About Us

Who we are & What's our Mission

CFTW is a registered Charitable Organization of Canada, run by Dr. John Bickert.
He believes that love should cause us to act, spend our time, talents, and God's
gifts to assist those in underdeveloped countries.
Not every one of us can make trips to remote regions of the world to help others.
Still, we can contribute through prayers, time, talent, and resources that effectively make changes in the lives of many people. CFTW is all about compassion you can show towards HUMANITY.

the team behind cftw

Meet Dr. John Bickert
​- President of CFTW

Dr. Bickert is an excellent human being, motivated to help people who don't have basic health facilities and education. He has made eight trips to India since November 2016 and started many projects for health and education. He believes that “love” should cause all of us to act, spend our time, talents and God’s gifts to assist those in underdeveloped countries. 


Dr. John is struck by the many stories shared with him of others in the organization who have worked unselfishly to build a school in a remote area of Ghana, travel to Rwanda, and Peru and has been affected by his very own personal experiences in assisting those in need through chiropractic care.  He states that the unassuming nature of many who come for attention and their tremendous graciousness and thankfulness are life-changing.


dr. sharon marshall
​- Vice president

Dr. Sharon Marshall traveled a lot as a child, following work with her father who was a crane operator on international pipeline contracts. As a consequence of the travel as a youth, she has seen firsthand what third world poverty really looks like and how devastating it is to those who cope with it.

She is thankful to CFTW for providing an opportunity to reach into some of these communities with restorative health care and practical financial incentives to help those in need.

dr. sharon marshall
​- Vice president

Dr. Sharon Marshall traveled a lot as a child, following work with her father who was a crane operator on international pipeline contracts. As a consequence of the travel as a youth, she has seen firsthand what third world poverty really looks like and how devastating it is to those who cope with it.

She is thankful to CFTW for providing an opportunity to reach into some of these communities with restorative health care and practical financial incentives to help those in need.

rev. stefan gavowicz
​- board member

Fr. Stefan is a compassionate human being. He has donated a considerable amount of money to the India Project of CFTW and is extremely interested in the work that is being done by the organization. 

Fr. Stefan was ordained in Poland in 1971 and came to Canada as a priest in 1972.  His first assignment was at St. Patrick’s church in Medicine Hat.  He was a Chaplin to the Calgary Highlanders for 15 years. He as worked as a hospital Chaplin in Calgary for 18 years. We are extremely happy to have Fr. Stefan on board CFTW. 

krystal raber
​- board secretary

Krystal has worked with CFTW for years and is deeply committed to her work in the healthcare industry.  Krystal cares a great deal about the disadvantaged and has a heart of gold when it comes to helping others. 

Krystal is enthusiastic about working with CFTW and wants to become a very active part of bringing the foundation to a level that can assist people who are poor and disadvantaged in many third world countries.   

We are happy that Krystal is one of our board members.

krystal raber
​- board secretary

Krystal has worked with CFTW for years and is deeply committed to her work in the healthcare industry.  Krystal cares a great deal about the disadvantaged and has a heart of gold when it comes to helping others. 

Krystal is enthusiastic about working with CFTW and wants to become a very active part of bringing the foundation to a level that can assist people who are poor and disadvantaged in many third world countries.   

We are happy that Krystal is one of our board members.