Who is Erin Mills Connects? 

Erin Mills Connects community organization (EMC) was founded in 2016 as a collaborative of close to 40 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, 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 west Mississauga.

Erin Mills Connects community organization’s vision is:

To have a vibrant and engaged Community that can raise awareness and advocate for the needs of its members.

Our overall mission is: 

To address the needs of children, youth and families in the 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

Thank you to MindShare Learning Technology for naming Erin Mills Connects’ Beyond High School Resource to the list of top “Learning & Technology Newsmakers of 2022!” Learn more about Beyond High School at onpathway.me/blog and here.

Steering Committee Members and Coordinator

Svitlana Komyshenko

Peel Multicultural Council

Lin Tian

Community Member

Lynn I’Anson

Peel Public Health

Ken Dryfhout

The DAM: Develop-Assist-Mentor

Mary Nanavati

Community Member

Caroline Mulvey

Community Member

Miguel Martinez


Aman Sahota

Factors Education Inc.

Nisheen Ditta

Community Member

Shymol Chambachan

Community Member

Hanan Mousa

Community Member

Jinnelle Bobb

Youth Member

Lorretta Neebar

Community Member

Namita Parmar

John Fraser SS

Robert Martellacci

MindShare Learning

Zehra Abbas


Nabiilah Karim, Well-Being Counsellor

Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services

Tonya Lesaux

Lorne Park SS

Nazme Mahzabeen

Community Member

Christine Barnes

Peel District School Board

Welcome Youth Members

Erin Mills Connects welcomes many young people from area high schools, post-secondary institutions and apprenticeships to provide input to our programming. In 2023-2024, we are greatly helped by students, including: Adithya R., Aimee H. (SC), Akshat C. (SC), Anjali P. (SC), Brianna T., Cody D. (SC), Christabel N., Elyse M., Falak S., Jack A., Kadar I., Kalpita G., Manhal E. (SC), Manahil E. (SC), Meghan H., Mohammad J., Natasha T., Navya K., Puneet M. (SC), Rachel T., Rami O., Rania P., Rita L. (SC), Shreya B., Smaran I., Sunny X. (SC) and Tuhr M. (SC). Thank you for your leadership! If you would also like to join us, please contact info@erinmillsconnects.org.

SC = Steering Committee representative

EMC Collaborative Co-ordinator: Catharine Chamberlain