OTTAWA, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Community Foundations of Canada, the national network for 187 community foundations across the country, will be watching closely tomorrow as the Government of Canada releases the federal budget.
Ian Bird, President and CEO of Community Foundations of Canada will be available for media interviews following the release of the government's Economic Action Plan 2013 by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at 4 p.m. EST.
Ian Bird appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance in 2012 in support of the Stretch Tax Credit for Charitable Giving. He is available for reaction on how the budget will impact Canadian communities and will dissect the budget through the lens of such CFC initiatives as:
- Generation Flux, a recent report on the seismic shifts shaking our nation's youth http://www.vitalsignscanada.ca/en/vitalyouth ;
- Vital Signs, an annual report card on community vitality;
- Stretch tax credit, a new charitable giving tax incentive proposed by Imagine Canada.
About Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada (www.cfc-fcc.ca) is the national network for the country's more than 180 community foundations. We help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work, and play; together we are one of the largest supporters of community, providing almost $200 million to local organizations in 2012 alone. Our movement is committed to working with Canadians to build Smart & Caring Communities across Canada leading up to 2017, taking up the Governor General's call to action to all Canadians to build 'a smarter and more caring nation.'
SOURCE: Community Foundations of Canada
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and to schedule interviews, please contact:
Media Relations Coordinator
Community Foundations of Canada