Friends of the Museums of Mississauga support the appreciation for and cultivates awareness of the Museums of Mississauga collection, exhibitions and programmes through the following:
- Channel grants for educating the public about the rich and diverse history of Mississauga
- Provide funds to support new acquisitions and conservation and preservation of the Museums collection
- Offer bus subsidies to support Museums education programme
Open Museums (2019-2020)
Open Museums is a creative community engagement project that takes the museums experience beyond its walls into underserved neighbourhoods across the city. The initiative has invited diverse participants to share, visualize, and celebrate each others personal histories through the lens of Mississauga’s heritage.
Friends of the Museums of Mississauga gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Hazel McCallion Fund for Arts, Culture and Heritage at the Community Foundation of Mississauga, a registered charitable public foundation serving the people of Mississauga.
World War 1 Day (2018-2019)
With the objective of providing participatory and on-site educational opportunities, this Project extended hand-on learning about WWI from a social and historical perspective to at-risk and undeserved youth throughout the Peel District School Board. 200 at-risk youth participated in the initiative that presented an opportunity to connect nationally historic frameworks related to WWI with the local and regionally specific understandings of our shared history. Reflecting on a broad range of perspectives and approaches to understanding history, inspired dialogue on the role of Mississauga Museums and the city’s residents on heritage of the past, present and future.
The Project was generously supported by the Community Foundation of Mississauga’s Hazel McCallion Fund for Arts, Culture and Heritage.
Community Fund for Canada’s 150th (2017)
As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, FoMM facilitated the Museums of Mississauga in presentation of an exhibition honouring former Mayor Hazel McCallion that captures the most captivating moments of her political career.
Supported by the Community Foundation of Mississauga’s Hazel McCallion Fund for Arts, Culture and Heritage, the exhibition explored the life and legacy of Hazel McCallion and showcased her contributions as a compassionate leader, sports enthusiast, Canadian icon and legacy maker. Artifacts and archival material from the Museums of Mississauga collection, as well as personal items from Hazel McCallion herself were on display. More details: https://culture.mississauga.ca/event/mississauga-civic-centre/do-your-homework