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Crombie Column: Helping Youth Reach Higher

Over the past year and a half, my office has worked closely with the Healthy City Stewardship Centre (HCSC) – an organization made up of community groups and public-sector bodies committed to supporting young people. Our collected efforts led to a new report on the status of local youth employment, entitled – Unlocking Potential: Empowering […]

Crombie Column: Celebrating Canada 150 with City-Building Investments

  Canada’s 150th Anniversary is a tremendous opportunity and important milestone to celebrate our diversity and the great cultural mosaic of Mississauga. With significant legacy projects for our City underway as well as meaningful ways for everyone to join in the community festivities, 2017 will be a year to remember. Our museums, community centres, libraries, […]

Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017

  Founded in 2003, the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is an international forum for exchanging ideas, sharing knowledge, networking, exploring businesses opportunities and for vigorous public policy discussions. This year’s theme – connecting India to the world – was only fitting. In addition to our Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce delegation, Canada was well represented at […]

Commemorating Canada 150 with Inspiration, Creativity and Art

Art brings people together and enriches neighbourhoods, residents and visitors. Helping community artists show off their unravelled talents elevates Mississauga’s profile as a world-class city. Mississauga is also promoting creative industries, and the artists and entrepreneurs driving these businesses, which is a tremendous opportunity for us to diversify and strengthen our economy. I encourage you […]

Get Involved: Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge

  Canada 150 is a tremendous opportunity to celebrate our country and our city. Together, we will mark this important milestone of Confederation and the founding of our respected, peaceful and leading nation. As we reflect on our country’s history, and look toward the future, Mississauga encompasses the very best of Canada. Mississauga has grown […]

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017

Arguably, one of the greatest highlights of our 2017 Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission has been attending the 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Bengaluru – a national and international convention sponsored by Government of India and State Governments of India. PBD provides an opportunity for the global Indian community to be engaged and […]

Economic Development: Strength in Numbers

Over the last few days our Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce delegation has been holding meetings first in Kolkata, followed by the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana. I was honoured to give keynote addresses and take questions from members from the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Telangana […]

Mississauga and Kolkata Are Open for Business

As our Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission pressed ahead, we held meetings with government and business leaders from the City of Kolkata. I was honoured to meet with Sovan Chatterjee, Mayor of Kolkata, along with other members of Kolkata’s Council, including Mayor-in-Council Debasish Kumar. As municipal leaders, we discussed how cities are well positioned […]

Celebrating Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata (Calcutta)

Our Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce delegation is now holding meetings in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Beyond our discussions about foreign-direct investment and retention strategies, today was an opportunity for me to experience something very profound. As I have previously written, Mississauga enjoys not only an economic connection to India […]

Strengthening Economic Ties with India

This week I embarked on a trade mission to India organized by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) – a national organization that works to promote economic development between Canada and India. Since becoming Mayor, I’ve worked closely with the ICCC to strengthen relations between Mississauga and public and private-sector leaders from India. In November […]