Stephen

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    Hi Folks,

    I hope you are all safe and sound and COVID-19 free in your homes, practising all the things we’ve been

    told to do by our leaders across the country.

    I’ve been working on a special project to stave off boredom during the COVID-19 pandemic lock down.

    Recently, great talents from around the world and across Canada have performed to thank health care

    workers and people in food supply, along with our essential service heroes, in this unprecedented time.

    After watching Andrea Bocelli deliver his magnificent live performance in the Duomo in Milan on Easter Sunday

    I got to thinking….why not here in Mississauga. That was my inspiration and “AHA” moment.

    Teaming up with my colleagues at the Mississauga Arts Council, the result is “Rise Up Mississauga” – Concert of Hope, a 40-minute virtual concert featuring some of Mississauga’s finest home grown musicians, along with our local politicians, all coming together with a message of solidarity. Two of the artists wrote original songs for this production.

    If you aren’t doing anything on Friday, May 8th at 7:00p.m. (EST) I hope you can tune in and enjoy the show.

    Stay safe everyone.

    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.

    Ron

     

    https://youtu.be/spQxyjOH-ZE

  • List of locations within the Region of Peel that have Free Public Wi-Fi. 

    Free Public Wi-fi resources:

    East Avenue Paramedics Station, 938 East Avenue **Ward1**

    Tall Pines LTC, 1001 Peter Robertson Blvd, Brampton

    Malton Village LTC, 7075 Rexwood Road; Mississauga

    Peel Manor LTC, 525 Main St N; Brampton

    Davis Centre LTC, 80 Allan Dr; Bolton

    Sheridan Villa LTC, 2460 Truscott Dr

    Mississauga-Fairview Clinic, 325 Central Parkway West

    Mississauga-Meadowvale Clinic, 6975 Meadowvale Town Centre

    Brampton-Bramalea Clinic, 150 Central Park Drive, Brampton

    Mississauga-Malton Clinic, 7205 Goreway Drive, Mississauga

    Lynch Ambulance, 55 Trueman Street, Brampton

    Streetsville Reporting Station, 2492 Thomas Street

    Tedlo Paramedics Station, 2355 Tedlo Street, Unit 4

    Mavis TransHelp / Paramedics, 3190 Mavis Road

    Rising Hill Paramedics Station, 25 Rising Hill Ridge, Brampton

    Sheridan Park Paramedics Station, 2230 Sheridan Park Drive

    Lorne Park Paramedics Station, 1188 Lakeshore Road West

  • City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response Continues: Keeping our City Moving and Safe

    Roads and Stormwater Projects Proceed, Temporary Bike Lanes Added, MiWay Protective Measures Expanded and Noise by-law Suspended for Call to Prayer

    COVID-19 | April 29, 2020

    Today, Council discussed further actions in response to COVID-19 including, proceeding with essential roads and stormwater projects, installing temporary bike lanes and protective barriers on MiWay buses and suspending the noise by-law temporarily for call to prayer.

    “Mississauga continues to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and a changing environment. City workers continue to deliver essential services to residents, despite this pandemic. While there are physical distancing measures in place, work on roads and stormwater projects will continue to ensure Mississauga is safe and accessible. As well, new, temporary bike lanes are being opened to allow people to stay physically active. This is critical work that keeps our City running and our residents healthy. While people are home, now is a good time to do this work and minimize disruption,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Federal and provincial case projections are promising, but we need to remain vigilant and stay home. We have begun planning for recovery, including new measures to keep transit drivers and riders safe, but we will only get there if everyone remains strong and does their part.”

    Roads and Stormwater Capital Programs

    Council voted to proceed with construction projects in the Roads and Stormwater Capital Programs report as they are an essential service under Ontario Regulation 82/20 – Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses.

    The projects noted in the report have approved capital budgets and involve repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges and stormwater management ponds.

    Under the Regulation, contractors are to comply with all applicable health and safety laws, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the advice and instructions of public health officials, including physical distancing. Notices will be distributed in the communities impacted by construction with contact information and to advise residents and property owners of the COVID-19 precautions that contractors are required to comply with.

    With pot hole filling, sidewalk and curb repair and spring clean-up efforts already underway, the City is now moving forward with its busy road construction season.

    MiWay

    MiWay will be adding temporary biohazard barriers on buses to provide additional protection for operators in advance of a return to front door customer boarding. The barriers are expected to be installed by end of June. MiWay transit operators, maintenance and administration staff are receiving reusable face coverings and disposable gloves to use where physical distancing is not feasible. The use of face coverings and gloves is a personal choice by the employee.

    The barriers and face coverings are in addition to the following protection measures which have been in place since March on all MiWay buses:

    • rear-door boarding only, unless use of the ramp is required
    • restricted access to the front of the bus
    • no fare payment
    • select seats on MiWay buses taped off to encourage physical distancing

    MiWay patrons are being asked to continue to practice physical distancing at bus stops and on the bus. For more information visit MiWay.

    Bike Lanes

    The City is installing temporary lanes for cycling in response to COVID-19 to promote physical activity in a way that allows for physical distancing.

    King Street was the first location that the City installed temporary bike lanes. City staff continue to investigate other locations with the safety of residents as the top priority.

    General criteria for temporary walking and cycling lanes includes:

    • Areas with higher density
    • Road corridors parallel to trails
    • Areas that have lower access to or nearby available parkland or open spaces

    These temporary lanes are not recreational amenities and are intended for use by local residents to address needs based on the criteria outlined above. Enforcement of Emergency Orders is in effect for the lanes.

    Wireless Mississauga Available to those in need

    Wireless Mississauga is a city-wide network of free wireless hotspots available for public use. These locations are helping provide internet service to those in need, who may not have easy access, while allowing for physical distancing.

    To view a map of free wireless hotspot locations, visit http://ow.ly/4TtF30qBJ3W.

    The City is enforcing four Emergency Orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This includes enforcement around gatherings larger than five people and closures of recreational facilities in City parks including playgrounds, benches, parking lots, sport courts and picnic areas. Emergency Orders and physical distancing guidelines – staying a safe distance of two metres away from other people – apply and must be followed at all Wireless Mississauga hotspots.

    Noise Control By-law Suspended – Evening Call to Prayer

    Council passed a resolution that the enforcement of the Noise Control By-law be suspended to allow for the broadcasting of the evening call to prayer from local mosques and other non-residential buildings regularly used for worship. This resolution is for the period of Ramadan, up to May 24, 2020, provided the ‘call’ is broadcast only once per day in the evening for a maximum of five minutes and that it is not a call for people to physically gather in contravention of Emergency Orders and physical distancing guidelines.

  • Tele Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 6 p.m.

    April 28, 2020

    The City of Mississauga will provide important updates to residents on the latest COVID-19 news via a Tele Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 6 p.m.

    The City continues to address pandemic concerns and will inform the public and local businesses about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.

    Residents will be able to listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Region Public Health, Trillium Health Partners, Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Paramedic Services. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available.

    Panelists will include:

    • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
    • Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga
    • Tim Beckett, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga
    • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region Public Health
    • Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners
    • Nancy Polsinelli, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel
    • Chief Nish Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police
    • Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

    Residents who wish to participate in the session can do so in the following three ways:

    1. Pre-register: residents who wish to participate in the session are encouraged to register their telephone number in advance at the following link: mississauga.ca/townhall
    2. Participate online: to participate live online, simply click the following link: mississauga.ca/livestreamevent
    3. Join by telephone: a random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911.

    What:

    City of Mississauga Tele Town Hall to update the community on COVID-19

    When:

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    6 to 7:30 p.m.

     

    To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.

    For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus

  • City of Mississauga Invites Residents to COVID-19 Tele Town Hall

    April 28, 2020

    The City of Mississauga will provide important updates to residents on the latest COVID-19 news via a Tele Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 6 p.m.

    The City continues to address pandemic concerns and will inform the public and local businesses about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.

    Residents will be able to listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Region Public Health, Trillium Health Partners, Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Paramedic Services. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available.

    Panelists will include:

    • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
    • Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga
    • Tim Beckett, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga
    • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region Public Health
    • Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners
    • Nancy Polsinelli, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel
    • Chief Nish Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police
    • Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

    Residents who wish to participate in the session can do so in the following three ways:

    1. Pre-register: residents who wish to participate in the session are encouraged to register their telephone number in advance at the following link: mississauga.ca/townhall
    2. Participate online: to participate live online, simply click the following link: mississauga.ca/livestreamevent
    3. Join by telephone: a random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911.

    What:

    City of Mississauga Tele Town Hall to update the community on COVID-19

    When:

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    6 to 7:30 p.m.

     

    To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.

    For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus

  • An Appeal from The Compass

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    It would be an understatement to say that a lot has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic first affected our lives.

    But, at The Compass, what has not changed is our commitment to our community and our dedication to helping those in need. We continue to prepare custom, pick-up food orders for our clients, as requested over the phone or online. For drop-ins, we are distributing hampers at the door to help them until their next visit. We also have a volunteer working remotely to assist clients with CERB applications.

    The kind of change we have experienced in the last six weeks has made many of us feel stressed and anxious. Stress and anxiety can affect our physical and mental health, and our relationships. Can you imagine what it would be like to go through this time without money to buy food or pay rent? That is the uncertainty a number of our clients are facing.

    The Compass is grateful to be here to support the vulnerable in our community, and we can only do that with your help. Our volunteers are our biggest supporters, and right now many of our volunteers are playing an important part in the fight against COVID-19 by staying at home. We are all in this together.

    A core team of volunteers is working on site at The Compass, with the number of volunteers in the market reduced from 15+ to six, so we can maintain physical distancing. A number of volunteers are working remotely, helping with pick-ups, sharing our social media messages and letting the community know how people can support The Compass at this time.

    Our hours have also been extended, so we are now distributing food Mondays from Noon to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Clients schedule their weekly pick-up time, and place orders for custom hampers on our website. On arrival, clients are greeted outside from a safe distance and called by name to pick up their hamper. We have taken many steps to ensure everyone’s safety.

    We are also grateful to the many businesses across the city that are working hard to keep us going. We have received meals from Paramount Fine Foods, Park Royal Fish & Chips, Pump House Grille and My Secret Kitchen to name a few. And we have received food donations from Loblaws, Sobeys, Winners, HomeSense and more.

    Our greatest need right now is for financial donations, which allow us to immediately buy the most-needed supplies at lower-than-retail prices. With hard work and communication we can all get through this together. Lucie Zima, a long-time Compass volunteer, is hopeful that, “when the dust settles, our core values as a society—kindness, gentleness, patience, mindfulness and generosity of spirit—will prevail. What a wonderful result from an unprecedentedly tumultuous time that would be.”

     

     

    Make a Secure Donation Online
    We want to give a shoutout to a new local initiative called Masks For Meals. Inspired by the growing need for food banks as people have lost their jobs, some people in the Mississauga/Oakville area are now sewing masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and distributing them in exchange for donations to local food banks like The Compass. The goal is to expand this program across Mississauga and Oakville.

     

     

    This newsletter was prepared by volunteer Content Manager John Wilson, a Toronto-based freelance writer with On the Danforth and Broadview Magazine. For inquiries, contact John at editor@thecompass.ca.

     

     

     

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    The Compass
    310 Lakeshore Road West
    Mississauga, Ontario
    L5H 1G8The Compass is a registered charity: Charitable Registration Number 86235 2754 RR0001
    (Registered as The Lakeshore Community Outreach Centre Inc.)

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