The Community Foundation of Mississauga was selected as this year's successful nominee based on rigorous criteria which included setting and achieving clear business objectives, demonstrating originality and sustainability in generating income or securing funding, effective use of resources, innovation in services or programs to meet changing demands and needs of the Mississauga community, an analysis of measurable results in the communities they serve and demonstrating strong and accountable governance leadership.

The Community Foundation of Mississauga is particularly honoured to receive the award this year as the organization celebrates its Tenth Anniversary.

Ellen McGregor, CEO of Fielding Chemical Technologies noted, "I was delighted to nominate our Community Foundation. Having been a volunteer with the organization, I see firsthand the tremendous progress they have made and the positive impact their work makes for people in Mississauga. It will be exciting to be part of their future progress and we look forward to what comes next. For now, we celebrate this award and achievement."

The awards ceremony will be held on November 17, 2011 at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga. A cocktail reception will be held at 5:45 p.m. followed at 6:30 p.m. by dinner, award presentations and entertainment.

"We are grateful to have been nominated by Ellen McGregor", says Eileen MacKenzie, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Mississauga. "And we would particularly like to express our appreciation to the Mississauga Board of Trade for creating a category which honours the efforts of our non-profit and charitable sector. This sector is an integral part of our business community. But it is also a sector that builds quality of life in Mississauga ensuring we can attract and retain a skilled workforce and a thriving corporate sector."

Corporate tables and individual tickets are available. For more information on the awards ceremony, please contact the Mississauga Board of Trade at 905-273-6151 ext. 32 or [email protected] Information and registration is also available at www.mbot.com.

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