CFC welcomes FI Capital Ltd. as new Lead Partner for national 2015 Vital Signs Program

(Ottawa, Ontario) July 21, 2015 – Community Foundations of Canada is pleased to welcome FI Capital Ltd as the Lead Partner of the national 2015 Vital Signs Program and the title sponsor of our national Vital Signs report focused on connection and belonging.

Since its creation by the Toronto Foundation in 2001, Vital Signs has used community knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities. Today, Vital Signs is a national program involving more than 50 community foundations across the country, and it continues to grow every year, both across Canada and internationally.

The Vital Signs program gathers data and publishes reports on significant social and economic trends to tell the story of how Canadian communities are faring in key quality-of-life areas. As part of this national program, Community Foundations of Canada launches a national report annually that brings together data, stories and expert insight from communities across the country. Vital Signs engages Canadians in a deeper discussion about issues such as poverty, food insecurity and youth unemployment to help communities act on local priorities and opportunities

As a Lead Partner for the national 2015 Vital Signs Program, FI Capital Ltd. will work with Community Foundations of Canada to strengthen our understanding of the role that connection and belonging plays in communities across the country, and the steps we can take collectively to build strong and resilient communities where we all belong.

“We are pleased to have FI Capital Ltd. at the helm to support our national Vital Signs program, helping Canada’s community foundations use Vital Signs as an innovative tool to mobilize community knowledge into action,” says Ian Bird, President of Community Foundations of Canada. “FI Capital Ltd.’s contribution gives us an opportunity to explore the importance of fostering greater connection, inclusion, pluralism and participation within our communities”.

About FI Capital Ltd.

FI Capital Ltd. specializes in providing discretionary Canadian fixed income and equity investment management services to foundations, charitable and not-for-profit organizations, fraternal benefit societies, insurance companies, pension plans, and endowment funds both on an individually managed basis and through its family of pooled investment funds.

FI Capital Ltd. is the wholly-owned investment subsidiary of FaithLife Financial – a fraternal benefit society that reinvests its earnings in its members and their communities, as well as people in need worldwide. Since 1973, FaithLife Financial has given back over $16 million to a wide variety of community outreach programs.

About Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations, which help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work, and play. For more information visit www.communityfoundations.ca

For more information please contact:

David Venn
Director of Communications
Community Foundations of Canada
Tel: 613.236.2664 ext. 302
Email: dvenn@communityfoundations.ca

JP Bervoets
Vice-President
Community Foundations of Canada
Tel: 416.319.8111
Email: jbervoets@communityfoundations.ca

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