Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 17, 2013 09:43 ET

Media Advisory: Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to Visit the Causeway Work Centre

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 17, 2013) - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will visit the Causeway Work Centre where she will deliver remarks and unveil a plaque to officially open the Wellness Showers, a new facility within Causeway's Fitness Centre, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. This unveiling will take place at the Causeway Work Centre (22 O'Meara Street, Ottawa.)

"It is an honour to be part of this special event and to be able to acknowledge the efforts of the many individuals who generously contributed time and resources to the completion of the new showers facility," said Her Excellency. "It is also be an opportunity to recognize the important work that the Centre does to support individuals who are disadvantaged or living with mental health issues in our community. Organizations such as Causeway make a great difference in the lives of many by offering employment programs and opportunities, which in turn, reduce the stigma and encourage a greater social inclusion of those living with mental illness."

Following the unveiling, Her Excellency will attend the Centre's Annual Volunteer Appreciation event, where Causeway Work Centre clients and Causeway Foundation board members and community supporters will be recognized.

About the Causeway Work Centre

For the past 35 years, the Causeway Work Centre has assisted people facing significant barriers to employment, including mental illness, other disabilities and those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It is a non-profit organization that transforms lives and fuels community economic development through a wide variety of programs, partnerships and social businesses. For more information on their programs, services and social businesses, please visit:

Media wishing to cover this event are requested to confirm their attendance with Caroline Tseng, Executive Officer, Causeway Foundation (contact information listed below) no later than Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.

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