City of Mississauga

City of Mississauga

January 28, 2008 13:11 ET

City of Mississauga: Media Advisory-Thousands of Ideas-One Vision

Residents and Stakeholders Invited to Symposium To Talk About the City's Future

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2008) - The City will hold a public event to provide an opportunity for residents and stakeholders to participate in the next exciting step in developing a new Strategic Plan for Mississauga for the next 40 years.

The two-day Visioning Symposium follows the successful four-part Speakers Series and kick-off this fall to the City's public engagement campaign "Our Future Mississauga - Be part of the conversation." More than 3,000 people attended the Speakers Series, and to date more than 80,000 have connected to the conversation through the series, the City's website, at City and community events, school presentations, stakeholder meetings held throughout Mississauga and by watching the special three-part "Our Future Mississauga" Cable 10 television series.

The symposium continues the engagement process as participants are invited to "think big" about the future of our city, and help transform the great ideas into strategies that will shape the City's new strategic plan. The symposium will be structured as an open house and facilitated workshops.



Program:

Friday, February 1
Noon to 1 p.m. Registration

1 to 4 p.m. Conversation starters (registration required)

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Introduction to "Our Future Mississauga" and update
on our conversation so far. Community entertainment
(public event)

Saturday, February 2
9 to 9:30 a.m. Introduction to the facilitated process and
objectives (Please note that registration is
required for workshops)

9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Conversation cafes - innovative workshops to
facilitate interactive group discussions

Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Presentation of symposium outcomes.
Community entertainment (public event)

Location: Living Arts Centre
Hammerson Hall
4141 Living Arts Drive

Registration
Information: The workshops and events are free. Registration is
required. Register online at www.conversation21.ca
or call 905-615-3200 ext. 2100.


The process concludes later this spring when a draft strategic plan will be presented to Council. Until then, there are many opportunities for residents and stakeholders to continue to be inspired, be informed and be involved in the "Our Future Mississauga - Be part of the conversation" campaign. Join the mailing list, send an e-mail, and submit a visionary video clip on YouTube. More information is available at the "21st Century Conversation" website www.conversation21.ca.

Media are invited to attend the event and participate in the presentations and workshops. To register, please e-mail or call the media contact below, or drop in at the media desk at the symposium.

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse, and progressive municipality known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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