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City Receives Platinum Status as Youth Friendly Community

I am very pleased to report that the City has received platinum status as a Youth Friendly Community from Play Works – a group of provincially recognized youth organizations that work together to encourage communities to open doors and reinvest in youth play. The City was awarded the platinum designation after successfully meeting all 16 key criteria established to obtain the Youth Friendly Community designation.
The City was recognized for outstanding commitment to providing youth with opportunities to be active contributors to their community.  This designation is in large part due to the initiatives, actions and partnerships achieved through the City’s Youth Plan, Mississauga’s Youth Action Committee and local youth-serving agencies – Nexus, Erin Mills Youth, The Dam and Newcomer Centre of Peel.  Key criteria needed to be demonstrated by municipalities applying for the designation included:
  • providing options and facilities for play;
  • formally connecting youth to the community;
  • the community celebrates and recognizes youth;
  • funding for youth play;
  • support of youth volunteerism;
  • youth activism and advocacy for play; and
  • adults champion the cause for youth play.
For more information about the City of Mississauga’s Youth Plan and Mississauga Youth Movement, visit www.mississauga.ca/youth

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