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December 10, 2007
Toronto Public Service raises $1.1 million for the United Way
The City of Toronto wrapped up its 2007 employee campaign for the United Way today, presenting a cheque for $1.13 million to the United Way of Greater Toronto. The presentation was made at a recognition event for volunteers who played prominent roles in the Toronto Public Service’s fundraising effort.

“I extend my congratulations to everyone who contributed to making this year’s campaign a tremendous success,” said Mayor David Miller. “I'm incredibly proud of the 1,200 members of the Toronto Public Service who volunteered to help run the campaign, and of the generosity of our employees.”

The Mayor also thanked the presidents of the City’s employee unions and associations for their support of the fundraising campaign.

Deputy City Manager Sue Corke, the 2007 campaign patron, expressed her appreciation to the campaign team and everyone who made a financial contribution. “The enthusiasm and generosity during this campaign were wonderful. City staff have come through again, raising more than a million dollars to support the programs provided by non-profit social service agencies across the city.”

Today’s wrap-up event included the presentation of awards recognizing the exceptional efforts of certain canvassers and campaign co-ordinators this fall.

“Campaign organizers and volunteers throughout the City deserve a lot of credit,” said Cal Scotchmer, the campaign director. “They, and my small team in the United Way Office, more than earned my gratitude.”

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:

Cal Scotchmer, City of Toronto United Way Project Director, 416-397-4017,



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