Representatives from business and finance, health and social services and other levels of government say the long form is vital to the country's health and well-being
TORONTO, July 12 /CNW/ - A surprising coalition of diverse voices are coming together to support Canada's long form census. This coalition includes representatives from a number of leading organizations - from some of Canada's largest banks and the Toronto Board of Trade to community-based organizations like United Way and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - as well as policy think tanks and other concerned groups.
These groups are calling on the federal government to reverse its decision to end the long form census - a move that will severely restrict the ability of businesses, communities and governments to understand and respond to the needs of Canadians.
Speakers include: - Don Drummond - Gillian Mason, United Way Toronto - Mel Cappe, Institute for Research on Public Policy Moderated by Armine Yalnizyan of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives WHEN: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) WHERE: United Way Toronto 26 Wellington Avenue East (Yonge and King) Toronto DIAL-IN: 416-343-2656 in Toronto / 1-866-440-8937 toll-free Enter conference ID 6107238
For further information: For further information: Joanna King, United Way Toronto, Desk 416-777-1444 x 386, Mobile 416-525-5632, Email [email protected]