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Canadian financial professionals set out to collect 50,000 cans of beans for Canadian food banks

Canadian financial professionals set out to collect 50,000 cans of beans for Canadian food banks

 
PRLog - Nov. 18, 2012 - OTTAWA, Canada -- Ottawa – November 19 –  The number of Canadians turning to food banks for help is at an all-time high according to HungerCount 2012 a national study released by Food Banks Canada. “Over the past four years, the need for food banks has expanded broadly. Even those who we might least expect to visit a food bank, including working people, two-parent families, seniors, and homeowners, are experiencing a higher risk of needing help than in the past”. In March of this year, 882,188 people received food from a food bank in Canada.

The Financial Management Institute of Canada (fmi*igf) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit volunteer association, founded in 1962. fmi*igf delivers national programs through conferences, a professional journal and webinars covering high-level, universal themes with a focus on relevant and contemporary issues in financial management. The association operates with fourteen Chapters across Canada.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of fmi*igf. To celebrate, the Institute is challenging its members along with other financial professional’s to collect 50,000 cans of beans for food banks across Canada. fmi*igf Chapters are collecting cans of beans at events and donating them to their local food banks. In addition to the local Chapter events, fmi*igf is collecting beans at the Professional Development Week, a conference held in Ottawa every year where over 4,000 private and public sector financial management professionals meet to keep current with best practices in managing public sector resources.

Executive Director of the Ottawa Food Bank, Peter Tilley, said that “the Ottawa Food Bank is most dependent on the support of our community partners. This creative initiative from our friends at fmi*igf, in celebration of their 50 years of dedicated service, will be a big help at this time of year. And beans are a welcome staple with which we can re-stock our shelves.”

Lucia Stachurski, President of the Financial Management Institute of Canada, stated that “we have tremendous volunteers committed to improving financial management in the public sector and I am confident that fmi*igf will work hard to achieve this lofty goal of 50,000 cans of beans for our communities in need across Canada.”

The fmi*igf “Beans for the Banks” campaign wraps-up at fmi*igf’s annual Public Sector Management Workshop (PSMW) in Toronto in June 2013 where the final tally will be announced.

For more information about the “Beans for the Banks” campaign please visit www.fmi.ca  

Media Inquiries:

Christopher Egan, National Manager, Business Development

Financial Management Institute of Canada

chris@fmi.ca

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