More than 200 people turned out on June 19th for Community Living Mississauga’s 58th Annual General Meeting, held at the Mississauga Grand Banquet and Convention Centre.

The theme of the evening – Discovering Our Champions – focused on recognizing individuals, businesses and community groups that excel at promoting inclusion within our community.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Callum Peever of Erin Mills Optimum Health,  discussed how and why he has become  active in many different facets of Community Living Mississauga.

He then went on to challenge those at the meeting to find ways that they can be champions.

Following his remarks, Dr. Peever was presented with the Emerging Partnership Award for the efforts he and Erin Mills Optimum Health have made with Community Living Mississauga.

The evening also highlighted the growing relationship Community Living Mississauga has with the  co-operators.

Individuals who participate in the Employment Resource Centre and Base Site programs shared some of the opportunities they experienced as a result of Community Living Mississauga’s relationship with the co-operators over the past year.

Following the presentation of nearly 20 awards, the evening wrapped up with a tribute to Keith Tansley, who celebrates  his 20th year as Executive Director of Community Living Mississauga in 2013.

Photos from the event are available at www.facebook.com/communitylivingmississauga.