Participate in Local Government
Become a member of a committee
The City has many committees, boards and agencies that need a citizen's perspective on different issues. You can apply to become a citizen member of a City committee.
To apply you must be:
- A Canadian citizen
- Over 18-years-old
- A resident or business owner in Mississauga
- Have no criminal record
- Not employed by the City of Mississauga or the Region of Peel
You can view vacancies on City committees to find out which committees are looking for citizen members. Usually a public notice about available positions for citizen members on committees is placed on the City's website and in local newspapers in the fall of the election year for three weeks.
If you're interested in serving on any of the committees you can attend an information session. Details about the information session are mentioned in the public notice.
Watch Council or Committee meetings
Speak at a Council meeting
If a City related issue is important to you, request to speak at a Council or Committee meeting. View the Council and Committee meetings calendar to find out when different committees meet.
Attend a public meeting
Public meetings are an opportunity for you to share your ideas and opinions about major ongoing projects in the City. Attend a public meeting that interests you and help shape the future development of Mississauga.
Submit a petition
You can submit a petition to express your opinion to Mississauga's City Council.
Vote in municipal elections
Municipal elections in Ontario are held every four years. The next election will be October 22, 2018. Canadian citizens in Mississauga vote to elect the mayor, councillors and school board trustees.
To learn more about the next election and how to vote you can visit Mississauga Votes.
Be part of a City election
There are lots of ways to be involved in the election process. You can:
- Become a candidate for mayor or councillor
- Support a candidate's campaign as a volunteer
- Work on election day at a voting station
Visit www.mississaugavotes.ca to learn how you can get involved.