CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

July 23, 2011 11:31 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Flaherty Promotes the Government's East Africa Drought Relief Fund

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 23, 2011) - The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, will visit the Mississauga offices of World Vision to make a personal donation to the growing humanitarian crisis in East Africa. This event is to promote the East Africa Drought Relief Fund, announced by Minister Oda on July 22nd. For every dollar donated by Canadians to eligible Canadian charities, the Government will contribute a dollar for the Fund. Canadians have a long history of showing leadership and compassion. This Fund will allow Canadians to participate in relief efforts for the region and the Government will recognize their participation by adding an equivalent amount to its own relief efforts.

DATE: Sunday, July 24, 2011
TIME: 1:00 pm (EST)
PLACE: World Vision
  1 World Drive
  Mississauga, Ontario

Photo and video opportunity to follow. Minister Flaherty will be accompanied by Eve Adams, MP, and Christine Elliot, MPP.

 

Contact Information

  • Mary Ann Dewey Plante
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Finance
    613-996-7861

    Justin Broekema
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of International Cooperation
    819-953-6238

    Media Relations Office
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    819-953-6534
    media@acdi-cida.gc.ca