RBC Foundation announces gift of $500,000 to support the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21's Canada: Day 1 Project.

TORONTO, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Between 1928 and 1971, more than one million people entered Canada via Pier 21 in Halifax. They included refugees, evacuees and displaced children. These new Canadians would go on to contribute immeasurably to Canada's way of life and growth as a nation. It is estimated that today, one in five Canadians has a direct link to Pier 21.

RBC is pleased to announce a gift of $500,000 from the RBC Foundation, to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, to aid in launching the Canada: Day 1 Travelling Exhibition and Community Outreach Program. This exhibition from Canada's newest national museum, will offer visitors a powerful living history experience including displays of personal stories, original artworks and archive images.

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Torontonians Invited to Connect with Canada’s National Immigration Museum in Own Community

June 16, 2014 – Toronto, ON

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will hold its Annual Public Meeting (APM) in Toronto on Monday, June 16, 2014 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CBC Toronto, Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West. The public and media are welcome. Hosting the APM in Toronto allows the national museum to connect with audiences who may not have the opportunity to visit onsite in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Attendees will hear about the past year’s highlights, as well as some of the Museum’s exciting future plans, including brand new exhibitions that will share the broader Canadian immigration story. The APM will feature the official launch of the Museum’s new original film, in Canada, which shares the personal immigration stories of diverse newcomers, including those who have settled in Toronto. The event will also celebrate recent major gifts totalling $1.25 million and share how donor support at this pivotal point in the Museum’s evolution will help broaden its reach and expand its programming across Canada.

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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Welcomes Gift from TD Bank Group

Halifax, NS—July 18—The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21’s Welcome Home to Canada received a remarkable $250,000 donation from TD Bank Group. Ed Clark, Group President & CEO, TD Bank Group toured the Museum and met with program participants after the announcement was made earlier today.

“Immigration is as important to Canada’s past as it is to our future. It’s made us a culturally rich nation, diverse in thought and experiences, which has helped build and grow businesses and communities,” said Ed Clark, Group President & CEO, TD Bank Group. “We’re proud to help celebrate these stories and support Pier 21 as they provide newcomers with valuable coaching and job training that expands their opportunities and ability to contribute to Canada’s workforce.”

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