Supporting our Neighbourhoods.
Giving Back to our Communities.
Partnering with our Tenants.
Connecting with our Employees.
Celebrating as One Team with One Purpose.
We Launched FCR Thriving Neighbourhoods Foundation.
First Capital and its employees have a long history of volunteering and giving back to the local communities in which we live and work. So last year, after a lot of work by many FCR team members, we launched our new charitable foundation called the FCR Thriving Neighbourhoods Foundation.
Aligned with our purpose and brand – with people and community at the centre of our business, the Foundation’s mandate is to support charitable initiatives that are making an impact in the neighbourhoods where we operate. The Foundation is a natural complement to FCR’s business – as we continue to make a long-term sustainable commitment to the communities we serve – to generate and enhance value for all of our stakeholders.
Even more, as an employee-led, registered charity, the Foundation empowers FCR employees to work together as ‘one team with one purpose’, to engage in a common goal of helping neighbourhoods thrive.
The structure of the Foundation is comprised of two components:
– FCR Thriving Neighbourhood Foundation, where monetary donations will be made to registered charities
– FCR Initiatives, where employees will support non-charity events and causes in Arts & Culture, Innovation and Sustainability
The Foundation will focus on four pillars selected by employees and aligned with charitable organizations that focus on well-being of the communities in which we operate and neighbouring communities – Social Justice, Mental Health, Youth Initiatives, and Food Insecurity & Poverty.
This past holiday season, we launched our first initiative focused on Food Insecurity & Poverty in Canada. Each office selected a local Food Bank to support with a combined goal of 10,000 monetary + food items. We exceeded our goal and raised over 66,000 donations in the form of food items, monetary contributions from staff + Board of Trustees, Foundation match of dollar-for-dollar monetary donation, and $1 per item donated plus $10,000 personally donated by our CEO, Adam Paul.
As for what’s next – we have a lot planned! Various campaigns, fundraisers and initiatives are in the works, with much more coming. We hope to build on the great momentum from our holiday food drive.