Habitat for Humanity Canada Has a New Partner in First Canadian Title



    Oakville Company Committed to Donate Over $80,000 in 2007

    OAKVILLE, ON, April 24 /CNW/ - Habitat for Humanity Canada has announced
they are excited to enter a new corporate partnership with First Canadian
Title, who held a launch event yesterday 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 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.

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For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Alisha Leeking, First Canadian
Title, (905) 287-3135, aleeking@firstcdn.com


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