Summer Arts Mississauga Programs

By Events, Youth

Unlock Your Creativity this Summer with Summer Arts Mississauga!

Join CreativeHub 1352 during the month of July, for an unforgettable artistic journey! Dive into a world of endless possibilities with our diverse array of workshops designed to ignite your passion for creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a budding enthusiast, there’s something for everyone.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of painting, drawing, textile arts, fibre arts, performing arts, jewellery making, printmaking, mosaics, and beyond! With our wide range of workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to explore new mediums, hone your skills, and unleash your imagination.

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Celebrate Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary with your photography

By Events, Youth

The Mississauga Library invites teens and young adults (12-24) to celebrate our city’s 50th anniversary by sharing photos that show their love for the city.

June 17, 2024

In celebration of the City’s 50th anniversary, the Mississauga Library is excited to invite youth ages 12-24 in our community to showcase their talent and love for the city through photography. Participants are encouraged to submit photos of their favourite places in Mississauga, capturing the essence and beauty of our city through their eyes. We encourage participants to capture the places they love and find meaningful in their city. This can include parks, landmarks, community spaces, neighbourhoods, or hidden gems.

Submission Period

Applications for photo submissions are open from June 1, 2024, until August 31, 2024. This gives our young photographers ample time to capture and submit their most meaningful and artistic photographs.

Selection and Exhibition

All submitted images will be archived in the Historic Images Gallery, preserving the youth’s vision of Mississauga for future generations. The Teen Advisory Group will short-list ten submissions based on specific judging criteria. These finalists will be featured online for public voting and displayed digitally and in print at the Bradley Museum’s “Out of the Vault” 50th Anniversary Exhibition. The exhibition, running from September to December 2024, will offer attendees a unique glimpse into the city’s history and future through the lens of its younger residents.

Participation Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for young photographers to have their work recognized and preserved in the city’s historical archives. Additionally, it offers a platform for youth to engage with their community and meaningfully contribute to the 50th-anniversary celebrations.

For More Information

For additional details on the photo submission process, eligibility, and the upcoming exhibition, please visit the Snapshots of Mississauga webpage.

Join us in celebrating Mississauga’s 50th anniversary and share your vision of our city through photography. This is your chance to be a part of history!

Make summer more affordable with a Sauga Summer Pass

By Announcement, Resources, Youth

Summer is right around the corner and the City of Mississauga is helping youth (ages 12-16) have fun, for free.

The warm weather is on its way and families are filling in their calendar for the months ahead – perhaps with a budget in mind. Mississauga parents, guardians and youth residents are encouraged to make the most out of the Sauga Summer Pass. The pass, which is available for free, makes it easier for youth to spend time within the City without worrying about transportation.From June 28 – September 2, 2024, youth ages 12-16 can use the Sauga Summer Pass to access free rides on MiWay within Mississauga and free participation in fun swims at the City’s indoor and outdoor pools. Youth ages 14-16 can also use the pass to get free fitness centre access (some restrictions may apply).


How to apply:

Starting today Mississauga youth 12 to 16 years can now register for a Sauga Summer Pass, here’s how:

  • Download, print and complete the Sauga Summer Pass application form.
  • Submit the completed form at any City community centre.
  • Bring a physical piece of identification with you to verify your date of birth.
  • Fitness centre access can be added to your pass by completing additional steps with a parent/guardian at any community centre.

Good to know:

  • Sauga Summer Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the program reaches capacity.
  • A photo must be taken by City customer service staff to add to the pass. As a result, the pass should only be utilized by the person for whom the application was approved; pass-back or sharing is not allowed.
  • Pass holders can access City swimming pools during designated drop-in fun swimming times only. To view scheduled pool times, visit Active Mississauga or inquire at the pools.
  • Check out the fitness amenities where the pass can be used.
  • The Sauga Summer Pass is only valid on MiWay. If you’re transferring to a different transit system, you’ll need to pay the applicable fare.

Passholders must show a valid Sauga Summer Pass to the Transit Operator when boarding a MiWay bus to ride for free.

Plan a MiWay trip online or call 905-615-INFO (4636) for route and schedule information.

For more information about the Sauga Summer Pass, please visit

Celebrate Mississauga Youth Weeks with 12 days of free events and programs

By Announcement, Resources, Youth

Mississauga Youth Weeks offers youth the opportunity to connect with people their age, express their creativity, and try something new while exploring facilities across the city.

The City of Mississauga is excited to introduce Mississauga Youth Weeks – a two-week celebration of youth! From Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 10, Mississauga youth can participate in a variety of fun and exciting registered and drop-in activities at various City facilities, for free. Additionally, at the start of Mississauga Youth Weeks, registration for the Sauga Summer Pass opens for youth ages 12 to 16.

Mississauga Youth Weeks


Mississauga Youth Weeks 2024 is an action-packed 12-day celebration with a variety of activities for youth ages 12 to 24, including:

  • Gaming – eSports and board games
  • Sports – Basketball, dodgeball and volleyball games and tournaments
  • Arts – Introduction to crocheting, water colouring and hair braiding
  • Wellness – Session with Ajax, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Service’s facility dog
  • Weight room – Access to machines and equipment
  • Swimming – Aqua fitness, Fun Swims, and water rescues
  • Escape rooms, drama and dance workshops, and more!

There is something for everyone, across many different interests.


Mississauga youth ages 12 to 24


Build a schedule of drop-in programs and pre-register for events at


Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 10, 2024



For a full list of Mississauga Youth Weeks events and activities visit

Register for a Sauga Summer Pass

To register for a Sauga Summer Pass, visit – applications open on Monday, April 29 for youth aged 12 to 16. This seasonal pass includes free access to MiWay bus rides, as well as free participation in public fun swims at all City indoor and outdoor pools, and free access to fitness centres at certain locations (only ages 14-16) from Monday, July 1 to Monday, September 2.

Keep Road Safety in Mind as New School Year Begins

By Announcement, Youth

Mississauga roads will get busier once again as thousands of students, from pre-school to college and university, head back to school starting Tuesday, September 5. Students will be walking, riding their bikes and scooters, taking school buses or MiWay buses, and being driven to and from school. The City of Mississauga reminds all road users to stay alert and be aware when using roads to help prevent collisions.

“I urge all road users to remain attentive and take precautions to prevent collisions during the busy travel periods. Our students deserve to be safe in and out of the classroom,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “As a driver, slow down and watch for students, especially in school zones, and stop for school buses when you see their red lights flashing. If you’re a student, stay alert and be aware while making your way to and from school. Remember, stay safe and have a great first day back!”

The City has more than 215 school crossing guards at more than 160 locations who will be ready on the first day of school to help elementary school students cross the road safely. The City’s Mississauga School Traffic Safety Action Committee conducts site inspections and safety reviews at or near schools on request to help improve student safety at any school location.

“We’re continuing to work towards our commitment of achieving Vision Zero in Mississauga and keeping students safe on our roads,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner of Transportation and Works. “This year so far, we’ve placed speed cameras in 38 school zones to help combat speeding on our roadways. On high-speed City roadways, we’ve lowered speed limits from 70 km/h to 60 km/h  to help reduce the risk of collisions and make City roads safer for all users. We’ve also started to implement Pedestrian and Bike Head Start Signals at intersections to give pedestrians and cyclists a five-second head start to cross the road before vehicles.”

The City also has a School Walking Routes program that promotes active travel, such as walking, biking or using a mobility device, to and from school. School Route signs installed around the neighbourhood guide students on their way to school and alert drivers to watch for children.

For more road safety information and additional safety tips visit, For more information about Vision Zero, visit

Safety tips for families who walk, cycle or take a bus to school:

Plan and practise your school route as a household ahead of time, including safe places to cross the street.
When possible, always use crosswalks or crossrides to cross the street. Walk your bike or scooter across roads when no crossrides are available.
Look both ways before you cross the road to make sure the intersection or crosswalk is clear of vehicles.
If your route to school is near a railway crossing, make sure to follow all railway-crossing safety rules.
When waiting for a school bus or MiWay bus, stand back from the curb and don’t approach the bus until it comes to a full stop.
Follow the instructions of your school crossing guard.
Wear a helmet when biking, skateboarding or riding your scooter to and from school and obey all signs, laws and signals.
Safety tips for drivers:
Be alert, obey the posted speed limits, and follow the rules at drop-off and pick-up locations to help keep everybody safe.
When stopping or parking for school drop-off or pick-up, do not block sightlines near crosswalks or intersections. Never pick-up or drop-off in a spot where your student must cross the road between stopped cars.
Look out for students walking or rolling, especially when turning and in areas with many stopped cars.
At stop signs, drivers are required to come to a complete stop and yield the appropriate right-of-way before proceeding through the intersection. This includes the stop sign held by a school crossing guard.
At crossings, check the entire crosswalk for pedestrians and cyclists, and do not proceed until they have completed the crossing.
Stop for school buses and don’t attempt to pass them. Do not go until the red lights stop flashing.
Avoid distractions when driving including looking at your phone or drinking coffee.
Consider leaving the car at home. If you normally drive to the bus stop, consider walking instead. If you must drive, consider driving partway and walking the rest of the way to reduce congestion and improve safety in front of the school.

Dive in! Become a Mississauga lifeguard

By Parks, Ward 1, Youth

Mississauga is fortunate to have many City pools to help keep residents active and cool throughout the year. To ensure swimming remains fun and safe for all, the City is now recruiting qualified aquatic instructor lifeguards. Starting July 4, anyone 15 years of age and older is encouraged to apply. Applications are being accepted until July 30 for positions that will start in the fall.

City lifeguards provide the safe supervision of swimmers, educate and promote drowning prevention, teach swimming lessons, and enforce pool rules at the City’s 12 indoor pools and seven outdoor pools.

“We’re excited to share that, in accordance with the Government of Ontario’s announcement of reducing the lifeguard qualifying age to 15, we can increase the number of qualified applicants,” said Lisa Boyce-Gonsalves, Manager, Aquatics, Therapeutic and Fitness. “Becoming a lifeguard is really rewarding! It can be a great part-time job or it could develop into a lifelong career. Many of our lifeguards become teachers, paramedics, firefighters, recreation supervisors and more. Becoming a City lifeguard is a great place to kick-start your career.”

There are many benefits for City of Mississauga lifeguards, including:

  • Discounts on recertifications
  • Opportunity to gain and develop leadership skills
  • Benefits and Health Spending account*
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • OMERS pension enrollment*
  • Career advancement opportunities

*Minimum number of hours required for qualification

Apply to become a City lifeguard

Lifeguard jobs will be open online from July 4 to 30. Applicants must have the following qualifications at the time of applying:

  • National Lifeguard – Pool
  • Lifesaving Society – Swim Instructors
  • Lifesaving Society – Lifesaving Instructors
  • Lifesaving Society – Emergency First Aid Instructors
  • Standard First Aid/CPR C with AED
  • High Five – Principles of Healthy Childhood Development

Missing qualifications and interested in building your skills? Look into Mississauga’s leadership programs.

Not 15 yet? Become a volunteer.

To learn more about swimming at the City, visit

For career opportunities at the City, visit


Win big this summer at Mississauga Library!

By Announcement, Youth

Are you hoping to learn something new this summer? Have you been waiting for the latest bestseller to read outside or by the pool? Are you looking for fun programs and activities to keep your children busy and happy? The Mississauga Library has you covered! With over 850 free programs in July and August, the library has something for everyone in the family to enjoy, while promoting the love of reading! Visit your local library all summer long to challenge yourself with reading and you may even win a prize!

TD Summer Reading Club

From Monday, June 12 to Saturday, September 2, children (ages three to 12) who register in person at a Mississauga Library location to take part in the 2023 TD Summer Reading Club, have the chance to win incentive prizes like stickers and stamps as well as an Early Bird, Weekly or Grand Prize.

This summer, the library is giving away over 180 incredible prizes such as new bikes, scooters, instant cameras and Canada’s Wonderland season passes! They are also doing weekly draws at all locations for tickets and passes to popular family destinations such as Cineplex, Wet ‘n’ Wild Waterpark, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Ripley’s Aquarium and more!

For full details, read the contest rules.

TDSRC Official Kick-Off Party

Join us for the TD Summer Reading Club kick-off party on the first day of Open Air Storytime taking place Wednesday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Amphitheatre at Celebration Square. Library storytimes and other engaging performers will take the stage at the Amphitheatre every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. until August 30.

Book Buzz Reading Challenge

The Book Buzz Reading Challenge for teens and adults encourages you to challenge yourself to read widely by trying new books, authors and genres. To enter, simply track the books you’ve read in specific categories and then submit your list using the online submission form. While you have until Sunday, December 31 to complete the challenge, the summer can be a great time to get most of your reading done. If you read 12 books in the 12 different categories, you’ll have the chance to win a grand prize.

Register for more summer programs, including book clubs, family storytimes, conversation circles and more at

For more information about Mississauga Library visit


TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for children of all ages, interests, and abilities. This program inspires children to explore the fun of reading during the summer months while celebrating Canadian writers and illustrators. It also assists with literacy development, confidence building and setting children up for future reading successes.

Sheridan Events During Youth Week

By Events, Youth

Sheridan has partnered with the City of Mississauga Recreation Team to provide several in-person and virtual events during National Youth Week (May 1-7)!  

The events are embedded within the City’s full calendar of events for youth and include sessions on Career Exploration, Interview Skills, a Campus Tour at the Hazel McCallion Campus, and an in-person event with our Varsity Basketball Athletes to lead a “Skills & Drills + talk about Post-Secondary” on May 3rd at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre. 

Here is a link to a news release that has links to all of the Sheridan-hosted events.

National Youth Week

By Events, Youth

National Youth Week (NYW) is back in Mississauga featuring a week-long festival filled with free events and activities happening at various locations across the city. The City will host a variety of free activities and programs that celebrate arts, environment, literacy and recreation for Mississauga youth where they can express their creativity, exchange ideas and connect with others.

From May 1 to 7, youth are encouraged to sign-up and participate online or in-person. This year’s line up features events focused on arts, environment, literacy and recreation.

In addition, the Museums Youth Council is proud to launch “Serene Seas” – a poetry anthology created by Mississauga youth.

Follow along on social media using #NYW905. A detailed list of programs can be accessed by visiting ca/nyw905.