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

Mary Nanavati
Community Member, and Retired Principal, John Fraser Secondary School
Kinga Melak
Peel Multicultural Council, Youth Program Coordinator
Kiran Maqsood
Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services, Crisis Counsellor
Christine Barnes
Castlebridge Public School, Principal
Ava Joshi
United Way GTA, Community Investment Manager
Miguel Martinez
MTClife, President
Caroline Mulvey
Erin Mills Community Representative
Lorretta Neebar
University of Toronto Mississauga, Registrar & Director of Enrolment Management
Carol Reist
The DAM, Executive Director
Diane Stewart
Peel Public Health, Public Health Nurse
Jaimi Woolsey
Thomas Street Middle School, Child and Youth Counsellor
Catharine Chamberlain
EMC Event Administrator
Youth Representative
Steering Committee
John Fraser Secondary School
Lin Tian
Erin Mills Community Representative
Shymol Chambachan
Erin Mills Community Representative
Patrick Cahill
Community Representative