Planet Youth Mississauga is Born

Erin Mills Connects and The Dam are together implementing the first stage of the unique Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM) in Mississauga. They were chosen by the Public Health Agency of Canada to join six other groups across Canada for Stream 1 of the implementation plan. Until August 2025, The Dam and EMC will build community coalitions and develop deeper connections with school communities in preparation to move to Stream 2 to collect information about youth substance use and protective factors. The Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Ya’ara Saks made the announcement in June in Nova Scotia. Read more about the program here.

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Ya’ara Saks announced an investment that includes $868,000 in funding for seven projects across British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia to support the Canadian implementation and adaptation of the Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM).

Newcomer Youth Invited to Register for Free Healthy Relationships Plus-Enhanced Program on Aug. 1, 2 and 6.

Our new free resource for high school students has arrived! Download this flyer for your organization or school. (hint: use ‘fit to paper’ printer settings). Visit for the full resource.

For past events, click here.

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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

To contribute to future projects of Erin Mills Connects community collaborative (trusteed by The Dam–Charitable Registration Number
889327466 RR0001) and receive a charitable tax receipt, please make a donation HERE. Thank you.

Steering Committee Meetings – Open to All

We still look forward to connecting with you online, but preferably in person. Steering Committee meetings are open to community members. Visit our events site to for dates, Zoom links and locations.