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Launch Of Innovative Jewish-Somali Project On Tuesday, October 28 th , 2008
Canada 's largest Jewish and Muslim community organizations are joining together in a groundbreaking partnership. The Jewish-Somali Project will engage the resources of the Jewish community to provide mentorship to young Somali professionals, as the first in a series of what partners in the project hope will be a series of collaborative ventures, under the auspices of the Canadian International Peace Project.
The Somali-Jewish Friendship Scholarship Fund will also be announced.
This large-scale initiative presents a new paradigm for the forging of substantive relationships between members of Canada 's diverse communities, and will serve as a model for future projects and partnerships.
The following panelists will make brief presentations to be followed by a question and answer period:
Mark Persaud: President, Canadian International Peace Project
Ahmed Hussen: President, Canadian Somali Congress
Bernie Farber: CEO, Canadian Jewish Congress
Howard English: VP, Corporate Communications, United Jewish
Appeal of Greater Toronto
Date: Tuesday, October 28 th 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Panel Discussion
10:30 a.m. – Question Session
Location: Kipling Collegiate Institute
380 The Westway
( Kipling Ave. & The Westway)
Etobicoke , ON
Kipling Collegiate Institute was recently listed as one of “ Canada 's Top 10 Extraordinary High Schools” by Maclean's Magazine, and recognized by the Toronto Star for its peace building initiatives.
For more information, please contact:
Raffaella Tardioli, Director of Public Relations & Development at 416.384.0123 x 2003, or via email at Raffaella.Tardioli@canadianipp.org