• Heritage Mississauga





  • The Credits 2023

    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 25 years, presenting the Credits gala for the last 10 years.



    Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre

    35 Brunel Road

    Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8



    Evening Awards Gala: TBD

    Registration: 5:00pm

    Program Begins (Dinner & Awards): 6:00pm



    The Credit River

  • 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 click the link below for the ticket form. Fill it out, and then send to our Executive Director, Jayme Gaspar at jgaspar@heritagemississauga.org / Her phone number is: (905) 828-8411 ext 31.

  • Nominate Your Heritage Heroes

    Honour those who do wonderful work in Mississauga to celebrate our heritage!

  • Nominations Guidelines

    Please read all instructions carefully to ensure that you understand the nomination process and all requirements for a "completed" application.


    If you need any assistance please contact Melisssa Toste of Heritage Mississauga at (905) 828-8411 ext 0 or

    email: info@heritagemississauga.org.


    You may also stop by our offices at the Robinson-Adamson House "The Grange" 1921 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, ON (corner of Sir John's Homestead and Dundas St. W., one block west of Mississauga Road).

    Nominations Application Deadline

    • Applications must be complete no later than 5:00pm on Monday July 31, 2023.
    • Only one nomination per form.
    • No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
    • Please call 905-828-8411 ext 0 to confirm your application has been received at the office.


    • Current Board of Directors, staff of Heritage Mississauga and members of The Credits Awards committee are not eligible to be nominated.
    • Nominator must be at least 18 years of age and may not be a family member of the nominee.
    • Nominee must be a resident or work in the city of Mississauga.


    • Nominations will be judged on their merit and how well they fit the award framework included in this package.


    • Nominees will be reviewed and approved by the Credits Committee.
    • All nominees will be honoured at the Credits in November 2023. (Exact date to be determined.)

    Notes To Remember

    • Please make a copy of your application for your records.
    • When filling out the nomination package please provide as much detail as possible on the nominee.
    • Click on the images below to submit your application.
    • Please email: info@heritagemississauga.org a JPEG image of your nominee.
  • How To Submit Your 2023 Nominations

    1) Please click on the image below for your application.


    2) Please email Melissa Toste: info@heritagemississauga.org a JPEG image of your nominee. (This is mandatory)

    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.

    Presented to an individual or group who have preserved, communicated and engaged the community in the celebration of Mississauga’s heritage.

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

    Presented to a groups or individual 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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

  • "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, Former Executive Director of Visual Arts Mississauga and The Credits 2017 Community Anniversary Honoree

  • Awards

    The 2022 "Credits" Recipients:

    Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award

    James Chiu & George Chiu
    Mandarin Restaurant Founders

    President's Award

    Raman Dua

    Chairman's Award

    Linden King

    Mississaugas of the Credit Cultural and Heritage Award

    Sidney Gendronard

    Heritage Champion Award

    Bruno Iannicca

    Heritage Champion Award

    Pat Saito

    Heritage Legacy Award

    Carassauga Festival of Cultures

    Heritage Legacy Award

    Sandy Pitts

    Heritage Business Leader Award

    Bell Canada

    Heritage Business Leader Award

    Sam Kohli

    Heritage Business Leader Award

    Erica Teklits

    Heritage Business Leader Award

    Christopher Zeppa

    Community Heritage Award

    Patti Jannetta Baker and Dave Baker

    Community Heritage Award

    Canadian Community Arts Initiative

    Community Heritage Award

    Iranian Community Mississauga

    Community Heritage Award

    Dolly Maria Jaramillo

    Community Heritage Award

    Nazanin Khalatbari

    Community Heritage Award

    Antoine Musiol

    Community Heritage Award

    Anna Silgardo

    Community Heritage Award

    Streetsville Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival

    Community Heritage Award

    Irene Urbaniak

    Community Heritage Award

    Brian Vieira

    Cultural Heritage Award

    Alce Art & Health

    Cultural Heritage Award

    Ziba Ghaibi Boveiri

    Cultural Heritage Award

    Frog In Hand

    Cultural Heritage Award

    George Kowalczyk

    Cultural Heritage Award

    Rodel Meier

    Cultural Heritage Award

    Roger Mendes

    Cultural Heritage Award

    Mississauga Italfest

    Cultural Heritage Award

    Lata Pada

    Cultural Heritage Award

    Silvia Damar Radvanski

    Cultural Heritage Award

    Jasmine Sawant

    Cultural Heritage Award

    Nancy Vieira

    Architectural Heritage Award

    Bowie Medical Hall

    Architectural Heritage Award

    Middle Road Bridge

    Heritage Volunteer Award

    Pat Anderson

    Heritage Volunteer Award

    Dave Baker

    Heritage Volunteer Award

    Elizabeth Banfalvi

    Heritage Volunteer Award

    Ken Choi & Dan Bodanis

    Heritage Volunteer Award

    Ray Marentette

    Heritage Volunteer Award

    Rafiq Rokerya

    Modern Heritage Award

    Maanjiwe Nendamowinan Mississaugas of the Credit OfficeMaanjiwe Nendamowinan Mississaugas of the Credit Office

    Modern Heritage Award

    Mississauga Music

    Natural Heritage Award

    Brian Packham

    Betty Ross Memorial Volunteer Award

    Bryan Ho & Nicole Mair

    Heritage Youth Award

    Marlon Porter

    Heritage Youth Award

    Deena Esmaeil Tehrani

  • "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 and The Credits 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner


  • 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 or email jgaspar@heritagemississauga.org.

  • "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), The Credits Committee Member (2015-Present)

  • The Venue

    Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre

    35 Brunel Road

    Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8



  • With Thanks to our Sponsors




    Anniversary Sponsor

    Anniversary Sponsor

    Wine Sponsor

  • Event Photos

  • "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 & The Credits 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

  • 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.

  • 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 click the link below for the ticket form. Fill it out, and then send to our Executive Director, Jayme Gaspar at jgaspar@heritagemississauga.org / Her phone number is: (905) 828-8411 ext 31.

  • 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 celebrate 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.

  • Connect With Us

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




    Sponsorship Opportunities & Buy Tickets:

    Jayme Gaspar (905) 828-8411 ext 31