Media Advisory - The YMCA is recognized as a leading charity focused on community support and development.



    TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - Wayne Perkins, President and CEO, YMCA Canada,
will be available to comment on the Federal Budget as it relates to health and
social programs in 253-D, the Railway Committee Room, following the tabling of
the Budget. He will also be available by telephone on Wednesday January 28,
2009 upon request.
    YMCA Canada will provide a written statement to the media after 4:00pm
Tuesday.

    About the YMCA:

    As a values-based charity dedicated to health promotion and healthy
living; the YMCA serves over 1.82 million people of all backgrounds, abilities
and stages of life. The YMCA's mission is to support the growth of all people
in spirit, mind and body and to foster a sense of responsibility to each other
and the global community. YMCA programs include: youth employment; community
outreach; newcomer services; health, fitness and recreation; international
development; child care; and day and resident camping.





For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact: Jennifer
Holmes Weier, External Relations Manager, YMCA Canada, Cell: (416) 301-0100


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