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. Heritage Mississauga has recognized “Heritage Heroes” in the community for over 23 years, presenting the Credits gala for the last seven.
LETTER FROM OUR CHAIR
As the world struggles with the challenges and uncertainty that COVID-19 has presented, we hope that you, your family and employees are staying safe and well. This is an unprecedented time in our history.
Our communities are in isolation; events and programs that bring us together in celebration and in support of important causes have been postponed or cancelled. This pandemic has had a devastating impact on our community, putting life as we know it on hold in an effort to break the cycle of the virus.
The well-being of our community and stakeholders is uppermost in our minds at this time. In support of the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Heritage Mississauga has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel The Credits 2020.
On behalf of the Heritage Mississauga Board of Directors and The Credits organizing committee we thank you for your support of The Credits, that honours our community Heritage Heroes. We look forward to celebrating with you in 2021.
Thank you, stay safe, stay healthy.
Luz del Rosario
Chair, The Credits 2020
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.
This award is presented to someone who has given outstanding contributions to the community, advocated, promoted and celebrated the milestones it has achieved.
This award is presented to a member of the community who gives of themselves to be a mentor, a friend, a heritage advocate. A hero who supports organizations great or small, making a positive impact helping to create a better community.
Heritage Champion Award
Presented to an elected government official or member of provincial or municipal staff who has championed the cause of heritage and who has gone above and beyond their normal duties to support and promote heritage programs.
Betty Ross Volunteer Memorial Award
This volunteer Appreciation award is named in honour of Betty Ross who was a long-serving, dedicated, and well-loved volunteer with both Heritage Mississauga and the Museums of Mississauga. It is presented by each organization in alternate years to honour a volunteer’s significant contribution supporting staff in their work.
Heritage Legacy Award
Presented to an individual, organization or community group who have initiated cross-generational activities with the goal to foster awareness, promote and nurture the advancement of heritage through tradition, culture and community bringing generations together towards a common purpose.
Mississaugas of the 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.
Heritage Business Leader Award
Presented to an individual or business 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
Recognized in two categories; individuals and groups, who have preserved, communicated and engaged the community in the celebration of Mississauga’s heritage.
Cultural Heritage Award
Recognized in two categories; individual and groups, who have 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.
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.
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.
Volunteer Heritage Award
The award is presented to an individual who has volunteered 10+ years within the city and has shown leadership, mentorship and community engagement as an ambassador for cultural heritage.