Grand Priory of Canada OSJ

May 08, 2009 09:01 ET


Press Conference: Friday, May 8, 2008

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, World News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - May 8, 2009) - A press conference has been scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2009 at the Canadian National Office of the United Steelworkers (USW) located at 234 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario.

The Announcement, to be made on behalf of the United Steelworkers Humanity Fund, is a response to the appeal for relief made recently by the Abruzzo Help Earthquake Relief Campaign organized by La Federazione Associazioni e Club Abruzzesi Greater Toronto and The Grand Priory of Canada for the Knights Hospitallers of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta (Ecumenical Order).

Joining Ken Neumann, Steelworkers National Director for Canada at the Press Conference are Campaign Co-chairs Ivana Fracasso, President, Federazione Abruzzese Greater Toronto and HE Chev. Mario Cortellucci O. Ont., Grand Prior of Canada.

A photo opportunity of the presentation will be provided to members of the media.

As a reminder, all Canadians who would like to help can make a donation to:
O.S.J. Charities Trust Fund for L' Aquila
Abruzzo, Italy - Earthquake
Account Number: 09012 69-21310
At: CIBC 7765 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 2C4

Donations to the account can be accepted from any CIBC branch across Canada. Donations in excess of $10 will be provided with a Canadian charitable tax receipt. Donors are asked to provide their full name and address for receipt purposes.

Individuals who would like to help may also contact the campaign directly:

Abruzzo Help - Earthquake Relief Campaign
2800 Highway #7 West, Suite 301, Concord, ON L4K 1W8
Tel.: (905) 907-5616

O.S.J. Charities Trust Fund is registered under Canada Customs & Revenue Agency Canadian Charity No. 09012 69-21310. 100% of the monies raised will go towards those affected by the earthquake who need it most.

For more information on the United Steelworkers (USW) and the Steelworkers Humanity Fund, visit
/For further information: Bob Gallager, Communications Department Head, United Steelworkers (USW) (416) 544-5966 or IN: INTERNATIONAL, LABOUR

Contact Information

  • Ralph Capocci, President, Danjus Public Affairs & Government Relations
    Primary Phone: 416-722-2141
    Secondary Phone: 905-893-9117