Mohamad Fakih, President of Paramount Fine Foods and Founder of the Fakih Foundation, has launched a campaign to collect funds for the victims of Flight 752.
The families of the victims from across Canada will face a number of expenses. We are encouraging Canadians to support the families of the victims by making a donation. With oversight from Dentons Canada LLP, all donations will flow-through Toronto Foundation to Qualified Donees to benefit those affected.
On Wednesday, January 22, the Government of Canada announced that it is matching funds donated to the Canada Strong fund. The government’s pledge is to match donations to the fund up to $1.5 million, with the intention of providing longer term support for the families of the victims. The contribution is in addition to the $25,000 that will go to each family to cover immediate funeral and travel expenses. Matching of donations from the Federal Government ends on February 21, 2020.
This is a time for all Canadians regardless of race or religion, to come together and show the world what it means to be Canadian.