ACT Foundation of Canada

ACT Foundation of Canada


September 17, 2007 08:00 ET

Act Foundation and TransCanada Corporation Partner to Bring Lifesaving CPR Training to Youth in Ontario and Quebec Communities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation is pleased to announce that TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP)(NYSE:TRP) is partnering with ACT to bring lifesaving CPR training to youth in high schools in Ontario and Quebec.

TransCanada is donating $90,000 as a lead community partner to support implementation of the ACT High School CPR Program in Clarington, Hearst, and Thunder Bay, Ontario and in Louiseville and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. The partnership will see nearly 6,000 Ontario youth and almost 1,500 Quebec youth empowered with the skills and knowledge to save a life each year.

"The health and safety of the public and our employees is one of TransCanada's top priorities," says Brian McConaghy, vice-president, TransCanada Community, Safety and Environment. "Because TransCanada does business in the local area, we seized the opportunity to help these young students gain the ability to make a serious contribution to the health and safety of others in their community."

About the ACT Foundation

The ACT Foundation is a national, award-winning charitable organization dedicated to promoting health and empowering Canadians to save lives. ACT is driving a national campaign to establish CPR as a mandatory program in every Canadian high school. ACT raises funds for CPR mannequins for schools and guides schools in program set up. To date over 1 million youth have been trained in more than 1,000 high schools across Canada. The Foundation and its core partners are winners of Imagine Canada's "New Spirit of Community Partnership" Award. Core partners are companies in the research-based pharmaceutical industry: AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada, Pfizer Canada and sanofi-aventis. They provide ACT's sustaining funding and are committed to the Foundation's national goal of promoting health and empowering Canadians to save lives. For more information visit:

About TransCanada Corporation

With more than 50 years experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas pipelines, power generation, gas storage facilities, and projects related to oil pipelines and LNG facilities. TransCanada's network of wholly owned pipelines extends more than 59,000 kilometres (36,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with approximately 360 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns, or has interests in, approximately 7,700 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP.

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