The Canadian Club of Toronto

The Canadian Club of Toronto

December 05, 2006 16:13 ET

Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS and Rupert Duchesne, President and CEO, Aeroplan to Address the Canadian Club of Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 5, 2006) -

Attention: Assignment, Business and Photo editors

"Beyond Philanthropy: Creative Engagement of the Canadian Corporate Sector"



WHO: 1. Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS; Chair,
Stephen Lewis Foundation.

2. Rupert Duchesne, President and CEO, Aeroplan

WHAT: Stephen Lewis and Rupert Duchesne join moderator Amanda Lang of
ROBtv, for a timely discussion on how Canadian businesses can
move beyond mere philanthropy to the creative engagement of
the corporatesector in solving today's health, human rights
and social problems. They'll reflect on the success
of the Beyond Miles partnership, discuss lessons learned
and suggest ways other businesses can get more involved
in doing good.

WHEN: 1 p.m. luncheon address - Monday, December 11, 2006

WHERE: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Ballroom

BACKGROUND: Launched in May, 2006, the Beyond Miles program enables the
approximately 5 million active Aeroplan members to donate
Aeroplan Miles to six outstanding non-profit organizations
including: Canadian Executive Service Organization, Engineers
Without Borders, Medecin Sans Frontieres, Schools Without
Borders, the Stephen Lewis Foundation and Veterinarians Without
Borders. These agencies and Air Canada's Kids Horizons,
a program dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of
Canadian children and youth and their families, use Aeroplan
Miles to offset costs related to travel to and from projects
both at home and abroad.


For more information on Beyond Miles visit: www.aeroplan.com/donate.

For more information on the Stephen Lewis Foundation visit: www.stephenlewisfoundation.org.


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