The signing, which was initiated with a unanimous council vote back
in June, was followed by a virtual reception hosted and broadcast from
City Hall. Community leaders and academic partners, industry
representatives, local business associations, elected officials
attended, including Novo Nordisk Canada President Beatrice Clerc.
Speakers included the key leaders who will work to achieve better
health outcomes in Mississauga, including Dianne Fierheller from the
Family and Child Health Initiative at the Institute for Better Health
(IBH), Trillium Health Partners (THP), Angela Carter, Executive
Director of Roots Community Services, and Gurpreet Malhotra, CEO of
Indus Community Services.
The reception also featured greetings from community leaders in
other Cities Changing Diabetes network cities, including Houston,
Philadelphia and Copenhagen.
With a determination to achieve health equity driven by community
consultation and primary research, Mississauga is off to a strong start.