Media Advisory - Supporting Syrian Refugees in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, March 17, 2016 /CNW/ -

Event:        

Supporting Syrian Refugees in Winnipeg: 


Cheque Presentation to the Immigrant & Refugee


Community Organization of Manitoba



Time:         

1:00 PM

Date:          

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Location:   

95 Ellen Street, Winnipeg

Members of the media are invited to attend the Community Meeting of the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM), where a representative of The Co-operators will present IRCOM with a cheque for $40,000. The funding will support IRCOM's work to help Syrian refugees gain needed employability skills and get their first exposure to the Canadian workplace.

The grant is being provided through a special one-time program created through The Co-operators Foundation's Community Economic Development Fund to support organizations' initiatives aimed at preparing refugees for employability in Canada.

SOURCE The Co-operators

For further information: Claudia Lutzek, The Co-operators, (204) 471-8828; Carols Vialard, IRCOM, (204) 471-1026


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