Sistema Mississauga provides music instruction free of charge to children through an intensive social program that aims to inspire youth to reach their full potential.
Our mission is to empower youth with a strong sense of excellence, self-respect, and mutual support for others in the community through the pursuit of musical excellence in order to prepare them for a better tomorrow.
Sistema Mississauga Receives $3000 Grant from the Community Foundation of Mississauga
Sistema Mississauga is grateful to acknowledge the $3000 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.
The Community Foundation of Mississauga has been matching acts of caring with community needs since 2001. Working with donors and the broader community, the Foundation invests in building strong and resilient places to live, work and play. By providing effective and efficient endowment options for donors, the Foundation is creating a lasting legacy of community vitality. To find out more about the Community Foundation of Mississauga, visit the web site at www.CFofM.org.
Sistema Mississauga Takes Part in First Ever Sistema Ontario Meeting
Sistema Mississauga was a part of the first Sistema Ontario with some other great Sistema programs including Sistema Toronto, Sounds of the Next Generation, Sistema Huronia, El Sistema Aeolian, OrKidstra, An Instrument for Every Child, and others.
We spent a lot of time talking about what defines a Sistema-inspired organization, and the many benefits that we expect will flow from Sistema Ontario. This is an exciting time for the Sistema movement in Ontario, and it was wonderful to meet, connect, and be re-inspired by other programs in the province. We can't wait to see what the promising future of Sistema Ontario holds!
Sistema Mississauga Feature on Canada Helps' "Giving Life Blog"
Sistema Mississauga was featured on Canada Helps' "Giving Life" blog. The blog post, "The Gift of Music: From Venezuela to Ontario" was written by our Fundraising Chair and Secretary, Meghan Gardner, and highlights the importance of music instruction, our program, and how you can give the gift of music this holiday season:
Sistema Mississauga Featured in Canada Helps' "Charitable Gift Ideas" Video
Our very own Cassandra Reda Gavin was featured in Canada Helps' video along with other charities and non-profit organizations to discuss Charitable Gift Ideas:
Sistema Mississauga Choir to Sing O Canada at a Mississauga Steelheads Game
February 23 2015
Our kids will be busy rehearsing "O Canada" over the next few weeks... they'll be singing the National Anthem at the Mississauga Steelheads vs. Barrie Colts game on Friday, March 13th at 7:30 PM!
Thanks to the Steelheads, Sistema Mississauga friends & family can purchase discounted tickets for the game.
Come out and see our kids and take in a great hockey game!
Inaugural Issue of "The Note"
January 21 2015
We've released the inaugural issue of our brand new newsletter, "The Sistema Mississauga Note"! Check your inbox for updates on our last year of teaching and fundraising, as well as volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.
Didn't get a copy? Check it out here!
To sign up for future newsletters, become a Member of Sistema Mississauga for only $20 a year. Membership Forms can be found on our website.
Sistema Mississauga on TV
February 24 2015
Before the New Year, Sistema Mississauga was part of the taping for Volunteer MBC's "i care...i volunteer" show, a 13-part series on volunteerism in our community.
Our episode, "Joining a Board/Committee", will air on Rogers TV Peel this week. See the schedule here.
Sistema Mississauga Receives artsVest Funding
February 25 2015
Sistema Mississauga is very pleased to welcome artsVest Ontario’s kind donation towards our cause. artsVest™ is Business for the Arts‘ signature matching incentive and sponsorship training program, that is designed to spark new business sponsorship of arts and culture and to build capacity in Canada’s cultural sector.
With the help of artsVest Ontario’s resources, Sistema Mississauga has received a $500 sponsorship from Trade Secrets. Thanks to artsVest Ontario’s matching incentive funds, Trade’s Secret generous sponsorship was matched.
artsVest Ontario is run by Business for the Arts with the support of the Canadian Heritage, Government of Ontario and Ontario Trillium Foundation.
#NoteTheDifference Music Festival
April 17 2015
We are excited to announce our very first Music Festival: Note the Difference on June 6th!
We will have many hands-on stations set up with hopes of creating the best possible musical experience for you, including: Make Your Own Instruments, Exploring Sounds, Karaoke Dress-up, Let's Talk Science (http://www.letstalkscience.ca) and much, much more.
The very talented violinist Dr. Draw (http://drdraw.ca) will be one of our featured festival performers!
Please join us and #notethedifference music makes.
Sistema Mississauga Receives Two Grants from the Community Foundation of Mississauga
Sistema Mississauga is very grateful to acknowledge not 1 but 2 new grants!
We have received $1759.14 from the Field of Interest Funds at the Community Foundation of Mississauga for our project "Sistema Mississauga Kids Learn to Read... Music!" This project will allow us to purchase music instruction books and CDs for our students.
We have also received $3000 from the Hazel McCallion Fund for Arts, Culture & Heritage at the Community Foundation of Mississauga for our project "Mission: Nutrition!" which will offer healthy, nourishing snacks to the kids in our program after school.
The Community Foundation of Mississauga is a registered charitable public foundation serving the people of Mississauga.
They have been matching acts of caring with community needs since 2001. Working with donors and the broader community, the Foundation invests in building strong and resilient places to live, work and play. By providing effective and efficient endowment options for donors, the Foundation is creating a lasting legacy of community vitality. To find out more about the Community Foundation of Mississauga, visit the web site at www.CFofM.org.
THANK YOU to the Community Foundation of Mississauga for supporting us again!