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 areas defined as Mississauga-Erin Mills and Mississauga-Streetsville by the federal and provincial governments.

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

Mena Ibrahim

Peel Multicultural Council

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


Aman Sahota

Ei Amplified - Canadian EdTech Startup of the Year (2021)

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

Jaimi Woolsey

Thomas Street MS

Tonya Lesaux

Lorne Park SS

Nazme Mahzabeen

Community Member

Welcome Youth Members

In 2021-2022, Erin Mills Connects welcomed many young people from area high schools, post-secondary institutions and apprenticeships to provide input to our programming. We welcome Adam C., Adharva V., Alina G., Dominique W., Falak S., Jinnelle B., Karissa H., Molly A., and Natasha T. Thank you for your leadership! If you would like to join us, please contact info@erinmillsconnects.org.

EMC Collaborative Co-ordinator: Catharine Chamberlain