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Media Invitation - CIBC and YMCA team up to launch Access to Opportunity™

    New program provides newcomers with financial literacy and job skills for
    a brighter future living and working in Canada

    TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ - At 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2008, CIBC and
the YMCA will launch a new program that builds on YMCA of Greater Toronto's
newcomer services by providing newcomers with the financial literacy and job
preparation they need to get established in Canada.
    The program is designed to help create brighter futures for newcomers to
Canada by enhancing their financial literacy as well as the job skills and
knowledge for qualified individuals for employment in the financial services
    Note: Half of all newcomers to the GTA - more than 55,000 immigrants -
participate in YMCA newcomer program services.WHO:            Bahadur Madhani, Chair, YMCA Board of Directors
                    Scott Haldane, YMCA President and CEO
                    Christina Kramer, Executive Vice-President, CIBC Retail
                    YMCA newcomer volunteers

    WHAT:           Official launch of CIBC YMCA Access to Opportunity™

    INTERVIEWS:     With YMCA and CIBC executives and newcomers

    WHEN:           Remarks from 2:30 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2008

    WHERE:          3rd floor, YMCA Newcomer Centre, 42 Charles Street East
                    (Yonge & Bloor)
For further information:
For further information: Celecia Partap, Manager, Public Relations, YMCA
of Greater Toronto, (416) 413-1020, ext. 2350,; or
Doug Maybee, Director, External Communications and Media Relations, (416)
980-7458 or