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April 1, 2008
Media Advisory - City to host Tsunami Relief Forum to showcase rebuilding efforts in tsunami-stricken communities
Mayor David Miller and Councillor Pam McConnell will host a Tsunami Relief Forum to showcase the involvement of Toronto and other Canadian municipalities in rebuilding tsunami-stricken communities in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Organized jointly by the City of Toronto and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the forum will include presentations by City of Toronto staff, as well as staff from other Canadian cities who participated in assistance missions in the affected regions. A short film will also be screened describing the various relief projects that are part of FCM’s post-tsunami reconstruction programs.

Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: City Hall, 2nd Floor, Committee Room 1

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004 caused massive devastation and destroyed or disrupted the ability of local governments to deliver basic services to their residents. As a result, staff from the City of Toronto participated in FCM’s assistance missions to rebuild and rehabilitate communities in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka and Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

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 contacts:
Stuart Green, Office of the Mayor, 416-338-7119,
Glenn Gustafson, Executive Assistant to Councillor Pam McConnell, 416-338-5158,



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