Curtis Barlow Appointed CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

    TORONTO, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and
John Ralston Saul, co-Chairs of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, are
pleased to announce the appointment of Curtis Barlow as CEO of the Institute.
    Curtis Barlow is a lawyer by profession who has held several leadership
positions in the arts and government. These include Executive Director of the
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Cultural Counselor in both
London and Washington with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International
Trade (DFAIT), Executive Director and CEO of the Confederation Centre of the
Arts in Charlottetown, Director of the International Arts Promotion program at
DFAIT, and most recently, Deputy Secretary (Policy, Program, Protocol) to the
Governor General of Canada.
    In speaking of the appointment, Mme. Clarkson said, "Curtis Barlow brings
the credentials, the public and private sector experience, the maturity,
judgment, and the extensive knowledge of Canada that are essential to realize
the ambitious and visionary objectives of the Institute. He will be a
tremendous asset to the ICC and John and I, as well as the entire Board,
welcome him with enthusiasm".

    The Institute for Canadian Citizenship was founded in 2005 as a national,
non-profit organization designed to foster discussion and understanding of the
values associated with Canadian citizenship and help bridge the gap between
newly arrived and established citizens.

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