January E-News Letter

Message From Your MPP

Dear Neighbours, 

As we welcome 2024, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I am sure you must have set your thoughtful New Year’s resolutions by now and are excited to experience them in action. The new year is a time for new beginnings, let’s cherish and celebrate the accomplishments of the past and embark on the journey to work together for a better future. 

January marks National Blood Donor Month, a perfect opportunity to contribute to a greater cause of donating blood and helping save a life. According to the Canadian Blood Service, our country has more than 4.5 million patients who need blood transfusions annually, and more than 14,000 donor clinics collect blood every year to help those in need.

Rolling back to 2023, I must say, it was a year defined by the resilience, passion, and accomplishments of Ontarians as everyone united to achieve remarkable milestones, as stated in the Plan to Build Ontario. From investing up to $185 billion in ‘legacy’ infrastructure and $1.25 billion in long-term care homes to investing $3.2 billion towards expanding and repairing provincial highways and bridges, our government has been working hard for you. I am thrilled to share that we have expanded Highway 401, Ontario’s busiest and most congested highway, with 18 kilometers of new lanes open from Mississauga to Milton. In addition, just last month, the Ontario government announced an investment of over $62.9 million in two foundational skilled trades programs that will help to launch the careers of more than 18,000 young people.

Our government is committed to building a stronger and more inclusive Ontario. Our plan for 2024 remains to listen and serve our communities and to keep making lives better for everyone. 

My heartfelt gratitude to all the residents for joining me for a cheerful and warm Christmas Open House celebration at the Constituency Office in December. It was a wonderful day filled with fun activities, purposeful conversations, and delicious food. I look forward to hosting more such joyful and meaningful events and making lifelong memories with you all. As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office, we are here for you. Together, we can continue to make Mississauga-Malton an even better place to live, work, and grow.

Once again, wishing everyone a blessed and exciting New Year!


MPP Deepak Anand

Christmas Open House

December 9th, it was an honor to open the doors of our community office to the residents of Mississauga-Malton to mark the beginning of the festive holidays.

Thank you everyone for joining me for a beautiful afternoon full of joy and meaningful conversations with delicious Christmas treats. I was so amazed to see everyone making wonderful, customized ornaments with their families.

“These gatherings are an excellent opportunity to connect as a community,” said one resident. I was overjoyed to hear one attendee say they always look forward to these open houses, to test their creativity with the new crafts.

I would like to give a big shoutout to our amazing staff and volunteers for all their efforts in making all of our events throughout the year so special.

I am looking forward to more opportunities to celebrate with the Mississauga-Malton community in 2024.

Investments In Ontario

$165 Million is being invested by Medicom Group Inc. in a new personal protective equipment manufacturing facility.

This facility will create over 130 well-paying jobs producing medical-grade nitrile gloves required to prepare for future emergencies and keep our frontline healthcare workers safe. Ontario is supporting this investment with $30 million in provincial funding.

$165 Million is being invested by Medicom Group Inc. in a new personal protective equipment manufacturing facility.

This funding will help municipalities across the province build and maintain the telecommunications infrastructure required to transition to a new emergency communications system known as Next Generation 9-1-1.

$40.5 Million is being invested to increase access to pediatric services for children and youth in Eastern Ontario.

This funding will help the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario increase the number of staff, beds, surgeries, scans, and mental health supports available

$35 Million is being invested by Korean EV parts manufacturer Bobaek America Inc. to build a new facility in Windsor.

They will make a variety of components for vehicle assemblies, expanding Ontario’s EV supply chain and creating over 140 well-paying jobs. This investment is supported by $1.5 million in provincial funding.

$20.5 Million in additional funding was invested to help combat increasing instances of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

This round of funding will prioritize Jewish and Muslim communities, and build on the $12.5 million previously provided to over 1,400 faith-based groups across the province in order to install or enhance security measures

$18.7 Million in additional funding is being invested to help prevent and address violence against women and girls.

This investment will help approximately 400 service providers across the province hire more staff, improve services and increase their ability to provide services to women and children.

$9 Million is being invested to help junior mining companies finance early exploration projects to find critical minerals.  

This funding will help companies find minerals that are vital in making electronic devices and batteries, creating jobs and strengthening the Made-in-Ontario supply chain

Updates From Queen’s Park

The demand for skilled tradespeople has never been higher, and will only continue to rise as our province grows.

I was proud to speak in Queen’s Park to shed light on all our government is doing to help destigmatize working in the skilled trades by helping Ontarians of all ages and genders discover well-paying career opportunities in over 140 different trades.

Building Schools

Our government is overhauling the processes regulating the construction of new schools and reducing construction times by up to 50%.

Our strategy relies on increasing collaboration with municipalities, streamlining approval reporting requirements, and standardizing build designs.

Additionally, we will be working with school boards to identify and repurpose unused properties to other provincial priorities such as long-term care or affordable housing, before being sold by school boards on the open market. School boards will continue to reinvest proceeds of disposition back into their school facilities, spending the money where they need it most.

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Helping Women Start New Careers

Our government is committed to building an inclusive Ontario, ensuring no one is left behind.

That’s why we are investing $5.5 million in the Women’s Economic Security program to support local programs across the province that will help women learn the skills needed to join the workforce and gain financial independence.

Programs are operated throughout the year at a variety of locations across the province. To learn more about available programming visit: Ontario.ca/women

Eligible service providers looking to deliver programming can apply for funding at: Ontario.ca/getfunding. The deadline to apply is January 26, 2024

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Helping Students Kickstart Careers

As our province continues to grow, there is more need than ever, for skilled tradespeople able to build and maintain the homes, schools, and infrastructure our communities rely on. That’s why our government has been working hard to address incorrect assumptions and show Ontario’s youth how rewarding and well-paying careers in the skilled trades can be. Recent efforts have been working well, as last year new apprentice registrations were up 24% from 2022.

We are now making a record investment of over $62.9 million in helping more Ontarians pursue in-demand careers in the skilled trades through the provincial foundational skilled trades programs.

An investment of $21.1 million will help expand the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). This high school program gives students who have completed Grade 10 the chance to explore the trades through cooperative education courses and try different types of learning.

The other $41.8 million will be used to launch approximately 100 new pre-apprenticeship training projects across the province. Pre-apprenticeships are free training programs designed to get people started on a rewarding pathway in the skilled trades.

Courses last up to 52 weeks and include an 8-12 week paid work placement. Textbooks, safety equipment, and tools are all provided at no cost.

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New Service Ontario Options

As part of our efforts to bring Ontarians the services they need, where and when they need them; our government is working with Staples to test expanding Service Ontario locations in partnership with retailers across the province.

This program will start operation at eight different Staples stores, including right here in Mississauga at 257 Dundas Street East, with more locations planned in the future.

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Out And About In the Community

Telugu Cultural Association of Greater Toronto Celebration with Premier Ford
Mississauga Kerala Association
TeluguSocial.ca Holiday Holiday Party
Sindhi Association of North America Mississauga
Association of Professional Driving Instructors of Ontario
Ontario Medical Association at Queen’s Park
Urban Dreams
Grand Opening
Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance
Canada Build Gold
Ontario Volunteer
Service Awards
Malton Youth Hub
Grand Opening
IFFSA Toronto 2023

Let’s get creative!

Join me Sunday February 11 at Iceland Arena for a a day of family fun while painting, laughing and getting to know the Mississauga-Malton community.

Free and Open to All!

Supplies and light refreshments will be provided.

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Looking to Volunteer?

Are you a student looking to participate in your community or earn your volunteer service hours? We are looking for volunteers to help with the event from 12:00-5:00pm.

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