Unveiling the Draft Cooksville SNAP Action Plan

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CVC’s Newest Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP)

Credit Valley Conservation, in partnership with the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel, is excited to present the draft Cooksville SNAP Action Plan at the upcoming Open House on June 13 at Mississauga Valley Community Centre

The Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) for Mississauga’s Cooksville Neighbourhood is a local plan focused on climate action and urban renewal. Over 1,000 individuals, including residents, workers, business owners and community representatives, shared their experiences, ideas and visions for a more resilient Cooksville since the fall of 2023.

Community in Action

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Dedicated volunteers who helped at the Cooksville Park and Richard Jones Park Clean up in April 2024.

Since the beginning of action planning last fall, residents of the already vibrant community have volunteered their time to enhance the neighbourhood and take part in educational programs.

Community members helped to renew local parks by joining two litter clean ups and by planting trees in Cooksville Park with our staff. We’re thankful to our partner Heart Comonos for their support during the litter clean ups.

Through our workshops and Sustainable Home Landscaping program, residents have learned about sustainable landscaping and actively contributed to a greener neighbourhood by planting native trees and shrubs in their yards. Indoor gardening workshops organized by the City of Mississauga, in partnership with local LINC groups and the Afghan Women’s Organization, have taught participants how to grow microgreens at home.

Guided walks at Cooksville Park and Richard Jones Park have provided community members with a chance to connect with nature. During these walks, participants learn about the local trees, wildlife and the health of Cooksville Creek. Building on this momentum, the action plan aims to change the neighbourhood.

Get Involved This Summer

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Visitors enjoy a guided tour from CVC staff at the Richard Jones Nature Walk.

It’s an exciting summer for the Cooksville SNAP team as they connect with the community. Our ongoing efforts involve listening and gathering feedback to develop a final SNAP Action Plan that is relevant and impactful.

Connect with local community organizations and discuss the draft Action Plan at our Cooksville SNAP Open House. Drop-in Thursday, June 13 between 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre, L.C Taylor Room.

We invite those who attend the Open House to review and provide feedback on key components of the draft action plan, including the proposed vision, goals and actions. Attendees can connect with representatives from the following organizations and engage with interactive activities at their booths:

If you attend the open house or fill out our survey, you can enter a draw for a chance to win gift card prizes valued at $50. You can find the full contest rules at cvc.ca/ContestRules.

Discover more about the Cooksville SNAP Action Plan and how to get involved in SNAP events.

Cooksville SNAP Community Survey

If you can’t make it to the open house, we still want to hear from you! You can share feedback through our public survey, launching at the open house, available until August 2, 2024.

Sign up for the Cooksville SNAP newsletter to stay up to date on the Cooksville SNAP project and be the first to know about upcoming activities, events and giveaways in the neighbourhood.

By Jessica Hamilton, Coordinator Sustainable Neighbourhoods

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