Oakville Company Committed to Donate Over $80,000 in 2007
April 23, 2007 – Oakville, ON � Habitat for Humanity Canada announced today that they are excited to enter a new corporate partnership with First Canadian Title, who held a launch event this morning at their Home Office in Oakville.
Local Oakville Councilor Keith Bird, Oakville Liberal MPP Kevin Flynn, and representatives from Habitat for Humanity Canada and First Canadian Title were on-hand today to announce this new partnership, which includes a commitment to assist in ten home builds across Canada in 2007, a cash donation and in-kind support of title insuring Habitat homes built in Canada this year.
�We are always excited when Canadian companies step up and show their support, not only through monetary donations, but through their time,� said David Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Canada. �First Canadian Title wanted the bulk of their support to be in helping to build the homes through our national �Adopt a Day� program. Their employees have shown a strong a desire to commit their time to the cause, and that speaks volumes.�
First Canadian Title will begin building homes with Habitat for Humanity in May, sending close to 33 employees per site to build in 2007. The plan is to develop the partnership into a multi-year commitment, helping Habitat for Humanity achieve their goal of 500 homes per year by 2010.
�Habitat for Humanity is an organization that provides a critical necessity of life to people needing a hand up,� said Patrick Chetcuti, President and Chief Operating Officer, First Canadian Title. �I am proud that we are able to partner with such a worthwhile cause, giving a hand up to families in communities across Canada that we live and work in.�
About Habitat For Humanity Canada:
Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The mission of the organization is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity Canada was founded in 1985, consists of over 30,000 volunteers and 71 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, and is a member of Habitat for Humanity International which spans 92 countries, has built over 225,000 homes, and is now building a new home every 21 minutes.
About First Canadian Title:
First Canadian Title is Canada�s leading provider of title insurance, and other related products and services for residential and commercial real estate transactions. Founded in 1991 and based in Oakville, Ontario, First Canadian Title employs approximately 1000 people from coast to coast. Its customers include more than 15,000 lawyers and notaries nationwide, every major Canadian chartered bank, credit unions, other lending institutions, real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders. First Canadian Title is the registered business name in Canada of First American Title Insurance Company. For more information about First Canadian Title, please visit www.FirstCanadianTitle.com or www.ProtectYourTitle.com.