Media Advisory: The Prince of Wales Places Charities at Heart of Canadian Tour
June 23, 2017
TORONTO – From June 29 to July 1, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Canada. Part of their visit will place a special focus on the Canadian charitable activities of His Royal Highness through his Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC). During his 18th visit to Canada, The Prince of Wales will witness the significant growth of PCC and hear from those who have participated in two of its programs, Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur and PCC’s Indigenous languages initiatives.
In Iqaluit, Nunavut, on June 29, The Prince of Wales will learn more about local efforts towards preserving and revitalizing Indigenous languages in a digital age. Accompanied by Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna, His Royal Highness will meet with members of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) language committee, on their progress since their last meeting as part of a study tour of Wales organized by PCC in December 2016. He will also meet with representatives of SayItFirst, who have written an Inuktitut children’s book inspired by The Prince’s own The Old Man of Lochnagar, as well as producing books in the Cree (Swampy, Plains, Woods) and Southern Tutchone languages. Further, he will meet with One Laptop per Child Canada, who have worked with PCC to provide equipment and training in coding as a way of promoting language use on reserves across Canada.
During His Royal Highness’ visit to CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario, on June 30, he will meet with alumni of Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE), a unique, made-in-Canada programme to help transitioning Canadian military personnel and veterans start their own businesses. The Prince of Wales will walk through displays of veterans’ businesses showcasing their products and services, and hear how their participation in POE has supported them in achieving their dreams of business ownership. Businesses to be featured range from Reticle, a strategic risk management consultancy founded by Former Lieutenant-Colonel Steve Day, to Buena Vista Farms, where raising free-range heritage poultry and growing heritage organic produce and flowers has helped Former MCpl Bill Hawley in his rehabilitation.
“This visit by Their Royal Highnesses is a unique opportunity to highlight the successes of PCC in helping transform lives and build sustainable communities for Canadians.” said Amanda Sherrington, President & CEO of Prince’s Charities Canada. “I look forward to introducing The Prince to those benefiting from his work and showing him the impact of his charitable initiatives first-hand.”
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About Prince’s Charities Canada
Established in 2011, Prince’s Charities Canada supports the Canadian charitable work of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. PCC aims to convene and encourage collaboration across sectors, in order to create transformational change at the community level. For nearly four decades, The Prince of Wales has supported the development of locally-driven and culturally sensitive programs in a range of areas: disadvantaged youth, education, responsible business, improving the built environment, regeneration of heritage, environmental sustainability, and support for Indigenous communities and veterans. PCC currently has a presence in every Canadian province and territory, representing The Prince of Wales’s commitment to sustainable, collaborative social development.