MEET ANDREW FAAS

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Andrew Faas is a management advisor who focuses on organizational transformations. He is a former senior executive with Loblaw Companies Limited and Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest retailers and now heads the Faas Foundation which focuses on Health Care, Education and Medical Research

The Foundation since it’s inception in 2005 has invested many millions of dollars supporting:

  • The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence – In February 2016, The Faas Foundation announced a partnership with The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to begin a new initiative called the Emotion Revolution in the Workplace, which aims to gather substantive data on workplace culture to help build psychologically safe workplaces
  • Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) –  Sponsored an unprecedented four Professorships
  • Wellspring, Canada’s largest Cancer Support Network – Sponsored The Faas Foundation Money Matters’ program, which provides direct professional assistance to cancer patients and survivors
  • Casey House, Canada’s first free standing HIV/AID’s Hospice, now a specialty hospital – The Faas Foundation represented the first significant individual support for the Casey House Day Program and their first ever Capital Development Campaign
  • Doctors Without Borders – One of their largest Canadian donors
  • St Clair College – Andrew’s alma mater, where he contributed towards the building of state of the art recreation, fitness and gymnasium centers at the Windsor and Chatham campuses.
  • Chatham Kent Health Alliance - Andrew was raised in the community where CKHA operates. He sponsored the Alliance’s MRI and Highest Priority Needs Campaign.
  • Andrew Faas is the proud recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal’, the ICRF’s ‘Humanitarian’ and ‘Beacon of Hope’ awards, the Association of Fundraising Professionals ‘Outstanding Philanthropist Award’ and the first ‘Premiers Award’ (in business) to College of Applied Arts and Technology graduates.
  • Andrew Faas is currently an Honourary Trustee of the Royal Ontario Museum, and former Chair of the Board of George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Andrew is also the Author of, “From Bully To Bull’s-Eye”

Can we really afford the price of unnecessary workplace stress? According to a 2015 Harvard University study published in the journal Management Science, more than 120,000 deaths a year may be due to stress at work resulting in approximately 5-8 percent of annual healthcare costs. Author, activist, revolutionist, philanthropist and management advisor Andrew Faas believes this staggering toll on workers can be avoided with education and better management practices. That’s why he’s drawn on his own experiences as a professional problem solver and a former target of irrational corporate bullying.

 In this call-to-action, Faas outlines the price we pay for adverse conditions in our jobs and what we need to do to create psychologically healthy, safe and fair workplaces. He has created a manual for identifying toxic work environments with the tools for managers and employees to transform their organization into a positive place for productivity, innovation and creativity.

You can purchase the print version of the book here.

Proceeds of the book will go to the Faas Foundation and will be directed to raise awareness on the topic of bullying in the workplace, provide support to those who are targeted and help employers create psychologically safe and healthy environments.