Cadillac Fairview Invests in Future Community Leaders

New philanthropic strategy targets youth-focused efforts

TORONTO, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, Cadillac Fairview (CF) announced their youth-focused philanthropy platform aimed to inspire and empower today's youth. This platform is part of CF's overall corporate social responsibility strategy aimed at supporting environmental, economic and social initiatives in the community and is an important part of CF's core values. Through locally focused charitable efforts, CF is committed to making an even greater impact in the communities in which it operates.

"At Cadillac Fairview, we recognize the opportunity and responsibility to inspire those around us, especially today's youth," said Janine Ramparas, Director, Corporate Communications, Cadillac Fairview. "One of the greatest assets a community has is its young people, and this is where we feel CF can make meaningful impact. Through our partnerships, we 're investing in today's youth as Canada's next generation of leaders, and it is our goal to inspire and empower this group to be proactive contributors to society."

CF AT A LOCAL LEVEL

This year, CF is donating $500,000 to 14 regional charities located in cities where it operates including Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Moncton.  These charitable partners are dedicated to building and supporting youth in different ways, ranging from encouraging creativity and free expression in performing arts, to providing emergency housing solutions for homeless youth and employment services and skill development crucial for the next wave of leaders. To capture the significant impact of this gift, CF has produced a video featuring its charitable partners below that highlights how the donations are being put to work.

In addition to these 14 charities, CF has committed $600,000 to the United Way Toronto and York Region's Youth Success Strategy (YSS) over a number of years.  The YSS is a bold new program dedicated to helping youth build the skills that can lead to lifelong employability, with the potential to sustain a family and break the cycle of poverty.

With over 72 commercial properties, CF plays an important role in bringing community members and business leaders together.  As responsible leaders, CF is expanding its presence to deliver programming that inspires the younger generation to make a difference. With a series of regional and national charitable activities planned for 2016 and subsequent years, CF's philanthropy strategy and partnerships are a part of a long term vision for making a strong investment in Canadian youth.

About Cadillac Fairview

Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The company also invests in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Valued at more than $29 billion, Cadillac Fairview owns over 38 million square feet of leasable space at 72 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre and CF Chinook Centre.

Cadillac Fairview has been wholly owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan since 2000. OntarioTeachers' is a diversified global investor and administers the pensions of more than 300,000 active and retired school teachers.

SOURCE Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

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For further information: Media contact: Christa Connell, North Strategic, P: 647-293-3515, E: christa.connell@northstrategic.com

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