About Us

Who is Erin Mills Connects? 

Erin Mills Connects community organization (EMC) was founded in 2016 as a collaborative of close to 60 community leaders. Its Steering Committee includes representatives of area schools, the Region of Peel, Peel Multicultural Council, Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services, the Dam: Develop-Assist-Mentor, Erin Mills parents/guardians and youth. Working with its partners, the group holds events that inform and connect students and parents/guardians to local resources and services that increase well-being in the “L5M” area.

Erin Mills Connects community organization’s vision is:

To have a vibrant and engaged Erin Mills community that can raise awareness and advocate for the needs of community members.

Our overall mission is: 

To address the needs of children, youth and families in the Erin Mills Community by collaboratively promoting relationships, bringing together schools, organizations and needed resources.

EMC’s Values are: Collaboration/Co-operation; Diversity/Inclusiveness; Equity and Equality; Fairness; Connectedness; Community/Engagement; Respect

Steering Committee Members and Coordinator

Jaimi Woolsey

Thomas Street MS

Lin Tian

Community Member

Diane Stewart

Peel Public Health

Carol Reist

The Dam: Develop-Assist-Mentor

Mary Nanavati

EMC Founder and Community Member

Caroline Mulvey

Community Member

Miguel Martinez


Kiran Maqsood

Polycultural and Immigrant Community Services

Kinga Melak

Peel Multicultural Council

Cathy Chamberlain

Collaborative Coordinator

Shymol Chambachan

Community Member

Christine Barnes

Castlebridge P.S.

Lorretta Neebar

University of Toronto Mississauga

Namita Parmar

John Fraser SS

Robert Martellacci

MindShare Learning

Humaira Bashir

Community Member