Media Advisory - Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees: Ottawa recipients to be announced

OTTAWA, May 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship will join representatives from Community Foundations of Canada, Community Foundation of Ottawa, Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization and World Skills for an announcement Wednesday about the Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees, in partnership with CN, Manulife and GM.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. EDT


Ottawa City Hall, Mayor's Boardroom, 2nd Floor

Heritage Building, 110 Laurier Ave West (Entrance on Lisgar Street)

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: For further information or to schedule interviews please contact: Community Foundations of Canada, David Venn, Director of Communications, Tel: +1 (613) 236-2664 ext. 302, Email:, Twitter: @CommFdnsCanada


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