Mississauga hosts ‘Welcome Day’ for new residents

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Residents enjoy an information fair about programs and services available in Mississauga.

The City of Mississauga hosted its first Welcome Day for newcomers at City Hall on Saturday – October 15. The event, attended by new Mississauga residents, welcomed newcomers, provided information about City programs and services and encouraged participation in the community.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council were on hand to welcome newcomers as they arrived for the event.

“Mississauga is home to people from every corner of the globe and all points in between. We are blessed to be the destination of choice for so many newcomers looking to make Canada their home,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We are excited to share information about the many great City programs, services and resources that are available, whether you’ve recently arrived in Mississauga or if you’ve already been settled here for a number of years.”

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Mayor Crombie welcomes new residents to Mississauga and speaks about its diversity.

Attendees participated in a civics information session as well as an information fair. More than 15 community partners were on hand to explain and provide details about the many services and resources available in Mississauga.

The event concluded with a bus tour stopping at Meadowvale Community Centre, Riverwood Conservancy, Fire Station 116 and Port Credit Library.

“We live in a diverse and vibrant City that offers families a place to grow, students a place to learn, businesses a place to thrive and seniors a place to enjoy,” said Ivana Di Millo, Director of Communications. “This is a great opportunity for residents to learn how their local government works and learn about the programs, services and experiences available to them as they begin their new life in Mississauga.”

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Ready to welcome residents: Members of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) with DIAC Chair – Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden and Vice-Chair Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr.

The City of Mississauga offers numerous programs and services to help newcomers live, work and play in Mississauga, from settlement and citizenship information sessions to great programs for young and old. Learn more about these City services and programs at mississauga.ca/newcomers. – CINEWS

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