Re-Elect Our Councillor Pat Saito

MISSISSAUGA WARD 9
Leadership. Integrity. Experience.

Experience

Pat has served the residents of Ward 9 and the City of Mississauga since 1991.  During that time, she has gained a wealth of experience that she is able to put to use making sure her residents are well represented.

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What Ward 9 is Saying

Comments from Ward 9 Residents

  • "We knew we could count on her."
  • "Thank you for your hard work to make our community a better place to live in."
  • "You have been a great ward Councillor and I commend you on all your hard work, thank you...for attending our 1st symposium in June in Meadowvale, and helping our community..."
  • "Many thanks for your tireless efforts on behalf of our community!"

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Biography

Pat Saito was first elected to Council in the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel in 1991. Prior to her election, Pat worked for 5 years as a Public Affairs Officer for the City.

Pat believes that in order to be an effective member of Council, you have to know your community and be involved in all aspects of its life. This, along with a wide range of involvement on various committees and boards gives Pat the perspective needed to make the right decisions at Council.

Pat has a long history of community involvement in Ward 9 and in the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel. It is this experience that enables Pat to represent Ward 9 to the fullest.

Pat’s history of community involvement goes back to 1972 when she and her husband Ron moved to Mississauga and became involved in the Mississauga Valleys ratepayers association. They played a large role in fundraising for the Mississauga Valley Community Centre. In 1978, Pat and Ron moved to Meadowvale in Ward 9, where they once again pitched in to help bring recreational facilities to their community. Pat and Ron were instrumental in organizing the Lake Aquitaine Family Festival and the Novemberfest dances to raise funds for the community.

As a volunteer and now as Councillor, Pat is very involved in crime prevention, traffic safety and youth issues. She initiated and chaired the Peel Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Committee (CPTED) and was instrumental in the founding of the Mississauga Crime Prevention Association (now Safe City Mississauga). Pat continues to serve on the board of SCM.

Pat's initiative resulted in the development of Peel's first Community Police station at Meadowvale Town Centre. Pat also initiated a region wide committee to develop a strategy for youth crime prevention, the Peel Youth Violence Prevention committee, and worked towards the formation of the Peel Children and Youth Initiative.

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In 2006, Pat's contributions were recognized by Peel Regional Police who awarded her the prestigious Robert Boyne Award for Crime Prevention.  In 2013 the International Society for Crime Prevention Practitioners awarded Pat the honour of Crime Prevention Ambassador giving her international recognition.

Pat was also a driving force in the creation of the Mississauga Safe Driving Committee, on which she sits today (now Road Safety Mississauga) and was instrumental in forming the Pedestrian Safety Strategy group. Pat spearheaded the production of Mississauga's first Traffic Safety Handbook published in 2006. She is an advocate for traffic calming in the city achieving the first pilot programs in 2013. She has served as a member and vice-chair of Mississauga Traffic Safety Council dealing with traffic safety issues around schools. Pat was also invited to sit on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Traffic Conference where she represented elected officials across the province.

Pat has served on the Region of Peel's Waste Management Committee and also chaired the Works committee for many years. A former member of Ecosource Mississauga, Pat has a keen interest in developing new methods for managing Peel's waste and has been instrumental in bringing in expanded recycling programs, curb side composting and new technology for dealing with garbage. Pat worked with staff to open a Community Recycling Centre adjacent to Ward 9 so residents can recycle goods close to home.

Pat's three children grew up in Ward 9 and have been involved in various sports and community organizations. Andrew and his wife Kelly have two sons: Dylan and Morgan. Jenny works in Peel and Katy works in Guelph.

Pat’s husband Ron continues the family volunteerism and serves as on the board of the Eden Community Food Bank.

Although her job as Councillor takes up much of her time, Pat finds relaxation in training and competing in dog agility with her German Shepherd Dogs, Kahlua and Rogue.

Keeping in Touch

Pat publishes a printed newsletter annually but to save money and keep residents up to date, she also produces a monthly e-newsletter.  Pat has always put communication first and in 1997, launched the Ward 9 Website - one of the first of its kind in Canada. In 1999, she introduced the online Ward 9 Newsletter to keep residents even better informed.

Pat is also active on social media with ongoing informative postings on both Facebook and Twitter.

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Contact Pat

You can always contact Pat with questions, concerns, or suggestions:

  • You can e-mail Pat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Or phone Pat at 905-824-3429

Committees and Boards

During her terms of office, Pat has gained experience by serving on numerous committees at the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel.  She has also served on many boards and organizations.  She is an active participant on every committee she serves on.

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Integrity

In 2014 Mississauga will have a new Mayor.  It is more important than ever that we keep strong people like Pat on Council. Ward 9 has had the best representation of any ward for many years and we need to continue to keep Pat working for us.

Pat is known for her tenacity when she works for her residents. She will fight for what she believes in and for what is in the best interest of Ward 9 and the City.

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Election Night Party

Please join us on Election Night to watch the results come in. The party is at Shoeless Joe's Meadowvale Town Centre and starts at 8:00 pm.

Key Dates

Election Day in the City of Mississauga will be held on:
Monday, October 22, 2018

Advance Polls will be held on:
October 5, 6, 13 and 14, 2018

When and Where to Vote

What Ward 9 is Saying

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Your Ward 9 Councillor Since 1991

Pat Saito was first elected to Council in the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel in 1991. Prior to her election, Pat worked for 5 years as a Public Affairs Officer for the City.

Pat believes that in order to be an effective member of Council, you have to know your community and be involved in all aspects of its life. This, along with a wide range of involvement on various committees and boards gives Pat the perspective needed to make the right decisions at Council.

Pat has a long history of community involvement in Ward 9 and in the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel. It is this experience that enables Pat to represent Ward 9 to the fullest.

Biography