Cycling for sobriety

Our company has the pleasure of being one of the sponsors of an incredible journey of one of the students from John Volken Academy after his successful addiction recovery.

Mat, a recent graduated from John Volken Academy (JVA), a therapeutic community that helps people with addiction problems in Surrey, British Columbia, has already begun his ride across Canada on his single gear freestyle bike (BMX bike).

Mat’s journey started in the first week of May on Halifax, and it will be covering over eight provinces in an estimated 167 days; the finish line will be at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria B.C.  The biker counts on people’s support, the assistance of a few sponsors and a small team, which is following him in an RV to also make sure he will finish this challenge in good condition.

The journey has the purpose not only to celebrate his recovery but also to break the world record for the longest BMX bike ride, which currently is 200KM. As well, he hopes to raise awareness about the drugs addiction recovery, the role of JVA, and last but not least to bring hope to those people who have suffered or are still suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

“JVA save lives is not a cliché but is a fact, and there are multiple testimonies about this; Matt is one of them and promoting the JVA program is a way to show his thanks” acknowledge Jim Fernandez, President of FY International and member involved to the JVA.

To learn more and follow Matthew in this incredible journey check out:
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More about John Volken Academy

The John Volken Academy, the addiction recovery program is modeled after the therapeutic community approach to addiction treatment, providing students with healthy lifestyle changes needed to live successful and sober lives, in the long term. The treatment programs are supported by a board of directors and receive consultation from addiction professionals and healthy-living specialists. Combining the therapeutic community approach with professional guidance makes this program extremely effective and truly life-changing.


Strengthening Relations: Brazil-Canada

We are pleased to announce that our FY Associate Philippe Jeffrey was nominated for a seat on the Board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CCBC).

Congratulations Philipe!

More About the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CCBC).
Established in 1973, the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CCBC) is a nonprofit independent organization held by the private sector. CCBC gathers Brazilian and Canadian companies and aims at fostering, supporting and expanding trade relations and investments, as well as promoting cultural and technological exchange between the two countries. CCBC focuses on building up a professional and social network, on the dissemination of information related to the trading environment of both countries, and on the identification of opportunities, trends and qualified suppliers that may contribute to the businesses development of its members in Brazil and in Canada.

The CAM-CCBC, Arbitration and Mediation Center established in 1979, serves companies from various countries with technical Independence and reliability. It also enjoys outstanding international recognition in the administration of appropriate conflict resolution methods.


Bateman Mackay LLP recognized as one of Best Workplaces in Canada

Our FY Associate Firm in Burlington, Ontario – Bateman Mackay was recognized as one of the 50 Best Workplaces ™ in Canada with less than 100 employees.

This list and related stories appeared in The Globe and Mail in a Special National Report on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Congratulations! We are so proud and lucky to have you as part of our big FY family!

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Prosur Explained

Recently, our FY Associate in Paraguay, Juan Manuel Moratal was on the Café CNN Chile giving his opinion about Prosur- the initiative proposed by the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, together with his Chilean counterpart, Sebastián Piñera, for the creation of an integration body to replace the Union of South American Nations.

Check out the full interview (in Spanish):

Open Office

Students from the University of Amsterdam visited our office in Vancouver.

Last Thursday, we had the pleasure of receiving the students from the faculty of Economics and Business (Sefa) of the University of Amsterdam at our office in downtown, Vancouver as part of their study trip to learn more about Canadian business environment.

The Dutch delegation was composed by the top 30 students in their second and third year of their bachelor’s degree as well as master’s students.

Our president  Jim Fernandez and the associate Jorge Oceguera welcomed students and promoted several activities. It was great meeting all these brilliant minds!

Sefa has been the study association for Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam since 1922. Accompanied by 6.500 members, of whom 300 are active members. Sefa is one of the largest study associations in the Netherlands.


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