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Cleveland’s green plan: rehabbing a great city’s economy

Mar 25th, 2015 | FCT

Last time, we looked at how the tiny town of Sangudo, Alberta, staked its future on the business savvy of its own talent, investing through a co-op whose success has remade the…

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Meet Twane Boettinger, FCT’s “Volunteer of the Year” 2014

Jan 22nd, 2015 | Michael LeBlanc

In December, FCT SVP Don MacLeod and I had the privilege of handing out FCT’s first “Volunteer of the Year” Award to Twane Boettinger at our annual Awards of Excellence Celebration.  Twane…

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Is it Philanthropic to promote your own Philanthropy?

Jul 23rd, 2014 | Michael LeBlanc

This year FCT and its employees have received some significant recognition and reached a number of milestones for our Corporate Philanthropy program. And while I am unbelievably proud of these achievements and…

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Reaching beyond our walls…

Jun 10th, 2014 | FCT

Historians have described the YMCA as one of the great social movements of the last two centuries. “An unstoppable, unifying force for good. A rallying point for everyone who is dedicated to…

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Feb 18th, 2014 | Michael LeBlanc

I recently received a thank you note from someone I helped several months ago. To be honest, I had forgotten about helping until I was reminded. At the time, I really didn’t…

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Building a Habitat Home in Nicaragua

Dec 17th, 2013 | FCT

A blog post by Carolyn Morley, Business Development Manager, FCT. For the past 10 years I have volunteered locally in the London, Ontario area with Habitat for Humanity Canada taking part in…

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The huge benefits of home ownership for low-income families

Dec 10th, 2013 | FCT

A Guest Blog by Kevin Marshman, President & CEO Habitat for Humanity Canada A home of your own is far more than a financial asset. For low-income families, ownership of a safe…

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Running for The Cure

Oct 21st, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

This October I did something that I have never done before: I participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure held in Burlington, Ontario in support of breast cancer research. Until now,…