Media Advisory - BMO Hosts Celebration of Giving

    BMO Employee Charitable Foundation distributes funds to 56 Greater
    Toronto Area charitable organizations

    TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group employees and
representatives from various supported charitable groups will gather tonight
to celebrate the culmination of a year of employee-driven fundraising efforts
by the BMO Employee Charitable Foundation. The 2008 Campaign raised a total of
$2.7 million for both the United Way Toronto and many individual GTA

    WHAT:     BMO Employee Charitable Foundation

    WHO:      Bill Downe, President and CEO, BMO Financial Group
              Alexandra Dousmanis-Curtis, SVP, Greater Toronto Division,
               Personal & Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal
              David Montgomery, Director, Ontario Region, BMO Employee
               Charitable Foundation

    WHEN:     Tuesday, April 28, 2009
              5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    68th Floor, First Canadian Place, 100 King St. West, Toronto

    All media who wish to attend may register by contacting Peter Scott at
    416-867-4711 or

    Listed below are recipient organizations expected to attend:
    Alzheimer Society - Ontario Division
    Arthritis Society - Ontario Division
    Autism Society of Ontario
    Bloorview Kids Rehab Foundation
    Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention
    Boundless Adventures Association - Toronto
    Breakfast Club for Learning
    Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Chapter
    Canadian Cancer Society
    Canadian Diabetes Association
    Canadian Liver Foundation
    Canadian Red Cross - Ontario Division
    Canadian Women's Foundation
    Centre for Addiction & Mental Health Foundation
    Children's Aid Foundation
    Children's Wish Foundation
    Covenant House - Toronto
    Credit Valley Hospital Foundation
    Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada
    Daily Bread Food Bank - Toronto
    Doctors Without Borders
    Geneva Centre for Autism - Toronto
    Habitat for Humanity - Toronto
    Heart and Stroke Foundation - Toronto & GTA Division
    Horizons for Youth
    Hospital for Sick Children Foundation
    Humane Society - Toronto
    Ian Anderson Hospice Foundation
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    Kids Help Foundation (Kids Help Phone)
    Make a Wish Foundation -Toronto & Central Region
    Mon Sheong Foundation - Chinese Home for Aged - Toronto
    Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation
    Multiple Sclerosis Society - Ontario
    National Ballet of Canada
    Oakville Hospital Foundation
    Parkinson Society Canada - National
    Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
    Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada
    Salvation Army
    Second Harvest Food Support Committee
    Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation
    St. Michael's Hospital Foundation
    Stephen Lewis Foundation
    Sunnybrook Foundation - Toronto
    Toronto General Hospital Foundation
    Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs
    Toronto Star Children's Charities
    Trails Youth Initiatives
    Trillium Health Centre Foundation
    United Way Toronto
    Variety Village
    Yonge Street Mission
    York Central Hospital

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: BMO Financial Group, Peter
Scott,, (416) 867-4711, Website:

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