MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 6 /CNW/ - Marking 25 years of support, Canon
Canada will present Easter Seals Ontario with a $65,000 donation on
Sunday, April 10th during the annual Easter Seals Telethon on CBC. During their
partnership, Canon has contributed almost one million dollars in
products and monetary contributions to help families of children and
youth with physical disabilities gain access to the equipment and
support they need to lead full and independent lives.
"We are proud to celebrate 25 years of support for Easter Seals," says
Colleen Ryan, Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Canon
Canada. "At Canon Canada we are guided by our corporate philosophy of
Kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good,
and are happy to do what we can to raise funds and awareness for such a
good cause - because it counts."
Canon Canada will be donating another $25,000 to fund a joint project
between Easter Seals and Photosensitive, a non-profit organization of
photographers who explore how photography can contribute to social
justice. Using Canon equipment, photographers will capture the spirit
of children at Easter Seals summer camps across the country. The images
and videos will become a travelling, multimedia exhibition that will
feature children with disabilities experiencing Easter Seals camps.
"Easter Seals relies on the generosity of loyal sponsors, like Canon
Canada, who every year make it possible for us to provide children with
the mobility and communication equipment they need," says Carol Lloyd,
President and CEO, Easter Seals Ontario. "We're also really excited to
partner with Canon Canada and Photosensitive on this project which will
provide Canadians with a unique opportunity to see the Easter Seals
story and our camps through compelling imagery."
Canon Canada is also sponsoring Action! Easter Seals Kids: Video contest
in support of kids with physical disabilities. Participants are asked
to submit a 90-second video describing what Easter Seals means to them
for a chance to win a trip to Ottawa and one of three high-definition
Canon camcorders. The Top 10 videos will be posted on the Easter Seals
Ontario website and broadcast during the Easter Seals
Telethon/Web-a-thon on Sunday, April 10th. In the final hour of the
broadcast, the top three videos will be announced. More information on
Action! Easter Seals Kids is available on the Easter Seals web site.
The 28th Annual Easter Seals Telethon, airing on Sunday, April 10th, will feature various Canadian celebrities who dedicate their time to
helping raise much needed funds for the program. Canon Canada staff
will be volunteering their time to answer phones during the telethon's
"Canon Hour," which takes place between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. EST. Pledges
and donations can be called into the show throughout the live broadcast
between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. EST or can be made online at www.easterseals.org.
For more information check out the video made by Photosensitive here
About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,200 people
at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to
coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential
ingredients in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical
and document management technology and solutions is based in large part
on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its
history. Since 1994, Canon Inc. is among the top four US patent
The company's comprehensive product line includes networked
multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white);
printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile machines;
calculators, digital camcorders, digital and analogue cameras and
lenses; medical imaging equipment, semiconductor, broadcast and other
specialized industrial products.
SOURCE Canon Canada Inc.
For further information:
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Canon Canada Inc.
High Road Communications on behalf of Canon Canada