Scouts Canada and St. Joseph Communications Extend Unique Reforestation Program: Partners in Growth(R)



    For every ton of paper used on a customer's behalf, St. Joseph
    Communications facilitates the planting of three tree seedlings through
    Scouts Canada

    OTTAWA, Nov. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Scouts Canada and St. Joseph
Communications today announced an exclusive five-year renewal agreement to
continue to replenish the natural resource used most by a printing company -
trees.
    Partners in Growth- is a reforestation program developed by St. Joseph
Communications in collaboration with Scouts Canada in 1990. To date, the
program has led to the planting of over two million trees across Canada,
covering 2,800 acres. For every ton of paper used on a customer's behalf,
St. Joseph Communications facilitates the planting of three seedlings through
Scouts Canada's Scoutrees program.
    "Scouts Canada has been a leader in environmental stewardship for nearly
100 years and we are pleased to combine our mission with such a visionary
organization as St. Joseph Communications," says Rob Stewart, Executive
Commissioner and CEO for Scouts Canada. "Scouts have been reforesting our
country since the 1920s and have planted over 85 million trees to date.
Further, it is through our Scoutrees program that we provide our Scouting
youth and adult volunteers with the hands-on opportunity to practice forestry,
sustainable use of natural resources and the reclaiming of waste areas."
    Under the terms of this new agreement, Scouts Canada will recognize
St. Joseph Communications as the Exclusive Sponsor of its Scoutrees program.
In turn, St. Joseph Communications will continue to make an annual donation to
Scouts Canada to provide for program materials and to facilitate the planting
of seedlings on behalf of its print customers. Both parties will also join
forces on marketing and tree-planting awareness initiatives.
    "Partners in Growth(R) is at the foundation of our 20-year history of
environmental leadership," says Tony Gagliano, Executive Chairman and CEO for
St. Joseph Communications. "The program has allowed us to share our commitment
to the environment with hundreds of companies. We are proud to partner with
Scouts Canada and are grateful for its assistance in enabling St. Joseph
Communications and our customers to so effectively give back to the
environment."
    Environmental stewardship is a fundamental component of St. Joseph
Communications' business philosophy. St. Joseph was the first heatset web
printer in North America to be granted certification from the Forests
Stewardship Council (FSC). In 2006, St. Joseph Communications became the first
printer/publisher in Canada to implement a policy regarding the use of Ancient
Forest Friendly paper.

    About Scouts Canada

    Scouts Canada is the country's leading youth organization offering
exciting outdoor adventure for boys and girls, and young men and women, ages 5
to 26, in communities across Canada. Through its renowned recreational,
social, environmental, and community development programs, Scouting teaches
youth about the active role they can play in helping to create a better world.
Over 75,000 young people enjoy Scouts Canada's programs which are provided by
over 23,000 caring and dedicated volunteers.
    The benefits of the Scoutrees program stretch beyond the environmental
impact here in Canada. A portion of the pledges earned by Scouts planting
trees are allocated to the Canadian Scout Brotherhood Fund to support Scouting
in developing countries.
    Throughout 2007, the Scouting Movement marks its Centennial in
155 countries around the world. For more information about Scouts Canada,
please visit www.scouts.ca

    About St. Joseph Communications

    St. Joseph Communications is Canada's leading provider of integrated
communications solutions. Its four business platforms - in content, print,
documents and media - offer innovative communications solutions in such areas
as package and store design; branding; digital signage; architectural way
finding; photography; digital, sheet-fed and web printing; and document
management. It is also owner and publisher of some of Canada's leading
consumer magazines, including Toronto Life and FASHION Magazine. The company
is focused on and committed to doing the right thing for the communities in
which it operates, donating 10 percent after-tax profit each year to
philanthropic endeavours. Visit www.stjoseph.com.




For further information:

For further information: Heidi Vincent, Scouts Canada, (613) 224-5131,
x271, hvincent@scouts.ca; Marta Sinyard, St. Joseph Communications, (905)
660-3111, msinyard@stjoseph.com


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