CFC -contest

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in News | Comments Off on CFC -contest


Community Foundations launch search for
faces of new national advertising campaign

Community champions are our most passionate spokespeople’

(Ottawa, ON) June 17, 2013 – Canada’s community foundations are launching a nationwide talent search for local champions, both English and French speaking, to star in the movement’s first national advertising campaign.

Community foundation staff and volunteers are passionate advocates for their communities,” says Ian Bird, President and CEO of Community Foundations of Canada. “There is no one better suited to communicate what our communities mean to us. We’re looking for people who love their community and the spotlight to come forward and be part of our campaign.

For more than 90 years, community foundations have been supporting communities large and small, from coast to coast. Together, Canada’s 191 community foundations hold more than $3.5 billion in assets, serve more than 80 per cent of the nation’s population and play a crucial role in how people give back to their communities. Now, we’re ready to tell that story and you can help!

To find the star for the TV and radio campaigns, Community Foundations of Canada will be inviting participants to post their auditions on YouTube until July 31, 2013. Individuals must be 18 years or older, amateur actors, and involved with their community or local community foundation.

“We’ll be looking for people to narrate our commercial, who embody the spirit of their community, as well as the campaign’s tagline: ‘Your Community Makes You. You Make Your Community’,” says Ted Nation, President of Yield Branding, the award-winning agency producing the campaign.

Here at the Grand Bend Community Foundation, we think the community idol exists in our community and we want you all to participate. Send me a note if you need some help and we will try to get you through the process. It’s pretty easy. Also send me the youtube link of your entry. I would love to post it on our facebook page.”  says David Campbell, executive director Grand Bend Community Foundation.

Talent search winners will be flown to Toronto, with all accommodation and transport paid, to feature in the production of television and radio spots and perform a spoken word anthem about community.

To audition or for talent search instructions, please visit

About Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s more than 190 community foundations, which help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work, and play. Community foundations are one of the largest supporters of communities, providing more than $143 million in support of local priorities and organizations in 2012. To find out more visit

About The Grand Bend Community Foundation

The Grand Bend Community Foundation is 1 of the 190 community foundations accross Canada. We have been helping local charities and non profits in our area since 2002. To date we have granted more than 920,000.00 in to our community. To find out more visit