WHO WE ARE
How our dream started
Capital Integral Charitable Foundation (CICF) was established in 2018, our founders wanted to find a way that the Capital Integral Group of Companies could give back to the community that had given so much to them.
So CICF was created and the search for like-minded Board members began, we were pleased to find a group of motivated and resourceful people who are excited to be part of such an amazing organization.
We live in a great community and our goal is to help improve the lives of those who live in and around the Ottawa area. Our plan is to work with different segments of our community to help with their causes, we believe this will allow us to touch many different groups in our region.
Our first partnership was to participate in the 24 Hours at Tremblant in Dec 2019. With the help of some excellent sponsors and dedicated staff, we raised $70,000 for children’s charities through this fun and exciting event.
After the success with that event, the Board agreed on a 3 year partnership with The Ottawa Network for Education, in particular to raise funds for the School Breakfast Program. All our Board members attended or had children attend school in the Ottawa region and know the importance of proper nutrition and its role in learning.
Quite simply children cannot learn when hungry, it makes concentration more difficult, processing information is slower and general discomfort all comes from not starting the day with a nutritious breakfast.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $75,000.00 annually for the School Breakfast Program, that would mean our donors and supporters will have provided at least 75,000 meals to hungry children. In the current environment the number of requests for breakfast has increased and with the new COVID guidelines on food handling costs of the food for the program have increased by more than 50%. Making the support of this program more urgent that ever.
Every little bit helps us so please spread the word and give what you can.
Meet Our Team
Originally from the Ottawa Valley and having spent about a third of his career in the Ottawa area, Kevin has a real connection with Ottawa and the surrounding area. Having lived in 18 communities both in Canada and internationally over his 40+ year career in financial services, Kevin has been an active supporter, Board member and advocate of charities in each of those communities. Since retiring from his Vice President role with RBC in late 2019, he now spends his time working with a number of business owners in an advisory role and dedicating more of his time to charities.
Dan Fried, RCM, CSM is the CEO of Capital Integral Property Management and Ottawa Maintenance Solutions. Dan has been involved in the community for many years, most notably with his role with the Angels of Hope, where 2.2 million was raised over 3 years for brain tumour research. Dan is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity and many other local causes.
Erin was born and raised in the Ottawa Area. Erin has been involved with the CI Charity Foundation since its inception and over the years has volunteered with a number of different organizations. She was a volunteer with the TROT, therapeutic riding, program, ran and organized several cancer fundraising events at her local highschool and volunteered with the Ottawa annual Easter Seals family sail and BBQ. While attending post secondary at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario she became involved with KidsAbility Centre from Child Development. After University Erin returned to Ottawa where she became involved as a volunteer with Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre.
Lisa Callahan joined Capital Integral Property Management in 2017 as a receptionist and has since advanced to her current roles of Property Administrator, Compliance Officer, and Health and Safety Chairperson. In 2020 Lisa joined the Capital Integral Charitable Foundation Board of Directors as the CIPM Employee Representative. As a current member on a number of boards and committees in Ottawa, including the Ottawa Choral Society, and Italian Week Ottawa, Lisa loves to give back to the community and is thrilled to help CICF better the lives of children in the area.
Yawar Khan, RCM is the Chief Operating Officer at Capital Integral Property Management. Throughout his career, Yawar has been involved in philanthropy with such organizations as the Ottawa Civic Hospital, the Ottawa General Hospital, the Ottawa Hospital as well as the Master of Health Administration Alumni Association. He has helped in developing fundraising campaigns, organizing special events, and donor relations activities.
Nadia Freeman, ACCI is Vice President of Operations at Capital Integral Property Management.
Nadia has been involved with empowering children with life learning skills by teaching them the passion of sports especially tennis and running. Nadia has been involved in various community and medical fundraisers.