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2017 Community Foundations Conference

May 9, 2017

Governor General to Deliver Keynote Address at
2017 Community Foundations Conference

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver a keynote address to open the 2017 Community Foundations Conference, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 1:15 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom, of the Westin Ottawa.

The theme of this year’s conference is Belonging. On this occasion, the Governor General will speak about inclusiveness and how it relates to the work being done by community foundations across the country. His Excellency will also thank the community foundations for the important role they play in making Canada a better place to live.

About Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada is the national network of Canada’s 191 community foundations, which help invest in making our communities better places to live, work and play. Collectively they hold combined assets of more than $5.1 billion and they have put hundreds of millions back into communities over their 96-year history. For more information, visit


The conference will be open to the media for the duration of His Excellency’s keynote address. Members of the media wishing to attend must confirm their attendance with Community Foundations of Canada.

Media information:

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-668-1929 (cell)

David Venn
Community Foundations of Canada
613.236.2664 ext. 302  
613.266.6917 (cell) 

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