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Meeting with Habitat for Humanity Volunteers

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January 11, 2011

Governor General to Meet with
Habitat for Humanity Volunteers 

OTTAWA—As 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will participate in a Habitat for Humanity construction project on affordable housing in Toronto’s Weston Road neighbourhood, on January 14, 2011. 

As patron of this non-profit organization, the Governor General will work with volunteers from all walks of life and learn about how their volunteering experience has changed their lives.
His Excellency believes that philanthropy and volunteerism are key components in establishing a smart and caring nation, and has incorporated them into the three pillars of his mandate as the 28th governor general of Canada.

Media are invited to a photo opportunity at 1500 Weston Road, Toronto, on January 14, 2011, at 2 p.m.

About Habitat for Humanity Toronto
Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Toronto is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization. It welcomes people without discrimination to take part in building simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. One hundred per cent of all administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the operation of three Habitat ReStores, which sell quality new and gently used donated building materials. Every 10 minutes, Habitat for Humanity helps a family improve their housing situation in one of more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, please visit


Media information:
Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-302-0912 (cell)  

Joanna M. Dwyer
Acting Director, Marketing & Communications
Habitat for Humanity Toronto
416-755-7353 ext. 228
416-436-4970 (cell)