Community Support

The Rotary Club of Mississauga Supports:

Trillium Health Centre During COVID-19

03.01.2020    In March 2020, COVID-19 suddenly arrived in Canada leaving hospitals and Long Term Care Homes in need of more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  At the start of the Pandemic the Rotary Club of Mississauga donated $7,500 to the Trillium Health Centre to help fund their need of PPE.  In September, after our Ribfest Drive Thru fundraiser, the club donated an additional $7,500 to help with the on-going need for PPE.

Support: $15,000

Planting Trees to Protect the Environment

Rotary areas of focus include Peace and Conflict Resolution, Basic Education and Literacy, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Disease Prevention and Treatment and Community Development.  In 2020 we have added a 7th focus "The Environment".  The Rotary Club of Mississauga has been active on Earth Day for the past few years.   We will post our 2021 Environment and Peace Program soon.

The Riverwood Conservancy

The Riverwood Conservancy is the charity that provides programs and direction for Riverwood – the 150-acre, urban nature preserve situated on the shores of the Credit River in Mississauga. Working together with like-minded groups and individuals, our mission is to enable people of all cultures, ages, and abilities to respectfully connect with nature and learn about the importance of protecting, conserving and restoring natural spaces for the well-being of future generations – all while experiencing the beauty of the Riverwood gardens.

The Enabling Garden engaged 737 children and youth from special education classes in 2019. The garden is fully-accessible so those using wheelchairs and walkers can access the raised planters, but programs scheduled during inclement weather can lead to problems.

The Mississauga Rotary Grant of $2,750 will be used Teaching tools and equipment to enrich hands on and virtual programs for persons with disabilities in the Enabling Garden programming. 

The Active Adult Centre of Mississauga (formerly known as Square One Older Adult Centre) has been a fixture in the City for many years, enriching the lives of seniors for close to three decades. In 2019 alone, our Centre delivered more than 3,000 diverse, accessible and affordable classes, programs, trips and events with the help of 174 volunteers who contributed 28132 hours of their time, energy and talent. Over 60,950 visits from members and guests were welcomed in 2019. 
Mississauga Rotary grant of $3500 will help community seniors and vulnerable older adults to maintain and safety and social inclusion and will provide expert led exercise programming to over 500 seniors. 

06.16.2021  Embrave Agency to End Violence (formerly Interim Place)

A Mississauga based organization that has provided a broad range of supports to survivors of violence and contributed to thought leadership on how to eradicate gender-based violence for almost 40 years. For decades, we have tirelessly fought to raise awareness of — and end — individualized and systemic violence in our communities.

Mississauga Rotary’s grant of $5000 will be used to Adopt-A-Room and have an immeasurable impact on survivors and their children residing at Embrave. These funds will enable us to ensure that survivors who turn to Embrave for shelter are welcomed into a bright, welcoming space outfitted with all the comforts of a family home. Specifically, the funds will be used to provide furnishings, renovations, and maintenance (on an as-needed basis) for one year for the congregate Living Room at one of our shelter locations. The Rotary Mississauga gift will provide survivors with an opportunity to focus on what’s most important—their well-being and their futures.

03.01.2021 Rotary Club of Mississauga supports Orchestras Mississauga in the amount of $1,500 to support concerts to be provided  virtually in February and March. No in person concerts can be performed, as a result of the pandemic, effecting the ability for MSO to raise funds through ticket sales, etc.   

MSO is currently working through the production of a series of interactive Zoom presentations with Denis Mastromonaco leading the discussion.  These will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: "Things you didn't know about Mozart" on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 (Mozart's 265th birthday)."An annotated look at MSO's Beethoven" TBA during February or March, featuring our Concert Master Corey Gemmell, and Maestro Denis Mastromonaco. More topics and hopefully another concert presentation will be added as we move forward through this challenging season. As you can imagine, there are costs associated with these online virtual presentations that are specific to the current day.   

We would like to thank Rotarian Timothy Whitehead for bringing the MSO application forward.

We would like  to thank Rotarians Merle Zoerb and Marg Ciupa for bringing the LAMP application forward.
03.01.2021    Rotary Club of Mississauga supports Lakeshore Area Multi-Services Project (LAMP CHC) Specifically Branch:  East Mississauga Community Health Centre, 2555 Dixie Road, Unit 7, Mississauga, Ont. for $2000 .

East Mississauga Community Health Centre (CHC) is a satellite of the Lakeshore Area Multi-service Project (LAMP), a community-based health centre, primarily funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.  LAMP provides medical and social services and advocacy for clients and works as a client advocate; the priority population are isolated seniors, refugee claimants, LGBTQ+ adults and youth, women facing domestic violence, indigenous community and clients with mental health issues.  Clients face financial hardships and are unable to afford basic necessities such as, food insecurity, shelter, winter clothing, medication and transportation. Pre-Covid-19, LAMP was raising funds through special events and donations to cover the incidental costs to their clients that is not covered by their government funders.  Due to the inability to raise these funds at this time, LAMP has requested a donation to Assist homeless clients, provide transportation fee to attend mental health counselling, provide food voucher for clients facing food insecurity due to loss of employment,  paying for medication while waiting for benefits, to purchase clothing for job interviews.

Rotary Club of Mississauga says Happy Birthday to

Hazel McCallion on her 100th Birthday

Rotary Club of Mississauga Supports

Mississauga Long Term Care Homes During COVID-19

10.01.2020    COVID-19 has been particularly hard on the Long Term Care Homes.  Workers in the Long Term Care homes have been under substantial stress trying ensure that all of their residents were taken care of to the best of their ability.  While dealing with the stress they also are managing their own families and lives while being potential exposed to the virus.   In October 2020, as an appreciation for their work, the Rotary Club of Mississauga delivered brownies and cake to all of the 1,500 Long Term Care Workers in the City of Mississauga.