OUR MISSION IS to ensure underserved COMMUNITIES and at-risk population are MOTIVATEd AND EMPOWERed FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP, LEADERSHIP, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION.
FOUNDER & CEO
The Fakih Foundation was founded by Mohamad Fakih, founder and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods. Growing up in civil unrest, he left Lebanon and built a better life in Canada with the help of people. Mohamad’s determination to uphold the values of giving back and continuing the cycle of generosity that was shown to him in life, led to the founding of the Fakih Foundation. Through his experience as a serial entrepreneur, philanthropists, and active civic leader, he knows first hand that the best way to create sustainable change is by giving the rights tools and mobilizing the right stakeholders. Mohamad’s vision stems from the belief that empowered people and communities can respond faster to the challenges and calamities happening locally and internationally. A community leader, Mohamad is known for regularly participating in fundraisers and community events supporting multiple causes and charities. Philanthropy has always been of utmost importance and a key part of Paramount’s culture, and now through the Fakih Foundation, Mohamad aspires to do more.
Partnerships & Impactful Collaboration
We believe in pushing boundaries to create quicker and better solutions that drive change through collaborative action with the private sector, entrepreneurs, leaders, governments, people, NGOs and organizations worldwide. It is through partnerships we change the discourse for vulnerable communities and help them become more resilient and sustainable. With partners, we can accelerate breakthroughs and yield change for people today and generations to come.
Raising, collecting and facilitating funds
Securing funding and maintaining ongoing support can be a challenge and poses a great risk for sustainability. By leveraging powerful networks, we unleash the transformative energy of combined resources and ensure impact.
Promoting reasearch & innovation
Add value by supporting and bringing together researchers, professionals, academics, and visionaries globally to share information. Through this, we identify issues, analyze, and create conversation to find answers to the best development practices, fortifying them so they, in turn, can be the catalyst for community driven change and solutions.
Changing sentiments & influencing policies
We respond to challenges by providing a platform and enabling the dialogue with opinion formers, influencers, stakeholders and key public policy decision makers. Through engagement we minimize the risk of vulnerability and drive better outcomes for individuals and communities.
WHO WE HELP
We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Our foundation focuses on those that have been overlooked the most. We improve the lives of those that come from impoverished at-risk communities and lack the means necessary to gain empowerment.
No one alone can save the millions of people facing adversity. We must rise above the standard societal norms of individual activity and come together united, to take on some of the toughest challenges facing humanity today. We need you, your ideas, your expertise, your visions, and your solutions to benefit all societies and humanity.
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