- In the mid-sixties, immigration to Canada from Egypt was granted to many.
- Berti & Marie Farag and André & Minerva Ward appreciated the opportunity this new world could provide them and their children.
- They took the very difficult decision to relocate their families without any pre-arranged employment or source of income.
- Berti & André were dedicated teachers in various Montreal schools for over thirty-five years.
- They worked with dedication and pride, thankful for the opportunity of a better future, education and security for their families.
The Foundation was created by Hani Farag and Laïla (Ward) Farag to thank Montreal for:
- The warm welcome and chance for a better life the city provided their parents.
- The acceptance shown and opportunities provided by the Montreal community to their families and friends for generations.
- The recognition of the commitment and hard work their parents exhibited.