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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2016) -
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Almas Jiwani, CEO of Almas Jiwani Foundation, will address guests, political leaders, and community members as Keynote Speaker and Chief Guest at the 2016 Heartland Creditview Community & Health Services (HCCHS) International Women's Day Gala on Saturday March 5th at 6:00pm at the Apollo Convention Centre in Mississauga, Toronto.
HCCHS's International Women's Day Gala will recognize and cherish the outstanding socio-economic contributions women are making to society around the world and help to build momentum and support for the creation of further opportunities for women in the future.
"I believe it is important to spread the word about the immense impact women are having in political, business, and economic spheres," said Ms. Jiwani. "Women are becoming the leaders of today by fighting for their say as decision-makers. By being empowered, women also set the stage for the leaders of tomorrow by becoming role models for young women and girls worldwide."
Almas Jiwani, President Emeritus of UN Women Canada National Committee and CEO of Almas Jiwani Foundation, is a fiercely vocal and internationally renowned champion for gender equality and women's social, economic, and political empowerment. Ms. Jiwani has travelled across the globe to deliver keynote addresses, speeches and presentations on improving the status of women. She has addressed over 400 parliamentarians from 42 countries on the benefits of economically empowering women and the roles and responsibilities of parliamentarians at the International Assembly in the Dominican Republic and Quebec City.
"We are incredibly honoured to have Almas Jiwani join us to celebrate this important day," said President of HCCHS Mr. Prithpal Chagger. "Ms. Jiwani's work advocating for women's rights and gender equality has transformed the lives of thousands of women worldwide and inspired many more to fulfill their potential. I am thrilled to acknowledge the importance of her work and celebrate the impact she has made in advancing gender equality ."
The HCCHS International Women's Day Gala will be attended by Honorable Jean Augustine and numerous political and community leaders and globally renowned key personalities such as Ms. Jiwani. As Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker, Ms. Jiwani will be recognized for her immense contribution and fiercely vocal support for women's rights in Canada and around the world. "Her keynote addresses to the audience would be a key of enthusiasm and empowering women in Peel Region," said Mr. Chagger.
About the Almas Jiwani Foundation
The Almas Jiwani Foundation seeks to alleviate poverty by focusing on girls and women in select regions. AJF intends to improve their quality of life by providing or improving access to quality education and modern technology. The foundation advocates for the rights of women in different cultures and societies.
AJF empowers women through entrepreneurship and a top down technology thrust. AJF reduces stigma and discrimination faced by women and girls living in hostile and under developed regions of the world with environmental regeneration, the usage and conservation of clean water, and promoting hygiene and sanitation through education. AJF seeks to empower both women and men with skills conducive to equitable knowledge. And finally AJF empowers women and men by instilling in them that everyone should be equally valued and respected in society.
About Heartland Creditview Community & Health Services
Heartland Creditview Community & Health Services was established in January 2010, to provide culturally diverse programs and services to the community of Heartland Creditview. Heartland Creditview Community & Health Services has had a remarkable transformation over the last few years and is continuing to serve clients by providing a universal approach. A diverse range of programs are designed to meet the needs of newcomers and their families in order to adapt to live and survive in Canada. Several community services related programs have been arranged, including programs for seniors, women, and youth.
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Almas Jiwani Foundation
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Celine Caira, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
416-710-5977 or 613-234-8252 ext 103
Almas Jiwani Foundation
Heartland Creditview Community & Health Services
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