FCA Gives Back to the Community
At FCA, we believe in supporting community and we proudly serve our community through various efforts each year. Below we have taken the time to highlight some of the charities and initiatives that we hold most dear.
FCA Annual Golf Tournament
Each year FCA hosts an annual golf tournament. The golf tournament began in 2002 and we invite all of our key insurance and surety providers to participate. While the tournament provides our staff the opportunity to enjoy a great day outside with colleagues; the goal is always to raise money and awareness around a charitable initiative that we as an organization believe in. Past recipients of the annual event include Canadian Breast Cancer Society, Cancer Society and the Giving Dreams Foundation.
Twice a year our staff are asked and encouraged to participate in a raffle for the benefit of Second Harvest. FCA then matches all raffle ticket sales with a top up donation. These funds are all donated to Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization. Through the efforts of donors like FCA, Second Harvests rescues and redistributes enough food to provide over 62,000 meals a day in Canada.
To celebrate our 100th anniversary, FCA Insurance hosted an INSIDE RIDE event on October 17th, 2019 in collaboration with The Coast to Coast Foundation. Coast to Coast supports dozens of smaller grassroots programs and organization across Canada, all dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Canadian families living with and beyond kids’ cancer. The event was a great success raising $35,412 in donations from our incredible team of staff, colleagues and supporters.
Sleeping Children Around the World
FCA’s innovative networking was the beginning of what today is called social conscious networking, which lead to the founding of the Haliburton Club annual Breakfast in 1965 where like-minded business associates held an annual breakfast raising funds for the Haliburton Scout Reserve. In keeping with this annual tradition FCA and its executive was instrumental in the founding of annual The Pinehurst Club Breakfast raising funds to support the 100% charity Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW). In 11 years, this event has raised over $1.5 million ensuring the continuation of SCAW’s humanitarian efforts. SCAW’S mission, with its entirely volunteer group, provides and distributes bed-kits to underprivileged children in developing nations. To date SCAW has delivered 1.7 MILLION bed-kits since its first distribution in India 50 plus years ago. For more information please feel free to visit http://www.scaw.org/pinehurst-home or www.scaw.org. What a fantastic Canadian Charity! Murry Dryden the founder would be proud of its continued success.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada
Through one of our senior executives and their participation on the Leadership Committee for the Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, FCA has been engaged with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. This campaign is a philanthropic competition for leaders in the community and is a 10-week challenge to raise funds for the LLSC in honor of local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The event has a goal of raising in excess of $200,000 during its first year in Ontario. Through FCA staff participation at various levels, the company is engaged in making sure this inaugural event is a great success.
Waves of Hope
Waves of Hope was co-founded by a senior executive at FCA in 2009. The charity operates on the northwest pacific coast of Nicaragua. The charity’s mission is to improve the quality of life of its local community through strengthening local education, healthcare and infrastructure. Since its founding, has raised and invested over $700,000 into its local projects. Past projects include a local 10 classroom high school, 6 elementary school refurbishments, 2 new pre-schools and multiple infrastructure projects including clean water projects for two communities. Today, the charity has pivoted to COVID 19 support and is currently providing food support to over 170 families during this global crisis.