FCT Signs BlackNorth Initiative Pledge

Michael LeBlanc, CEO of FCT, joins leaders across Canada in movement towards more diverse and inclusive workplaces

OAKVILLE, ON, June 10, 2021 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Michael LeBlanc has joined over 400 corporate leaders in Canada in signing The BlackNorth Initiative (BNI) pledge.

The BNI, led by the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism, is on a mission to create opportunities within organizations across the country for Black Canadians. Over 400 Canadian companies across a variety of sectors have committed to work with the BNI to increase diversity and inclusion within their workplaces, industries and in the broader business community in order to foster meaningful change for society as a whole.

“At FCT, we are dedicated to continually advancing our culture of inclusivity, which supports and encourages the success of all of our employees,” said LeBlanc. “Our employees are the heart of our organization, and we proudly sign The BlackNorth Initiative Pledge, reaffirming our commitment to the advancement of educational initiatives, policies and practices that support equity in both the workplace and in FCT’s broader community.”

With diversity, inclusion and belonging already central to FCT’s core values, the company supports a variety of diversity and inclusivity initiatives and was recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute as one of the Best Workplaces ™ for Inclusion in 2020 and 2021.

More information about the BlackNorth Initiative is available at www.blacknorth.ca, and the full pledge can be found here: https://blacknorth.ca/the-pledge/.

About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 900 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for seven consecutive years (2015-2021) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. The company was also recognized for the second year (2020-2021) on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. In 2020 the company was also named on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness and Best Workplaces™ in Ontario. FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year in 2021.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

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