General Committee Summary – September 9, 2020

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 – Youth Plan, Peel Climate Change Partnership and Reopenings Reminder

Local government | September 9, 2020

Today at General Committee the following items were reviewed. Approval is to follow at the September 16, 2020 meeting of Council.

“We are excited to move forward on our youth plan and build on the progress we have made so far,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Mississauga is a youth-friendly city that is respectful, inclusive and forward-thinking. A place where young adults are meaningfully engaged and thrive as equal members of the community. We are also happy to renew our participation in the Peel Climate Change partnership, ensuring it remains meaningful and accountable. Together, these initiatives help make Mississauga a more welcoming city for all.”

2020 Youth Plan

The 2020 Youth Plan for Recreation has 18 recommendations that will inform programming and service priorities over the next five years. These recommendations are centred around five focus areas:

  • Use of space and new programming opportunities inclusion
  • Access and supportive environment; youth leadership and employment opportunities
  • Communications targeted to youth
  • Role clarity between the City and partners

The 2020 plan builds on the progress made by the 2009 Youth Plan, with a focus on the Recreation Division, its Community Development Unit and staff serving youth in the City’s community centres. Through reviewing the 2009 Youth Plan and developing the 2020 Youth Plan for Recreation, staff have identified issues and opportunities that are relevant to youth. This will support how the Recreation Division addresses the needs of Mississauga’s youth, through program and service delivery and community partnerships.

Peel Climate Change Partnership

Members of Council endorsed the City of Mississauga’s continued participation in the Peel Climate Change Partnership and an update to its terms of reference.

Since 2009, the City of Mississauga has participated as a member of the Peel Climate Change Partnership (PCCP). Member organizations include City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, Credit Valley Conservation, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Region of Peel.

Partnership activities align with the City of Mississauga’s Climate Change Action Plan and support shared priorities to accelerate climate action across the geographic region of Peel. The Partnership recently completed an update of its Terms of Reference to refresh its mandate and purpose, increase accountability and provide a detailed account of governance, roles and responsibilities and communications.

The updated Terms of Reference calls for accountability for the Partnership to meet its mandate, achieve the purpose of each Partnership term and report back to appropriate Councils or Boards at the end of each Partnership term.

Reminder: Select City Services Reopen

As part of the City’s phased and controlled reopening plans, some limited City services are available in-person, by appointment only as of September 8

Health and safety protocols are in place to protect staff and the public at all City facilities: Learn more.