CCL Group and Parker Family Support Halifax YMCA Campaign

October 26, 2016

The CCL Group and the Parker family have made a multi-year contribution to the Capital Campaign in support of the John W. Lindsay YMCA.


Construction has begun on the new YMCA, which will be located on South Park Street in Halifax, location of the former Y.


The John W. Lindsay YMCA is named after the late John Lindsay, a long time Board member of Corporate Communications Limited and mentor for CCL Group.  It is expected to open in ­­2017.

Tribute to John Lindsay in CCL Group offices.

November 02, 2016

“You have to do it right, even if it hurts."

The late John Lindsay inspired us at CCL Group.  He was a Board member from the inception of our first member company, Corporate Communications Limited, in 1977.  He died in 2006 without ever having missed a CCL Group Board meeting – and making important contributions to the business.


In tribute to Mr. Lindsay, CCL Group commissioned a meeting table and gathering place for our offices.  Among his many enterprises, Mr. Lindsay was most closely identified with construction and property development.  Our “Lindsay Table”, made from concrete, steel and glass, symbolizes his body of work, particularly the iconic towers at Purdy’s Wharf.

Suzanne Fougere named Nova Scotia Communicator of the Year.

November 01, 2016

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society has selected Suzanne Fougere, as a recipient of the Province’s first ever, “Communicator of the Year Award.”


Suzanne is Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Marketing & Communications at Trade Centre Limited.  She has played a key role in the development of the new Halifax Convention Centre, a three hundred thousand square foot venue within the Nova Centre, currently under construction in downtown Halifax.


“I am honoured and humbled by this recognition," said Suzanne I am part of a team helping to create an extremely exciting new facility and important addition to the economic development of Nova Scotia.”


Suzanne Fougere began her career at CCL Group in 2001 as a co-op student.  And while she spent some time away from the business, she returned in a variety of positions, ultimately departing as an Account Director in 2009.


“The time I spent at CCL taught me almost everything I know about communications.  CCL provided the foundational skills for my work as a business advisor and communications professional.  I was exposed to a very diverse group of clients, projects and challenges there.  The opportunities I have had since leaving CCL would not have occurred without the experience, relationships and contacts I experienced there,” said Suzanne.


“From her earliest days in our organization, it was apparent Suzanne possessed special skills, instincts and drive,” said CCL Group Chair and CEO Steve Parker.


We believe her recognition as Nova Scotia’s Communicator of the Year is highly deserved and heralds many more achievements in her future career,” Parker said.

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CCL Group Supports Engage Nova Scotia

Engage Nova Scotia works to create opportunities for Nova Scotians to be inclusive, embracing of change, collaborative, and active in tackling the province’s challenges. 


The Ivany Report and the One Nova Scotia Coalition have called for improvement in three thematic areas of Nova Scotia – the economy, demography and attitude/culture.


The primary focus of Engage Nova Scotia is on the third theme of attitude/culture.  The Ivany Report specifically pointed to Engage as an organization that could bring new ideas and fresh attitudes to the province.


Over 4,700 Nova Scotians are subscribed to the monthly Engage Nova Scotia newsletter.


The organization has coordinated bringing together thousands of Nova Scotians and newcomers to the province to help break down barriers that prevent newcomers from sinking roots in Nova Scotia.  Engage also holds conferences across the province challenging all of us to “Step Up” and take action.


CCL Group and the Parker Family are pleased to support this worthwhile and important organization.

Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

As supporters of community and of strong mental health, CCL Group and past member companies Blue Ocean Contact Centers and Colour, have pledged a $50,000 donation to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. In Nova Scotia, one in five people experience a form of mental illness during their lives. Some can face a daunting transition from hospital and institutional-based care to living independently in the community.

This leadership gift will support the Foundation’s Opening Minds Capital Campaign which will fund programs and services for a new model of community-based care for those living with mental illness in the province, most notably 4 residential-style housing units for patients who are transitioning from hospital care to community care.

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