Leaders of Tomorrow In the Media

Jun 11, 2019 - Mississauga News
Help support Mississauga's leaders of tomorrow
Annual fundraiser takes place June 13, 2019 

Written by Mississauga News 


The Leaders of Tomorrow 10th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner takes place June 13 at Summit Garden Chinese Restaurant.

Community support is vital to continue the event that helps hundreds of kids enter university and allow them to realize their potential through the Young Ontario Writers Award program.

In the past nine years thousands of dollars have been awarded to the winners of the contest.



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August 12, 2014 - Oakville News

Youth and Money: How it Works 

Written by Fiona 


We’ve heard about money ever since we started to learn to speak – our parents talk about it, TV comments it. But what do we really know about money? Not much – until this great day — Two days’ training on Money and Youth organized by Oakville Chinese Network and sponsored by Mr. Pierre Wong, Financial Specialist from Investor Group. Thursday July 24, 2014 was our first class at the Money and Youth workshop at the Newcomer Information Centre – Oakville located at Unit 20, 171 Speers Road. The lecturer was Pierre Wong from the Investors Group, who sponsored this event. Mr. Wong was a very nice guy and extremely knowledgeable. The first thing he said, surprisingly, was – “let’s eat!” What a fun way to start a class! Mr. Wong brought boxes of pizza for the class. Everybody was smiling and having a great time.


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Mar 23, 2014 - Mississauga News
Contest asks students how to end bullying

Written by Jan Dean



Essays entered in this year's Leaders of Tomorrow writing contest will be of particular interest to teachers, police and civic leaders because students address the issue of how to stop bullying in schools.
An assembly about the Essay Writing Contest and the assigned topic was held this Friday at St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary School.
Peel Regional Police Deputy Chief Chris McCord says that, from the police perspective, bullying is very serious. 
"In Canada, the estimate is that eight per cent of youths are bullied weekly," said McCord. "With 238,000 students in Peel that means 19,000 Peel students are bullied every week."
Bullying isn't new, but the Internet has enabled cyberbullying, which gives the issue a whole new dimension.

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May 27, 2013 - Mississauga News
Student essayists awarded for bullying solutions

Written by Jason Spencer



MISSISSAUGA — "Bullying is like the silent disease: it has no symptoms," declared Megan Rodrigues, reading from her Leaders of Tomorrow essay submission yesterday at the Living Arts Centre.

As the Grade 8 St. Barbara Elementary School student continued reciting her supporting arguments, the RBC Theatre was in complete silence.

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May 28, 2012 - The Mississauga News

Young Writers are Leaders of Tomorrow 

Written by John Stewart


Pierre Wong, who chairs the annual Leaders of Tomorrow essay contest, told participants attending the awards ceremony yesterday that every entrant this year was a winner.
"In September 2010, when the mayor gave her name to this program, she told me she wanted to make the youth of Mississauga the best in the country," Wong said during the ceremony held at the Living Arts Centre.
"By the quality of the essays we received this year, you have surpassed her expectation," he said. "In my book, you are all winners." 


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November 12, 2011 - The Mississauga News

Contest Challenges Youth to Improve City 

Written by Chris Clay


The search is on among Mississauga youth for the next leaders of tomorrow.
Last night, representatives from the Knights of Columbus St. Christopher Council and Investors Group Mississauga West region office gathered at the Emerald Chinese Restaurant to announce the second annual Leaders of Tomorrow essay contest. It encourages high school and elementary students in the city to write an essay for the chance to win anywhere from $50 to $1,000 plus an award from Mayor Hazel McCallion.


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May 16, 2011 - The Mississauga News 

Tomorrow's Leaders Honoured Today
Written by Bill Tremblay 


Mississauga's future leaders have been awarded for their ideas on how to make their hometown a world-class city. The local Knights of Columbus challenged students in Grades 6-12 to write an essay explaining how Mississauga could become a world-class city. The contest, organized by the club’s Leaders of Tomorrow program, received more than 200 submissions from teachers and students at about 50 schools. The inaugural competition was named after Mayor Hazel McCallion, who presented the awards yesterday at the Living Arts Centre. 

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May 16, 2011 - Sing Tao Daily 

May 15, 2011 - Chinese Journal 



March 17, 2011 - The Booster 

Mar 15, 2011 - Mississauga News 

Knights on quest to find future leaders

Written by Julia Le


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February 28, 2011 - Our Kids - The Trusted Source

Mississauga Students are the Leaders of Tomorrow 

Written by Carly Maga


We often hear  that  today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow – but how often are they actually put to the test? Well the Knights of Columbus, St. Christopher’s Council is doing just that. In their city of Mississauga, Ontario, they’ve started the Leaders of Tomorrow program to encourage youth in their community to explore their passion for the city  and take it upon themselves to discover what they can do to improve it. And to kick it off, they launched an essay contest that challenges middle and high-school aged students to answer
“How I Would Make Mississauga a World Class City.” 


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Launch - Ming Pao Daily News 

February 17, 2011 - World Journal 

The Launch of Leaders of Tomorrow - Press Conference 

February 16, 2011 - RogersTV

Leaders of Tomorrow 

Written by RogersTV


On February 16, 2011, The Knights of Columbus, St. Christopher Council presented the “Leaders of Tomorrow” press conference for the Mayor Hazel McCallion Award, held at the Asia Buffet & Banquet Hall in Mississauga.  “Leaders of Tomorrow” is a program that paves the way for all youths to lead Mississauga into the future. They believe that children are the treasure of the city and how they are educated will have an impact on what kind of city Mississauga will become. 


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