Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 12, 2013 07:55 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Attend the Sommet sur la culture philanthropique in City of Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 12, 2013) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver an address at the Sommet sur la culture philanthropique [Philanthropic Culture Summit] on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The Institut Mallet will host this important event, which will take place at Desjardins Hall at Université Laval, on November 12 and 13.

At the breakfast meeting at 8 a.m., His Excellency will share his vision of philanthropy in Canada and talk about the importance of giving, to managers, administrators, practitioners and people actively involved in a variety of philanthropic culture practices. He will then take questions from participants. The event will be live on

In his installation speech, His Excellency identified three pillars he would focus on during his mandate. One of them consists in encouraging philanthropy and volunteering. Similarly, on November 4, 2013, he launched My Giving Moment, a national multimedia campaign to encourage Canadians to think about what they have to give and then act upon those opportunities. The campaign, inspired by His Excellency, is part of an ongoing effort to promote giving among Canadians and build a smarter, more caring nation. For more information on the campaign, please visit

About the Sommet sur la culture philanthropique

The theme of the summit is Culture philanthropique : visages et transformations [the many faces and evolution of philanthropic culture]. The summit will provide an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge, to reflect on the diversity of philanthropic culture, and to identify recent transformations and challenges in a variety of fields that impact philanthropy. For more information, please visit (in French only).

About the Institut Mallet

The institute was established in November 2011 by the Sisters of Charity of Quebec and Université Laval, in collaboration with the City of Québec and the provincial government. It is an independent organization devoted to advancing philanthropic culture. For more information, please visit (in French only).

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