MEDIA ADVISORY - Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees: New Toronto pilot program to be announced

TORONTO, May 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Coinciding with Toronto Newcomer Day celebrations, Toronto Mayor John Tory and The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship will join representatives from Community Foundations of Canada, Toronto Foundation and COSTI Immigrant Services for an announcement Tuesday about the Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees, in partnership with CN, Manulife and GM.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016


8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  EDT


Members' Lounge, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto

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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

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