Join us in May for These Outstanding Events

Dr. Tina Malti of University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

Community support of children’s social-emotional development

Tuesday, May 18 @ 9-10:30 a.m. EDT on Zoom
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Be part of the discussion at Erin Mills Connects Community Forum.  Supported by her team and her world-leading research in the areas of child social-emotional development and adversity, Dr. Tina Malti will discuss her research on child well-being and social-emotional development in the context of a recent community-partnership initiative. Dr. Malti and her team will present this initiative and share some strategies from the training to support child well-being and social-emotional development. This interactive session is free and all are welcome.

Strengths-based skills and strategies to build resilience

Wednesday, May 26 @ 6:30-8 p.m. EDT on Zoom
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Register for this Free event for parents/guardians and other caregivers in Mississauga Wards 8-11 (Erin Mills and Central Erin Mills, Churchill Meadows, Lisgar, Meadowvale, Erindale, UTM, and Streetsville). Dr Rashid will speak about resilience—our ability to adapt well to disruptions. This experiential presentation shares strengths-based skills and strategies to build resilience among families and youth. Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical and school psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre, UTSC. For more than 15 years, Dr. Rashid has worked with individuals experiencing complex mental health issues, especially with young adults from diverse cultural backgrounds and with trauma survivors.

Dr. Tayyab Rashid of U of T Scarborough

Past Event

Beautiful Mind Day — It was a Special Opportunity for Children and Adolescents

Dr. Rumeet Billan spoke to more than 150 grade 6-12 students and their family members online at two sessions on Apr. 26. The topic of her discussion was “Who Do I Want to Become?”  This interactive, online session was based on Dr. Billan’s award-winning book of the same name.  She discussed pathways, ways to be a leader and how to care for oneself during this difficult time. For a chance to hear Dr. Billan read her award-winning book to younger Erin Mills residents, visit

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Erin Mills Connects Beautiful Mind Day for children and youth was reinvented this spring for a virtual environment.

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Erin Mills Connects is a non-profit collaborative working to improve the well-being of children, youth and families in west Mississauga. Its charitable partner is The Dam. 

Personal Donations are Welcome

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Steering Committee Meetings – Open to All

We still look forward to connecting with you online, if not in person. Steering Committee meetings are open to community members. Visit our events site to register.