Giving beyond numbers: Laurentian Bank launches a new corporate giving program
Through its new focused approach, the Bank aims to support local organizations across the country that are working towards the economic inclusion of newcomers and refugees, as well as those whose mission is to combat economic inequities impacting underrepresented groups such as racialized communities, 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, Indigenous peoples, and people living with disabilities.
"Our new Giving Beyond Numbers program represents an important milestone in our three-year strategic plan as part of our commitment to Make the Better Choice and integrate ESG principles in all the Bank's operations and activities. We are extremely proud to provide financial support to these deserving organizations that are dedicated to creating more inclusive, fair and united communities. At
United for Literacy (formerly
Frontier College) is a national literacy charity. It works with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential. Laurentian Bank'sdonation of $100,000will support the infrastructure needed to develop adult literacy programs.
NIB Trust Fundis an organization that helps First Nations and Métis people, organizations, and communities address the long-lasting impacts of the Indian Residential Schoolsystem and supports education programs aimed at healing and reconciliation. Funds raised will be distributed through a competitive application process to individuals or groups who wish to pursue their studies or have a project aligned with the mission of the organization. NIB Trust Fundreceived a $50,000donation from the Bank.
Action LGBTQ+ avec les immigrantEs et les réfugiéEs (AGIR) is an organization by-and-for LGBTQ+ migrants and refugees in
Montreal. AGIR's mission is to protect and defend the legal, social and economic rights of LGBTQ+ migrants and refugees through individual support services and community building initiatives. The Bank's $50,000donation will help support AGIR's daily operations.
The 519 is
Canada'smost prominent multiservice agency dedicated to the health, happiness and full participation of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. The Bank's donation of $50,000will be used to support the "Settling In" initiative, which helps more than 1,500 LGBTQ+ refugees and newcomers to resettle in Canadaeach year.
Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Personswith Disabilities is a Montreal-based organization that works towards the integration and inclusion of people living at the intersection of all types of disabilities and migration status. Laurentian Bank'sdonation of $50,000will support help support their daily operations.
The Centre Francophone du Grand Toronto is the largest multidisciplinary centre offering French language services in seven locations in the
Greater Toronto Area. The organization provides a wide range of services and programs covering health care, mental health, resettlement and integration support for newcomers, employment and entrepreneurship support, legal aid, early childhood and youth development, and access to housing. The Bank's $50,000donation will be used to support the Access to Housing and Housing Support program which aims to provide affordable housing to Francophones in need in the Greater Toronto Area.
Petites-Mains is a
Montreal-based social integration organization. It supports women in need, mainly immigrants, single mothers, and those receiving social assistance or without income, to break out of social isolation, to learn a trade and to integrate the workforce, in order to live in dignity. Laurentian Bank's $50,000donation will support Petites-Mains' daily operations.
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"Our newcomer and settlement programs are instrumental in the success of LGBTQ+ refugees looking to make their home in
"There is no better gift than to give of oneself in a spirit of selfless love for a noble cause, one that gives meaning to the life of the weak, said Pastor
- Smaille Pierrilus, General manager of the
"Access to affordable housing is a major barrier to the successful integration of the many Francophone immigrants who settle in the
"I would like to thank
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