Month: March 2018

Be an Ontario 55+ Summer Games volunteer

Mississauga is the official host city for the 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games, a celebration of active living, taking place August 10-12. With less than six months to go, the city is assembling its volunteer team and taking applications. Approximately 1,400 participants, 55 years or older, from across Ontario will compete in active and passive activities, including pickleball, cycling, euchre, tennis and more. About 400 volunteers will be needed to fill roles like welcoming participants, assisting in the production of the opening ceremonies, helping run sports competitions and providing information to guests. To qualify, volunteers must be 16 years...

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Local companies among Canada’s best

This year’s Canadian best-managed companies are making “bold bets” and the list includes five from Mississauga. Bold bets are defined as “courageous and deliberate decisions to make an impact despite complexity and adversity,” according to a recent Deloitte study, and “require making difficult choices that involve uncomfortable trade-offs.” Local winners are: • Baylis Medical Company Inc. (medical device and manufacturing) • Bond Brand Loyalty (business services) • Kruger Products, L.P. (manufacturing) • Nightingale Corp. (manufacturing) • OSL Retail Services (business services) In addition to making proven investments in broad business capabilities, 2018’s best managed companies show a deep and...

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Eight tax tips from the CRA

Unless you’re anticipating a healthy return, no one gets too excited about doing their income taxes but the following tips from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) could help you save money. Do your taxes. Even if you didn’t earn any income in 2017, you may still get a tax refund and be eligible for benefit and credit payments, such as the Canada Child Benefit. But you and your spouse or common-law partner, if you have one, must complete your taxes every year so the CRA can calculate how much you could receive, and to ensure you continue receiving your benefit...

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Obesity, mental health top health concerns

When it comes to the health of their children, parents are most concerned about obesity and mental health. They also, overwhelmingly, believe schools have an important role to play in the health and well-being of their kids. According to a survey commissioned by Ophea, parents identified obesity (37 per cent) and mental health (32 per cent) as the top health issues facing Ontario children. Concerns about mental health have risen by 22 per cent and concerns about addiction have increased nine per cent since the organization’s last survey in 2010. Today, 79 per cent of parents believe the health...

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Student trustee election campaign begins

Election campaigns for student trustees who will sit on the Peel District School Board are now underway. Two trustees will be chosen by students throughout Peel’s public school system to represent electoral districts above and below Highway 401. Fourteen candidates in each district are in the running for the 2018-2019 school year term, which begins this fall. The role of a trustee is to serve as a student voice at the board table as well as keeping classmates informed about the decisions that affect them. Student trustees have full and active roles during board and committee meetings but their vote...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Black Enslavement in Upper Canada

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  2. The Black Community in Peel in the Late 19th Century

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  3. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018

    March 2 - June 3
  5. Alton Mill Heritage Exhibit

    March 2 - December 31