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September 13, 2017

RA and House of Sport welcome Cystic Fibrosis Canada to its community
(Ottawa, ON) - The RA is pleased to announce that Cystic Fibrosis Canada's Northern and Eastern Ontario office will be joining the House of Sport community in December.
As an internationally recognized leader in funding innovation and clinical care, Cystic Fibrosis Canada invests more in life-saving cystic fibrosis (CF) research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada - over $244 million to date.
"We are thrilled to be sharing a space alongside other organizations who work to improve the health and wellbeing of Canadians," says Hilary Evans, Cystic Fibrosis Canada's Regional Executive Director, Ontario North & East. "Being part of the RA and House of Sport community will strengthen our capacity to help Canadians living with the devastating impacts of this disease. We are excited to see what this next chapter brings for all of us working to end CF."
CF is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. Today, 50 percent of Canadians with CF are expected to live into their early 50s and beyond, and nearly 60 percent of all people with CF in Canada are adults. In the 1960s, most children did not live long enough to attend kindergarten. But there is much work to be done as there is still no cure.
"The diversity of organizations committed to this project continues to broaden and deepen the House of Sport," says Tosha Rhodenizer, RA Chief Executive Officer. "The welcome addition of Cystic Fibrosis Canada is further proof of concept that the innovative model that has been developed is attractive and beneficial to all members of the House of Sport community."
The House of Sport provides National and Multi-Sport organizations the opportunity to house their administrative offices in a feature rich environment designed for collaboration, innovation and efficiency - a first of its kind in Canada. Under development at the RA's Riverside Drive campus, the House of Sport will not only offer organizations an open concept community, but will also support them with a wide range of services, and meeting rooms, leveraging economies of scale to drive down costs. This is on top of the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded organizations and access health and wellness opportunities for staff members.




Contact Information

Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA):

Bryan R. Merrett

Director, Partnership and Engagement

Telephone: 613-897-6162

Email: bmerrett@racentre.com



About the RA

A member supported not-for-profit organization; the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (best known as the RA or RA Centre) operates a multi-sport, recreation and leisure facility conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa. With a deep and quality laden line-up of fitness programs, sports leagues designed for adults, summer camps for children and youth and clubs for all ages, the RA is an environment that values fun, respect and excellence. RA members celebrate in a social atmosphere with a new story created each day. Supporting these stories is the ability for members and the public to access services from the RA's Events and Conference team offering quality food and beverages. With a proud legacy of community engagement that embodies a clear passion for excellence in sport, the RA has much to offer the sport community. For additional design information on the House of Sport please visit our project page at www.houseofsport.ca.



About Cystic Fibrosis Canada 
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a national charitable not-for-profit corporation established in 1960, and is one of the world's top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). As an internationally recognized leader in funding innovation and clinical care, we invest more in life-saving CF research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada.
Since establishment, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has invested more than $244 million in leading research, innovation and care. As a result, Canadians with cystic fibrosis have one of the highest median survival rates in the world.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada has 50 volunteer Chapters located across the country. We could not do our important work for Canadians living with the devastating impacts of this disease without the support of our dedicated Chapters. Chapter members raise funds for their community, promote public awareness for cystic fibrosis, serve as a local resource to partners, and support Canadians with cystic fibrosis and their families.
For additional information visit: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca

Northern & Eastern Ontario
The Ontario Northern & Eastern Region of Cystic Fibrosis Canada includes North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Cornwall, Kingston, Ottawa and Peterborough. We work with a variety of individuals and partners to deliver high impact, successful fundraisers and awareness initiatives for Cystic Fibrosis Canada throughout the area.

For additional information visit: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/northern-eastern-ontario/


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