OTTAWA, Jan. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Affordable housing and homelessness in
urban Canada is the focus of a Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
report to be released Jan. 16 at 12:00 noon (all times Eastern).
The report, "Trends and Issues in Affordable Housing and Homelessness,"
is the fourth theme report in FCM's Quality of Life series. The report will be
posted on the FCM website (www.fcm.ca) at 11:00 a.m.
A conference call to brief news media will take place from 12:00 to
12:30 p.m. Brenda Hogg, Deputy Mayor of Richmond Hill, Ont., and chair of
FCM's Social and Economic Development Committee, will respond to questions.
WHAT: Release of FCM's Quality of Life report "Trends and Issues in
Affordable Housing and Homelessness"
WHEN: Jan. 16, 2008, 12:00 noon EST
Media briefing via conference call: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. EST
HOW: To participate in the briefing, call 1-866-219-7782 (in Toronto
416-507-1717), enter access code 313264 plus the pound key, and
follow the prompts. For assistance, dial star 0.
NOTE: Please do not call in and put the line on hold. If you leave the
call, please terminate the connection.
Developed by FCM, the Quality of Life Reporting System (QOLRS) measures,
monitors and reports on the quality of life on 22 Canadian urban
1. Vancouver, British Columbia
2. Calgary, Alberta
3. Edmonton, Alberta
4. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
5. Regina, Saskatchewan
6. Winnipeg, Manitoba
7. London, Ontario
8. Sudbury, Ontario
9. Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario
10. Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario
11. Hamilton, Ontario
12. Region of Halton, Ontario
13. Region of Peel, Ontario
14. Region of York, Ontario
15. Toronto, Ontario
16. Region of Durham, Ontario
17. Ottawa, Ontario
18. Gatineau, Quebec
19. Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), Quebec
20. Laval, Quebec
21. Communauté métropolitaine de Québec (CMQ), Quebec
22. Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
For further information:
For further information: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395