• Heritage Mississauga




  • The Credits 2018

    The Credits is Heritage Mississauga's annual event, which honours members of the Mississauga community for their contributions and achievements with a celebration of our community heritage.



    Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre

    35 Brunel Road

    Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8



    Evening Awards Gala: October 25, 2018

    Registration: 5:30pm

    Program Begins (Dinner & Awards): 7:00pm

  • "It's such an honour to be recognized by Heritage Mississauga. It's a great organization that is doing vital work in our community.

    I congratulate all of the other nominees. We are so fortunate to have a community in which residents are so committed to giving back. It is extremely important that we take the time to recognize the contribution people make to our city."

    - Shelley White, CEO Responsible Gaming Council & 2016 The Credits Lifetime Achievement Award Winner


  • Sponsors

    Thank you to our sponsors for bringing this event to life!

    If you would like to sponsor our 2018 event, please contact Jayme Gaspar for more information.

  • Sponsor The Event

    Support Mississauga's heritage and the people who make a difference in the city, and get recognized as a sponsor at the event.



    The Credits gala is the major fundraiser for Heritage Mississauga. Funds raised are used to sustain the Heritage Resource Centre that the organization operates at The Robinson-Adamson House, The Grange (charitable registration no: 11924 5660 RR0001). From this location, we provide diverse cultural programs in celebration of heritage in the community. These are vital to instill a sense of pride and place and to ensure that all heritage is recorded, preserved and celebrated in recognition for those that have come before and to inform those who are yet to arrive.



    To learn more, please contact our Executive Director, Jayme Gaspar at (905) 828-8411 ext 31.

  • The Award

    Winners receive a beautiful award, glass blown from

    Kelly Lowe who is a resident artist at the

    Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

    2013 Award

    2014 Award

    2015 Award

    2016 Award

    2017 Award

  • "I would like to thank Heritage Mississauga for putting on their annual Credits Awards. It recognizes so many people who contribute to our great city of Mississauga. What a surprise and honour to receive my award this year. I want to congratulate all the deserving nominees and other award recipients".

    - Merle Zoerb, Rotary Past-President, Founding Member of the Mississauga Community Foundation & 2017 Award Winner

  • The Evening

    Celebrate with Mississauga's business leaders and luminaries.

  • Nomination Categories

    Honouring Community Groups and Leaders

    Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award

    Presented to an individual who has contributed 20+ years to preserving and promoting Mississauga's heritage and whose leadership, initiative and commitment has resulted in an increased awareness of community heritage and an inspiration to others.

    Heritage Business Leader Award

    Presented to an individual, business or business leader who has shown vision and a commitment to preserving heritage, demonstrating leadership, furthering heritage values and fostering a sense of place and pride in the community.

    Community Heritage Award (Individual)

    Presented to an individual who has preserved, communicated and engaged the community in celebration of Mississauga's heritage.

    Community Heritage Award (Group)

    Presented to a group who has preserved, communicated and engaged the community in celebration of Mississauga's heritage.

    Cultural Heritage Award (Individual)

    Presented to an individual who has engaged the community in the celebration of Mississauga’s diverse cultural heritage.

    Cultural Heritage Award (Group)

    Presented to a group who has engaged the community in the celebration of Mississauga’s diverse cultural heritage.

    Heritage Youth Award

    Presented to individuals or groups aged 12 to 30, whose project or activities have resulted in outstanding contributions to the promotion and celebration of heritage and whose actions have resulted in inspiring their peers to become involved in heritage.

    Mississaugas of the New Credit Cultural and Heritage Award

    Presented to a member from any community who has demonstrated a commitment to awareness and preservation of the Mississaugas of the New Credit culture, traditions, community and heritage.

    Modern Heritage Award

    Presented to an individual or group whose project or activities celebrate urban growth and innovation, promoting heritage and creating a sense of place and pride in the Mississauga community.

    Natural Heritage Award

    Presented to individuals or groups who have demonstrated a commitment to conservation through activities that protect, promote and enhance Mississauga's natural heritage resources.

    Architectural Heritage Award

    Presented in recognition of a property or landmark that celebrates cultural heritage through architecture that engages the local community in the exploration and preservation of our shared cultural heritage.

    Volunteer Heritage Award

    Presented to an individual or group who has volunteered 10+ years within the city and has shown leadership, mentorship and community engagement as an ambassador for cultural heritage.

  • "Visual Arts Mississauga is a proud partner of Heritage Mississauga and we were thrilled to receive recognition for our 40th anniversary at this year's prestigious Credits award ceremony. We look forward to a continued collaboration over the next 40 years!"

    - Annis Karpenko, Executive Director of Visual Arts Mississauga, Community Group Anniversary

  • Nominate Now

    Do you know someone who should be honoured for their work in the Mississauga community?



    To learn more, please contact our Administrator/Research Assistant, Kelly Ralston at (905) 828-8411 ext 0.



    Friday September 14

  • The Venue

    Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre

    35 Brunel Road

    Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8



  • Get Your Tickets!

    Support, Acknowledge and Honour The People & Organizations Who Preserve Mississauga's Cultural Heritage.


    Individual Tickets: $75

    Table of 10: $650



    To purchase tickets, please contact our Administrator/Research Assistant, Kelly Ralston at (905) 828-8411 ext 0.

  • Mississauga's Heritage Source

    Heritage Mississauga, also known as the Mississauga Heritage Foundation was founded in 1960, by a small group of volunteers.  Known then as the Toronto Township Historical Foundation, this charitable organization supported the move of the Bradley House to its present location and worked to open the home as the area’s first Museum.

    In 1994 the City of Mississauga officially took over the running of the Museum Complex and Heritage Mississauga took on the role as the only independent organization devoted to city-wide heritage matters.


    From its offices at "The Grange", the historic Robinson-Adamson House (1921 Dundas Street West, Mississauga), Heritage Mississauga provides the community with a comprehensive Heritage Resource Centre. The Centre offers a number of services to the community including:


    • Heritage Research & Publications

    • Research Assistance

    • Outreach Presentations

    • Heritage Resource Centre Library

    • Publications

    • Heritage and Art Exhibits

    • Guided and Self-Guided Heritage Tours

    • Heritage Events

    • Oral History Interviews

    • Quarterly “Heritage News” Newsletter

    • Heritage Network & Community Partners

    • Advocacy

    Heritage Mississauga (Mississauga Heritage Foundation Inc.) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to promotion of local heritage. Heritage Mississauga’s MISSION is to “research, record and communicate Mississauga’s heritage”.  Heritage Mississauga’s VISION is to be “Mississauga’s Heritage Source.”


    Our shared heritage is an important element in fostering and maintaining Mississauga’s sense of community, pride and history. Together with the support of community groups, corporations and individuals, Heritage Mississauga will continue to accept the challenge of promoting awareness of the community’s most precious non-renewable resource.

  • "If you are considering an organization to volunteer your time to, Heritage Mississauga is top notch. They welcome you and encourage you to think outside the box. When asked by Heritage Mississauga to join The Credits committee, I was honoured and I have received so much more in return. From the office support to the fellow committee members to the extended community involved with The Credits gala, the role has been very rewarding."

    - Maria DaSilva (far left), Senior Manager Small Business and Outsourcing with BDO Canada LLP & Credits Committee Member (2015-2018)

  • Our Partners

    Heritage Mississauga acknowledges with thanks, financial assistance from:

  • "The Credits is more than just a celebration. The awards reflect the richness and diversity of our cultural heritage in the community - it also brings us together, and inspires us, to build and shape a future that is celebrated by all, and for everyone."

    - Gilmar Militar (centre) Program Manager, Sector Capacity with the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Panel Judge for The Credits Awards Program.

  • Connect With Us

    Please contact us if you have any questions about nominations, sponsorship or if you would like to purchase tickets!