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CADILLAC FAIRVIEW COMMITS $1.5 MILLION FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS THROUGH ANNUAL CF GOLF CLASSIC FUNDRAISER
May 22, 2018

 

TORONTO, ON (May 22, 2018) – Cadillac Fairview (CF) is pleased to announce three new charitable recipients of its annual CF Golf Classic: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Holland Bloorview) and Covenant House Toronto. CF has pledged $1.5 million dollars over the next five years to support these partners, particularly in their mandate to improve the lives of young Canadians.

 

“It’s an honour to partner with three internationally renowned organizations whose work reflects our own culture and values,” said John Sullivan, President and CEO, Cadillac Fairview. “The CF Golf Classic has been instrumental in supporting various community needs over the past 28 years, and I’m excited to focus our goal this year on building brighter futures for young Canadians.“

 

Several years ago CF announced its long-term commitment to investing in Canadian youth. These new partnerships further support this commitment to empower and inspire the next generation of leaders to make a positive impact in their communities and the lives of others.

 

This is the first time CF has elected to sponsor three charitable partners through the fundraiser. This unique partnership supports innovative research and initiatives that will make a difference in young lives through immersive programs focused on homelessness, recovery health therapies, and mental health and addiction services.

 

“The generous support of Cadillac Fairview will help CAMH address the service gaps that affect one of Canada’s most vulnerable groups -- youth between the ages of 16 and 25,” said Deborah Gillis, President & CEO of the CAMH Foundation. “The proposed initiative will see youth playing a more integral role in shaping the clinical care and services received by young Canadians living with mental illness.  Together, we can ensure that youth across our country are given a chance to reach their full potential.”

 

“We are so grateful to Cadillac Fairview for their continued support of Holland Bloorview. The funds from the CF Golf Classic will support the growth of Holland Bloorview’s Research Institute, specifically the creation of a Neuromodulation Discovery Hub,” said Sandra Hawken, President and CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. “This will be the first of its kind in Ontario and will focus on testing therapies that stimulate the brain to heal itself, which could help with things like the recovery of speech and language.”

 

“Cadillac Fairview has been a wonderful supporter of the youth we serve, and we are grateful for this important partnership,” says Bruce Rivers, Executive Director of Covenant House Toronto. “The money raised through this fundraiser will benefit the more than 100 youth who use our drop-in centre on a daily basis, giving them access not only to meals, a shower and clean clothes, but also counselling services from our supportive staff.”

 

The 28th annual CF Golf Classic, which takes place on August 13th at Rattlesnake Point Golf course, is expected to attract nearly 300 players. For more information on Cadillac Fairview’s Philanthropy, please read the 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report or visit cadillacfairview.com.

 

About Cadillac Fairview

Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, a diversified global investor which administers the pensions of more than 323,000 active and retired school teachers. The real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

 

Valued at more than $28 billion, the Canadian portfolio includes over 37 million square feet of leasable space at 67 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre, CF Chinook Centre, Tour Deloitte and CF Carrefour Laval.

 

For further information: Alanna Cobb, Communications Specialist, Cadillac Fairview, Tel: 416-598-8621, Email: Alanna.cobb@cadillacfairview.com