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HRM Council Supports "Toque Tuesday" Campaign

(Friday, February 1/ 2002)-- Members of Halifax Regional Council will be showing their support for the homeless in Canada by sporting "Raising the Roof" campaign toques at the start of Tuesday night's (February 5th) regular Council session.

The blue toque campaign is a fund-raising effort by the "Raising the Roof" organization for the homeless. It was established in response to a national conference on the homeless in Canada held in 1996, where experts concluded there was a need for an organization that would play a key role in facilitating shared strategies to end homelessness across the country.

The fund-raising effort has a direct impact on more than 4,000 men, women, youth and children in need of homes in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Proceeds for fund-raising events go to support community-based agencies engaged in providing long-term solutions to homelessness in Canada.

Halifax Regional Council will be donating a number of the bright blue winter toques to the Metro Turning Point Shelter in downtown Halifax.

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Claude Isaacs
Councillors Support Office
(902) 490-6355

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