Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 12, 2007 16:16 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General Welcomes Habitat for Humanity to Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will be welcoming the Habitat for Humanity International Board of Directors to Rideau Hall for a reception on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. Former governor general the Right Honourable Edward R. Schreyer, currently a member of Habitat's international board, will be among those attending the reception, which will also include the board of directors and senior management of Habitat for Humanity Canada. The international board of directors is participating in a meeting in Ottawa this week.

Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The mission of the organization is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing, and promoting home ownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity Canada was founded in 1985, consists of over 35 000 volunteers and 71 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, and is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which spans 93 countries, has built over 225,000 homes, and is now building a new home every 21 minutes.

Media wishing to cover the opening remarks should arrive no later than 4:15 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Rideau Hall Press Office
    Isabelle Serrurier