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Arts and Culture Charities

The following list of registered Canadian charities partnered with MississaugaGives promote arts, culture, and heritage in the City of Mississauga.

Friends of the Museums of Mississauga

Friends of the Museums of Mississauga is a registered charitable organization with an active schedule of events and activities in support of the Museums of Mississauga. Friends engage volunteers to enhance community awareness through promotion, participation and fundraising; and to ensure the integrity of the Museums.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) (BN: 119043586RR0001) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery generously sponsored by the City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, private citizens and its members. Visitors to the AGM enjoy a diverse programme of changing exhibitions, ranging from historic to cutting-edge contemporary art, photography, design, crafts and community friendly exhibitions.   As a public gallery with a strong community connection, the AGM is interested in assisting visitors as they learn about art.  The gallery therefore offers a wide range of tours, discussion, and workshops for adult learners, as well as innovative youth programmes for schools, universities and community groups. The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors. 

The Friends of the Mississauga Library System (BN: 132230186RR0001) is a volunteer, non-profit citizens' organization which was established in 1989. Its main purpose is to promote literacy and extend the programs and services of the library system within our community. FOL provides financial and material support to augment the services of the Mississauga Library System in its role as a cultural, educational and recreational resource for the benefit of the residents of Mississauga. Our Mission encompasses support for literacy as a fundamental skill required to take full advantage of library services, and support for library-related educational activities in recognition that a well-trained staff is essential to the effective provision of library services.

Heritage Mississauga

Heritage Mississauga (Registered Charitable No. 11924 5660 RR001) is the only city-wide independent organization dedicated to researching, recording and celebrating Mississauga’s diverse heritage. We are respected by the community and recognized as experts in the field of research, writing and program delivery; we have been in existence for over 57 years. Delivered from the Heritage Resource Centre at The Grange, our programs & services are diverse and inclusive and include: genealogy workshops; the research of Aboriginal culture; military re-enactments, community engagements and tours; interpretive panels; heritage print and online publications including a community guide, newsletters videos & books, and a series of heritage comics based on local events; two free exhibit galleries which support the local community; a corporate outreach program and a gala awards night, The Credits which  recognizes and celebrates the “Heritage Heroes” in our community. Heritage Mississauga’s fully inclusive programming strives to create a sustainable heritage resource, which is available to all and contributes to the cultural vibrancy of our local community.

The Mississauga Arts Council (BN: 131275711RR0001) is a 35 year-old not-for-profit organization that encases the collaborations of 217 arts organizations and 38,000 individual artists under one common umbrella.  MAC acts as a catalyst to inspire, engage and connect opportunities within the community to encourage multi-disciplinary artists and facilitate networking in the arts scene across diverse cultures.We aim to create a Mississauga that is a vibrant, creative, cultural community where arts and culture thrive

With a combination of community musicians and professional section leaders, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra (MSO( (BN: 119043685RR0001) has earned a reputation as the best hybrid orchestra in Canada.  Based out of Hammerson Hall, a world-class performing arts facility located within the Living Arts Centre, the MSO has offered entertaining and increasingly sophisticated programs from the classic and popular repertoires of symphonic music, all performed to the highest artistic standards.

VAM at Riverwood is a leading provider of visual arts programming for adults, teens and children. VAM’s team of artist instructors offer over 200 courses, workshops, and camps. Courses and workshops cover all levels and most mediums – acrylic, oil, watercolour, drawing, clay,and mixed media over 10, 8 and 4 week sessions. VAM also hosts special workshops and exhibitions by VAM member artist groups throughout the year as well as exhibitions at Mississauga’s Central Library. Major events include Art in the Park (September), the Holiday Artisan Marketplace (November), the Annual Juried Show hosted by the Art Gallery of Mississauga, now in its 39th year (January), the Members’ Show & Sale (March), and the Children’s Art Celebration (June). The VAM Gallery and Studio hosts member group and special exhibitions September – June.

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