Mississauga Council approves expanding access to the program to enable 1,500 more low-income households to register and participate in structured, quality recreation activities.
“The City’s goal is to provide equal access to publicly supported recreation and active living programs to those in financial need regardless of age,” said Director of Recreation and Parks John Lohuis. “The program ensures more children, youth, families, adults and older adults experience the benefits of recreation and a better quality of life.”
When the program was launched in May 2009, the 2,500 spaces were quickly allocated with 1,716 clients placed on a wait list. The 1,500 increase to 4,000 spaces will enable the City to accommodate the anticipated demand.