Media Advisory - Event and Photo Opportunity - Recession Relief Fund Declaration Community Forum

    TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - The Recession Relief Fund is holding a community
Forum at the Church of the Holy Trinity (next to the Eaton Centre) on Thursday
January 22, 2009 between 11:00 and 1:30 p.m. A hot meal, including Moose Pie,
catered by the Meeting Place will be provided.
    The Community Forum will be a major gathering of agency representatives,
homeless, unemployed and people from all walks of life concerned about the
impact of the recession on Canada's most vulnerable citizens. They will call
for a Recession Relief Fund to be established by Ottawa to support the not for
profit sector in a period of declining revenues and increased demand. They
will also demand that Ottawa re-establish a fully funded National Housing
    There will be a public signing of the Recession Relief Fund Declaration
which, to date, has been endorsed by over 200 organizations from across Canada
and by over 900 individuals since it was launched on December 18.

    For further information on the Recession Relief Fund Declaration please
    go to:

For further information:

For further information: John Andras, Senior Vice President, Portfolio
Manager, Research Capital, Chair, SKETCH, Telephone: (416) 860-7640,

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