Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 30, 2011 11:34 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2011) - 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 Philanthropic Foundations of Canada.

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