Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 24, 2011 16:42 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Speak on Philanthropy at the National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector 2011

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver a keynote address on youth volunteerism at the National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector 2011, at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at 9:15 a.m.

Sector influencers and opinion-leaders from across the country will come together in Ottawa to be part of the National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector, from November 28 to 30, 2011. The National Summit is hosted by Imagine Canada in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, Philanthropic Foundations Canada and United Way of Canada.

About Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening charities and non-profits so that they can, in turn, better serve Canadians and their communities. It is their role to give a strong voice to issues and challenges, and to bring them to the attention of Canada's key decision makers and influencers. Imagine Canada is also a meeting place where representatives of the non-profit sector can come together to mobilize, to share knowledge and best practices, and to plant the seeds of innovation. It aims to create a supportive environment for charities and non-profits and provide them with the tools and resources needed to achieve their goals, and subsequently create stronger communities. For more information, please visit or, and follow events on Twitter: #NSC @ImagineCanada

The Governor General's speech will be available to media via webcast at

Media wishing to cover the event in Ottawa or who require access to the webcast must contact Lindsey Vodarek at by no later than Friday, November 25, 2011, at 6pm.

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