Oct. 12, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
A day for local organizations to talk about social innovation
MONTREAL, Oct. 12 /CNW/ - TELUS invites media representatives in the metropolitan area to join community partners and volunteers for the inaugural edition of the TELUS' Celebration of Giving in Montréal on October 13. The event will celebrate our community's contributions to public wellness as well as announce the financial support of TELUS for 2010. Association representatives will also be invited to attend workshops and conferences on social innovation, a toolkit which will allow them, in turn, to foster innovation within their communities.
<< 10:25 am: News conference - Announcement of TELUS' Community Investment total and unveiling the three most innovative community projects supported by TELUS in 2010. - Bernard Lamarre, Chair of the TELUS Montreal Community Board; - François Gratton, Senior Vice-President, Business Markets of TELUS Québec, and Vice-Chair of the TELUS Montreal Community Board. 11:00 am: Panel of experts in philanthropy speak about social innovation - Simon Brault, Director General, National Theatre School; - Dr. Gilles Julien, MD, Founding President and CEO, Fondation du Dr Julien; - L. Jacques Ménard, Chairman, BMO Nesbitt Burns and President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec; - François Gratton, Senior Vice-President, Business Markets of TELUS Québec, and Vice-Chair of the TELUS Montreal Community Board. Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Address: Association sportive et communautaire du Centre-Sud 2093 de la Visitation, Montreal >>
The organizations attending this event include MU, FitSpirit, Groupe L'Itinéraire, Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation, the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation, and the YMCAs of Quebec.
Please confirm your attendance by contacting: Jacinthe Beaulieu, TELUS Media Relations, 514-730-9410, Jacinthe.Beaulieu@telus.com