The Hellenic Initiative Launch Event
Launch Event of Canadian chapter of The Hellenic Initiative
The Hellenic Initiative Canada (THI Canada) announces its launch event, as part of the organization’s commitment to global engagement of Greek Diaspora and Philhellenes. The first public event of THI Canada will be in Toronto, at Protected content
The event’s keynote speaker will be Prem Watsa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, and a prominent investor in Greece during the crisis. Mr. Watsa will be sharing insights regarding the humanitarian challenges and the opportunities of the Greek economy and its citizens. A follow-up conversation and Q&A with Prem Watsa will be moderated by Vassy Kapelos, Global National’s Ottawa Bureau Chief and Host of The West Block.
Médecins du Monde Greece will be represented at the Launch Event by the organization’s president Dr Nikitas Kanakis. Médecins du Monde Greece, has been delivering impactful projects in Greece since Protected content , in order to provide medical as well as other services to marginalized populations that cannot access healthcare services and medical care, making healthcare a basic human right.
SOS Children’s Villages Greece provides abandoned, orphaned and destitute children with permanent housing and education, as well as tools and resources to prepare them for independent adult life since Protected content . Voula McLaughlin who has been fundraising for the same cause through Reaching for the Stars will represent them.
Prolepsis/Diatrofi distributes healthy and nutritious meals, at no cost, to all students in hundreds of participating Greek public schools since Protected content .
John Sotos, THI Canada’s co-president stated: “We formed the Hellenic Initiative Canada in order to support the people of Greece through the economic crisis that has reduced many to unprecedented levels of need for sustenance, shelter and healthcare. Many of us in Canada wanted to add our financial assistance to the recovery effort.”
Alexander Georgiadis, THI Canada’s co-president added: “We owe it to our heritage to come to the aid of those in need. I challenge everyone of us to do as much as we can to help the people of Greece experiencing real hardship.”