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.


March 17, 2016


10:45 a.m. CDT


521 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg 

Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, aka Welcome Place

Multipurpose room


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

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:, 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:, Twitter: @winnipegfdn


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