PRESS RELEASE: Prince’s Charities Showcased in Canadian Visit

April 30th, 2012

TORONTO – The Prince of Wales’s upcoming visit to Canada will include a focus on his long-standing charitable work in this country according to the announcement today by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Events at CFB Gagetown and in Toronto will highlight some of the Prince’s Canadian charitable initiatives.  These include:  The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur and The Prince’s Seeing is Believing.

“The Prince of Wales has been involved in Canadian public life for more than 40 years,” said Amanda Sherrington, President and CEO of Prince’s Charities Canada.  “The Prince’s visit, in honour of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, represents a special opportunity to remind Canadians of his and the Royal Family’s ongoing charitable involvement in Canada”.

The work of Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC) is focused on The Prince of Wales’s core interests including: improving the lives of disadvantaged youth, education, responsible business, built environment, heritage regeneration and environmental sustainability.

Prince’s Charities Canada cooperates with existing Canadian charities and facilitates new opportunities for charities in Canada to work with similar organisations in the United Kingdom. Partner organizations include The Canadian Youth Business Foundation, The Heritage Canada Foundation, The Royal Conservatory of Music, SIFE Memorial, UforChange, The Yonge Street Mission, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and The Wellesley Institute.

“The Prince of Wales is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs,” said Mrs. Sherrington noting that his 16 different charities in the UK collectively raise nearly $200 million a year for projects in the UK and abroad.  “Prince’s Charities Canada works with partners to provide help in areas where needs are not already being met. The Prince is closely involved in all his charities and these events will give him the opportunity to see first-hand the difference his charities are making in Canada.”

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Canada from May 20 – 23, 2012.

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For more information:

Daniela Minicucci, NATIONAL Public Relations

416-848-1462

dminicucci@national.ca

www.princescharites.ca

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