"Join me in imagining our country as it could be... a smart and caring
nation, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute, and develop their
talents to their fullest potential."
David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Patron, Community Foundations of Canada.
As part of the national movement of community foundations, the Community Foundation of Mississauga was inspired to think about how our community could answer this call to action. We brought together a group of community leaders to consider what our community needed, how we could build a smart and caring future for people in Mississauga. For our community, the call to action was clear; to build a better future for everyone in our community, we must invest in our children and young people.
Our goal is to build a million dollar endowment to support essential programs and services for children and youth in Mississauga.
The need is great. In our community...
- Over one in five children lives in poverty
- 40% of Mississauga’s food banks clients are children
- There is only one youth emergency shelter serving Mississauga and they turn away over 500 youth each year due to lack of space
- Youth unemployment has grown by 34.1% from 2006
Our children and youth deserve the best in healthcare, access to arts and culture programs, mental health services, a safe and inclusive community and more. Like you, we are dedicated to ensuring kids get the best start possible so that they can reach their potential and down the road, become part of building the next generation of community vitality.
We hope you will take a moment and learn more about this project: Overview
And then we hope you will join with others who have already made their financial commitment!
To make a gift online, visit our Canada Helps Page: Online Giving
Or you can use our form: Donation Form
Or just give us a call at 905-897-8880 and we would be happy to help you get started or answer any questions you might have.
Smart and Caring Leadership
We are proud to acknowledge the following generous donors and organizations who have already committed to supporting our children and youth.
Smart and Caring Fundholders:
E. Hofmann Fund for Children and Youth
Farnham Family Fund
Fred and Eileen MacKenzie Fund
Hazel’s Foundation Fund
Retired Educator’s Fund
Smart and Caring Charity Fundholders:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel Fund
Mississauga YMCA Fund
Peel Children’s Aid Society Fund
RBC Fund for Peel Children’s Aid Foundation