Working with our partners in a whole new way
2018-2019 Annual Report
Thanks to our corporate partners, we’re tackling poverty and the complex, interrelated issues—including unemployment and social isolation—that make it extremely difficult to break the cycle. An example? Scotiabank’s record-setting, five-year, $15-million commitment will help ensure that the future for some of the GTA’s most vulnerable children and youth looks brighter. The historic investment will help a network of community agencies across Peel, Toronto and York Region fuel real progress in young people’s lives. Each year, this gift will connect 245,000 young people and their families to the services and programs they need to thrive—opportunities like after-school programs, summer camps, sports and recreation and parenting supports. All measures that ensure every child gets the best start possible.
- We know that neighbourhoods with increasing inequality and a lack of social infrastructure face many challenges. To ensure that everyone has access to opportunity across the GTA, BMO announced a $10-million gift in September 2018 that will pave the way for neighbourhood transformation. It will expand our strong neighbourhoods work into Peel and York Region, and support new efforts to work with other sectors to build inclusive local economic opportunity.
- We believe diversity is our strength and that everyone should have the chance to thrive. But for the most marginalized, systemic barriers and discrimination put opportunities out of reach. Working with United Way, McCarthy Tétrault has invested $5 million to boost inclusion for women, LGBTQS2+ individuals, Indigenous peoples, newcomers and those living with disabilities across Canada.
- While groundbreaking redevelopment has revitalized Regent Park, there’s still work to be done to strengthen this emerging community. Daniels Corporation provided $250,000 in seed funding to kick-start the development of a community-led Social Impact Fund to support community projects and initiatives that will help local residents thrive, furthering the goal of creating a healthy, vibrant neighbourhood.
- We launched the inaugural Local Leaders List, recognizing 230 extraordinary corporate, public sector, agency and labour partners, including Toronto and York Region Labour Council and Peel Regional Labour Council. They are giving back to the places where they live, work and raise families.