2017 Charitable Campaign Launch

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September 18, 2017

Governor General to Participate in
2017 Charitable Campaign Launch

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will join federal employees and retirees to kick off this year’s Employees’ Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC), on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., on
Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.

On this occasion, the Governor General will deliver a speech on the importance of giving and will participate in the Move for What Matters! five-kilometre walk/run event.

About the Employees’ Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign
The GCWCC is co-managed by United Way Ottawa and Centraide Outaouais on behalf of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. In the Canada’s Capital Region, federal employees have contributed to annual fundraising campaigns since 1945. The campaign is the largest workplace charitable campaign in Canada and benefits United Ways across the country, HealthPartners and more than 80 000 registered Canadian charities. For more information, visit www.igive-jedonne.ca


Media representatives wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with United Way Ottawa or Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Media information:

Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-852-3248 (cell)

Hayley Robateau
United Way Ottawa
613-898-6907 (cell)

Media Relations
Public Services and Procurement Canada

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