Media Invitation - RBC donates $50,000 to launch new diversity initiative at the Children's Aid Foundation

    TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, May 6th, Shari Austin, executive
director of RBC Foundation, will be at the Children's Aid Foundation to
announce the $50,000 donation going towards a new program to help immigrant,
refugee and multicultural children and youth in Canada.
    The RBC New Beginnings: National Diversity Fund for Children program will
provide unprecedented support to immigrant, refugee and multicultural children
and youth. This program will provide social workers with a flexible resource
to enhance their everyday work with children, youth and families who are
considered at risk for crisis or family breakdown. The program will help fund
a broad spectrum of needs such as helping newcomer families with practical
supports like cribs or winter clothes, emergency support to prevent
homelessness, and therapy to help refugee children heal from trauma they
experienced fleeing their homeland.

    WHAT:  You are invited for interview and photo opportunities with RBC
           Foundation Executive Director Shari Austin and Children's Aid
           Foundation Executive Director, Ann Barnard Ball.

           Some children from the Children's Aid Foundation will be on hand
           for photo opportunities as well.

    WHEN:  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.

    WHERE: Children's Aid Foundation, 25 Spadina Road

    The Children's Aid Foundation believes that all children and youth
deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential: in keeping with these
goals the Foundation has gone on to become a leader in providing the tools and
support to help children in need enjoy their childhood and become the people
they were meant to be.
    Founded in 1979, the Children's Aid Foundation is a national charity that
funds programs in areas of prevention, enrichment and education. This year
marks the Foundation's 30th anniversary of helping to make a difference in the
lives of children and youth.

For further information:

For further information: Emily MacKenzie, Marketing and Communications,, (416) 923-0924 x230

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