Friends, colleagues, sanitation advocates,
The moment all of you up North of the border have been impatiently waiting for: the Canadian Toilet Organization is having its official launch Oct. 21, 2008.
In attendance will be Jack Sim, founder of the 'other WTO' - the World Toilet Organization. Jack was recently honored as one of Time Magazine's "Heroes of the Environment" for 2008.
Others present will be Thilo Panzerbieter of the German Toilet Organization and Dr. Tom Keating of Project CLEAN.
All are welcome.
Members of the media, please feel free to inform other interested media parties who would be interested in covering the event.
VENUE: Main floor, Mills Library, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
TIME: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, October 21
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Corinne Wallace, Programme Officer, Water Health Programme, UNU-INWEH
The global importance of sanitation and changes to policy and finance needed to address this global crisis: Dr. Zafar Adeel, Director UNU-INWEH
The importance of sanitation and public health and the impact of the exhibit for McMaster: Dr. Susan Denburg, Associate Vice President Health Sciences, McMaster University
The global importance of sanitation and toilets: Mr. Jack Sim, Founder, World Toilet Organization
A history of the “Sanitation Is Dignity” exhibit: Mr. Thilo Panzerbieter, German Toilet Organization
“Soap and Citizenship: Safe, Sanitary School Restrooms”: Dr. Tom Keating, Coordinator, Project CLEAN
Messages of support for the Canadian Toilet Organization:
Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair of The Global Water Partnership and member of UNSGAB
Clarissa Brocklehurst, Chief of the Water, Environment and Sanitation Programme Division, UNICEF
The Canadian Toilet Organization: Mr. Ari Grief, Canadian Toilet Organization