Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is excited to announce the launch of Cooksville Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP). This project, initiated in partnership with City of Mississauga and Region of Peel, aims to make Cooksville Creek and the surrounding neighbourhood healthier and ready for a changing climate.
Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plans (SNAP) are a comprehensive and tailored strategy to revitalize mature neighbourhoods facing environmental challenges. Plans respond to local issues and community interests, address municipal and regional priorities and identify key projects that contribute to a shared neighbourhood vision.
CVC’s Cooksville SNAP team is seeking to connect with the community to learn what makes this neighbourhood special and how to make it more sustainable and resilient to the impact of climate change. The feedback received from local residents, businesses, community partners, and leaders will be a critical component in the development of the plan, scheduled to take place from fall 2023 through to the end of 2024.
“We want to hear from the local community to find action-oriented solutions to priority neighbourhood issues,” said Tooba Shakeel, Senior Coordinator, Sustainable Neighbourhoods at CVC. “This plan will be developed using input from the community members and partners. We want to hear from those who live, work and play in the area about what they like about their neighbourhood and what they envision for the future.”
“The City of Mississauga is excited to partner with CVC to rollout the SNAP initiative in the Cooksville neighbourhood,” said Dianne Zimmerman, Manager of Environment at the City of Mississauga. “Cooksville is a vibrant and engaged community. Input from residents, local leaders, and community groups will be essential in designing the neighbourhood’s action plan for a more sustainable and resilient Cooksville.”
How to Get Involved:
- Cooksville SNAP Community Survey is open until November 30. Participate in the survey by visiting Mississauga.ca/SNAP.
- Cooksville SNAP Inaugural Tree Planting
Sunday, October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Cooksville Park (meet at Frayne Court entrance)
- Cooksville SNAP Open House
Tuesday, November 14 drop-in between 7 to 9 p.m.
Camilla Road Senior Public School (cafeteria)
Event attendees and survey respondents can enter a draw for a chance to win gift card prizes, valued $50 CAN. Full contest rules can be found at cvc.ca/contest-rules. More details about the Cooksville SNAP and upcoming neighbourhood events can be found at cvc.ca/ccSNAP.
About Cooksville SNAP
Cooksville Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) is CVC’s third SNAP in the Credit River Watershed. The area of focus for the Cooksville SNAP is an established neighbourhood spanning over 300 hectares along Cooksville Creek in south central Mississauga and is home to nearly 28,000 people. The neighbourhood features commercial areas, schools, places of worship, a network of valley land along the Creek and many other amenities. As a mature urban area, it presents many exciting opportunities for community engagement and environmental restoration and retrofit. Learn more at cvc.ca/ccSNAP.
About Credit Valley Conservation
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. Our watershed is defined by the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
About City of Mississauga
Mississauga is the third largest city in Ontario and the seventh largest in Canada. It is home to close to 800,000 residents and more than 100,000 businesses, including 77 Fortune 500 companies and 1,400 multinational firms. A diverse, progressive and welcoming municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is focused on delivering high quality services, building a 21st Century city with complete communities, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure, mitigating climate change and continuing to be an employer of choice.
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