For more than 60 years, Community Living Mississauga has been building a community which is welcoming and inclusive to all.

In celebration of that history, Community Living Mississauga has chosen to honour another of Mississauga’s true community builders, Mr. Jack Oliveira at its 2017 Tribute Dinner on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

“Jack’s leadership, determination, and vision are respected across Ontario. He is responsible for building communities from the ground up…inclusive communities that will welcome people of all backgrounds, religions and levels of ability,” said Jack A. Prazeres, Chair of the 2017 Tribute Dinner Planning Committee. “For that reason, Jack Oliveira was an obvious choice as this year’s Tribute Dinner honouree.”

A member of LiUNA Local 183 for more than 30 years, Jack Oliveira started with humble beginnings, as the son of a labourer. He worked in the field as a labourer himself for over a decade, becoming a foreman and developing his natural leadership skills.

By 1998 he was involved in a leadership capacity at LiUNA 183 and, in 2007; Jack was elected to the Local 183 Executive. Just four short years later, he was elected as Business Manager of LiUNA’s Largest Local, 183 and in July of 2015 Jack was elected as LiUNA Ontario Provincial District Council Business Manager.

BPA Financial Group is the presenting sponsor of this year’s event. Now in its 33rd year, the annual Tribute Dinner raises much needed funds to provide opportunities for children who have an intellectual disability to attend summer camp programs.