Media Advisory - Important announcement for Syrian Refugees in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, March 16, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman will join representatives of Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), The Winnipeg Foundation, and community partners for an announcement about Syrian refugees in Winnipeg.

Date:           

March 17, 2016



Time:           

10:45 a.m. CDT



Location:     

521 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg 


Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, aka Welcome Place


Multipurpose room



Who:           

The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship


The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour


Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg


Richard Frost, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation


Ian Bird, President, Community Foundations of Canada


Rita Chahal, Executive Director, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council 

About Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada's 191 community foundations which help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work, and play. Community foundations contribute time, leadership and financial support to initiatives that benefit community most, directing grants and other investments towards everything from shelter, education, and care for those in need, to the arts, environment and recreation. To learn more visit www.communityfoundations.ca.

SOURCE Community Foundations of Canada

For further information: Media contacts: Community Foundations of Canada, JP Bervoets, Vice President, Partnerships and Public Engagement, Tel: +1 (416) 319-8111, Email: jbervoets@communityfoundations.ca, Twitter: @CommFdnsCanada; The Winnipeg Foundation, LuAnn Lovlin, Director of Communications, Tel: +1 (204) 944-9474 ext. 232, Cell: +1 (204) 781-9336, Toll Free: +1 (877) 974-3631, Email: llovlin@wpgfdn.org, Twitter: @winnipegfdn

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