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Philanthropic Foundations of Canada Conference

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September 30, 2011

Governor General to Deliver Opening Address at Philanthropic Foundations of Canada Conference   

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver the opening address at the Changing Philanthropy, new visions, new voices conference presented by Philanthropic Foundations of Canada. The event will take place at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel on Monday, October 3, 2011.

At 9:00 a.m., His Excellency will address hundreds of participants from across the country and abroad gathered at the conference to discuss major topics and issues in Canadian philanthropy. In his speech, the Governor General will address how philanthropy and volunteerism are key components in establishing a smart and caring nation.

About Philanthropic Foundations of Canada
Philanthropic Foundations of Canada (PFC) is a pan-Canadian advocate and resource for effective organized philanthropy that benefits Canadians and their communities. It promotes the growth and development of effective and responsible foundations and organized philanthropy in Canada through provision of membership services, resources and advocacy. For more information about PFC and its conference, please visit their website at


Media wishing to attend the conference must confirm their attendance with the Philanthropic Foundations of Canada.

Media information:

Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office

Jacqueline Reid
Philanthropic Foundations of Canada
514-449-3280 (cellular) 


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