Unveiling the Draft Cooksville Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan

June 6, 2024-Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is proud to announce the launch of the draft Action Plan for the Cooksville Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP). This project, delivered in partnership with City of Mississauga and Region of Peel, aims to make Cooksville Creek and the surrounding neighbourhood healthier, greener and ready for a changing climate.

Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plans are comprehensive and tailored strategies to revitalize mature neighbourhoods facing environmental challenges. The Cooksville SNAP Action Plan will respond to local issues and community interests, address municipal and regional priorities and identify key projects in the Cooksville neighbourhood to increase climate resilience and enhance community well-being.

Since the fall of 2023, CVC and partners have engaged with those who live, work and play in the Cooksville SNAP area to learn about what matters to them and to hear their ideas for a more sustainable and greener neighbourhood. Over 1,000 people have been engaged in action planning to date.

CVC and partners are once again inviting the local community to share their feedback on the proposed vision, goals and actions for the Cooksville neighbourhood. The input received will inform the final Action Plan.

“The success of a community-focused project like SNAP stems from deep and meaningful engagement to ensure the recommended actions align with interests of the residents, businesses and the community at large and can be implemented collaboratively,” said Tooba Shakeel, Senior Coordinator, Sustainable Neighbourhoods at CVC. “The Cooksville neighbourhood has a wealth of resources and over 40 organizations already active in the community. Our aim is to align the SNAP Action Plan with existing initiatives and programs to support a thriving community.”

“The City of Mississauga is excited to reach this next milestone in the project and to release the draft plan for public input,” 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 is essential to making the draft stronger and ensuring that the plan leads to a more sustainable and resilient Cooksville for all.”

How to Get Involved:
Cooksville SNAP Open House
Thursday, June 13 drop-in between 4 to 6 p.m.
Mississauga Valley Community Centre (L.C Taylor Room)

Cooksville SNAP Community Survey will open on June 13 through to August 2, 2024. Participate in the survey by visiting Mississauga.ca/SNAP

Event attendees and survey respondents can enter a draw for a chance to win gift card prizes, valued at $50 CAD. Full contest rules can be found at cvc.ca/ContestRules.

More details about the Cooksville SNAP and upcoming neighbourhood events can be found at cvc.ca/ccSNAP.

Caption: Cooksville residents engaging with City of Mississauga staff at November SNAP Open House
Link: https://files.cvc.ca/cvc/uploads/2024/06/ccSNAP-open-house-scaled.jpg

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. In 2024, Credit Valley Conservation celebrates 70 years of conservation. 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.

Media Contact
Dawn Cripps Supervisor, Marketing & Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
M: 437-688-9773

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