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The 25th Team: UNICEF Canada to launch innovative partnership with influential Canadian women and the Government of Canada to save children’s lives

2015-05-27

WATERLOO, Ontario, May 27, 2015—On Friday, May 29, UNICEF Canada will be joined by Mrs. Laureen Harper and The Honourable Minister Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, at The Power of Women to Save Lives event and will launch an innovative partnership with The 25th Team—a group of leading Canadian women who are coming together to save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable women and children.

What: The Power of Women to Save Lives event, including The 25th Team launch and panel discussion

Where: Centre for International Governance Innovation, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 6C2

When: Friday, May 29, 2015, doors open at 11 a.m., formal program begins at 11:30 a.m.

Formal Program          

Introduction: David Morley, UNICEF Canada President and CEO

Opening Remarks: Mrs. Laureen Harper

Keynote Address: The Honourable Minister Paradis, Minister of International Development and La

Francophonie

The 25th Team Journey: Sharon Avery, UNICEF Canada Chief Development Officer         

The Power of Women to Save Lives Panelists 

Marie-Claude Martin, Panel Facilitator

Geeta Rao Gupta, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director

Solange Tuyishime, UNICEF Canada Ambassador      

Closing Remarks: Lisa Grogan, 25th Team Member, and Brock Hart, co-founders of Overlap Associates

Additional Partners: Teck Resources and Canada Soccer

Media interviews available following the formal event.

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For further information:

Stefanie Carmichael, Communications Specialist, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8866; Cell: (647) 500-4230, scarmichael@unicef.ca.
Tiffany Baggetta, Director, Communications and Brand, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8892; Cell: (647) 308-4806, tbaggetta@unicef.ca.