Media Advisory - Important announcement for Syrian Refugees in Greater Montréal

MONTREAL, March 15, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, and Montréal Mayor Denis Coderre will join representatives of Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and the Foundation of Greater Montréal for an announcement about Syrian Refugees in the Greater Montréal area.


March 16, 2016


10:00 a.m. EDT


St. James the Apostle Anglican Church, 1439 Sainte-Catherine West St., Montréal, Québec (between Mackay and Bishop streets)

Who :           

Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal

Sara Lyons, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Community Foundations Canada

Yvan Gauthier, President and CEO Foundation of Greater Montréal             

Michael Farkouh, Vice-President, Eastern Region, CN

Charles Guay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Québec And Executive Vice President, Institutional Markets

Michel Leblanc, CEO, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

About Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada's 191 community foundations which help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work, and play. Community foundations contribute time, leadership and financial support to initiatives that benefit community most, directing grants and other investments towards everything from shelter, education, and care for those in need, to the arts, environment and recreation. To learn more visit

SOURCE Community Foundations of Canada

For further information: Media contact: Community Foundations of Canada, Sara Lyons, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Community Foundations of Canada, Tel: +1 (514) 661-3095, Email:, Twitter:@CommFdnsCanada; Foundation of Greater Montréal, Olivier Lapierre, Press Officer, Tel: +1 (514) 583-3868, Email:, Twitter:@FondationGrMTL


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