City of Mississauga to Hold COVID-19 Tele Town Hall March 11, 2021  
Join a Tele Town Hall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7 p.m. for updates on the Ontario COVID-19 framework how it applies to Mississauga and the plan for community vaccination.

This live, virtual event will provide updates to Mississauga residents and businesses as the City returns to the Ontario COVID-19 framework and prepares for community vaccination.

You can listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Public Health and Trillium Health Partners.
Panelists will include:
  • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
  • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel – Public Health
  • Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners

Residents who wish to participate in the Tele Town Hall can do so in one of the following three ways:
  1. Pre-register: Register your telephone number in advance: https://vekeo.com/mississauga/#
  2. Participate online: listen to and ask questions at the Tele Town Hall online on March 11
  3. Join by telephone:

A random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate in the Tele Town Hall in advance, based on a list provided by a virtual town hall service. The callout is done to make sure as many residents as possible have an opportunity to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911 followed by the # key.

For more information please click here.
Update on COVID-19 vaccine roll-out and clinic locations in Peel
This update specifies which groups are now eligible for vaccination and how they can register through outreach or self-service appointment booking. Please note that vaccine supply continues to limit the number of appointments available. In the weeks to come, with more supply arriving in Peel, appointment availability will improve.

New: Seniors 80+ are now eligible to book appointments and receive vaccine in Peel

Vaccine supply is improving and Peel’s hospital partners are able to open a limited number of spots in their clinics for vaccination of adults over the age of 80.

In Mississauga Trillium Health Partners is providing vaccinations to residents of Peel that meet this age criteria, based on year of birth (i.e. born 1941 or earlier) at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus in the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre Clinic located at 3359 Mississauga Road.

If you live within the Trillium Health Partners Catchment area and are 80 years or older, you can pre-register here.

Trillium Health Partners are working as quickly as possible to set up a system to book appointments online as well as by phone so that we can vaccinate the 80 years and older group broadly in the community. In the meantime, we ask for patience as we work to ensure we can provide timely, easy access to the COVID-19 vaccine for this group.

Community vaccination clinics

To meet the demand of larger population groups once vaccines arrive, clinic locations are preparing to open across Peel. Please click here for clinic locations.
These sites were chosen in consultation with community and municipal partners to allow residents to have a wide selection of locations at which to receive their vaccine when the time comes, across the Region of Peel. Additional options coming this spring will include drive-through, mobile “on-site” clinics, primary care and pharmacy locations. The locations are scalable and flexible in their use.

Knowing when you will receive the vaccine
Broad communication on who will be vaccinated next, clinic dates and locations as well as options for making an appointment will be shared in different languages through a variety of ways, including the Region of Peel’s website, social media platforms and many print and digital channels.

Vaccinations update in Peel
As of the week of February 22, 45,300 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Peel Region including over 15,500 doses in long-term care and retirement homes.

For more information please click here.
Nominate the COVID Hero in your Life Today! 
Not all heroes wear capes but many wear face masks. To honour Mississauga residents, organizations, community groups and businesses who have gone above and beyond in helping those in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mississauga has launched its COVID Heroes Program.

Mississauga residents can now nominate the COVID Heroes in their lives that have made life a little brighter since the start of the pandemic. 

How to nominate

Nominations will be accepted from Friday, February 26 through Friday, March 19, 2021.

A pre-recorded, virtual ceremony honouring Mississauga’s COVID Heroes will be shared through the City’s social media channels in April.

For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit mississauga.ca/covidheroes .
Yard waste collection begins the week of March 8 across the Region
Residents in the cities of Brampton, Mississauga, and urban areas in the Town of Caledon are advised that yard waste collection starts the week of March 8. Residents in rural areas of Caledon will have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays. 
Residents can check their collection calendar to find their pick-up day or sign up to receive free weekly waste collection reminders at peelregion.ca/waste/reminders.
 
As a reminder:
·      Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
·      Put yard waste at the curb in kraft yard waste bags (plastic bags not accepted), or containers that are clearly labelled "yard waste" by marker or sticker.
  • Peel Region no longer accepts grass clippings at the curb or at Community Recycling Centres.
  • Leaves and yard raking’s with debris (including spring dead grass), tree trimmings, branches, brush, hedge trimmings are accepted as yard waste.

For set out tips, check peelregion.ca/waste.
International Women's Day Celebration with Hazel McCallion - March 8th
In March, we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020. This year’s theme is #ChooseAChallenge. We will once again join with communities from around the world to mark and celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD).
 
In celebration of International Women's Day, please join me for a one-on-one conversation with the former Mayor of Mississauga, and legend, Hazel McCallion on Monday, March 8th from 7:45 to 9 am.
 
Hazel celebrated her 100th birthday on February 14th and has had a remarkable career in public service, and at the age of 100 she continues to give back to her community and Mississauga through her various philanthropic endeavours and community service.
 
Hazel was first elected in November 1978, and is the longest-serving mayor in the city's history and Canada, having served for 36 years at the time of her retirement in 2014. Her supporters gave her the nickname "Hurricane Hazel" because of her outspoken political style.
 
Spend an hour with us to learn about Hazel’s incredible career, how she propelled herself and women in politics, and what International Women's Day means to her. Hear her reflections on her career and her choices on the challenges she embarked on to make her one of the most notable public figures in Canada. Most importantly, what her advice is for young leaders and future generations in making their mark in the world.
 
Event details:
 
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Time: 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual via Webex (link for the event will be provided once you register)
 
 Please register to participate by clicking here.
 
Registration is open to anyone and everyone who would like to attend!
 
If you have any questions, please email mayor@mississauga.ca or call 905-896-5555. 
Community Events & Announcements
The Mississauga Club of the Canadian Federation of University Women is holding its meetings virtually for the time being due to Provincial Guidelines. Our next meeting will be Monday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. featuring guest speaker professional photographer Susanne Jeffrey. Her presentation will be on “Great Houses - A Nation’s History and Art”. You can join us from the comfort of your home. For more information, please visit our website at cfuwmississauga.ca.
Want a free pollinator garden? Blooming Boulevards is now accepting applications for free boulevard (and right of way) wildflower pollinator gardens for 2021.

Mississauga residents are eligible to receive up to 50 low-maintenance plants native to the Credit Watershed area. These beautiful wildflowers withstand salt and drought and will provide pollinators with food and shelter throughout the year. 

All of our services - consultation, design, ongoing advice, plants and delivery, regular monitoring of the garden during the first and second years - are free. 
 
The gardens have great advantages over grass:
  • Easy care: Typically hot, dry, compacted, polluted, windy site conditions are inhospitable to turfgrass, whereas deep-rooted native prairie and dry meadow species tolerate and even thrive in these site conditions. Piles of gritty salty snow? There's are plants for that! The trick is to match plants to the site.
  • Helps pollinators, controls runoff: Our boulevard gardens help to conserve our native bees and other pollinators by increasing habitat. Deep-rooted plants the soil and help control runoff.
  • Personal: Homeowners, neighbours and passersby experience the garden and its inhabitants as part of their daily lives. No special visit to a park is needed - the garden is at the end of the driveway and is encountered daily. The immediacy of "up close and personal" gardens mean that the garden can be enjoyed intimately as it evolves over time. 
  • Rewarding, healthy and fun: Gardening on the boulevard is rewarding, healthy and invites friendly interaction with neighbours. Plus, beautiful boulevard gardens make walking and biking in your neighbourhood a pleasure.

Applications and information can be found at bloomingboulevards.org. If you have questions, you are welcome to email Jeanne McRight at info@bloomingboulevards.org.
BridgeWay Family Centre has launched 'Zooming to Grandma and Grandpa'

This free online program is a way for grandparents to connect with their grandkids during these difficult times when they may be missing each other. 

Please help us spread the word by sharing the attached graphic on your social media platforms, along with the following caption: 

Grandparents and grandkids (ages 0-6 years) can connect over Zoom as they enjoy songs, movement, and activities together. Join us for this free online program! 

For more information, please visit bridgewaycentre.ca.