TD employees volunteer to help out across the country during November -
Financial Literacy Month
TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, may be a
dark and spooky time for many people, but on the eve of Financial
Literacy Month, this year Canadians have one less thing to be afraid of
- understanding their personal finances.
To mark Financial Literacy Month, TD Bank Group and its employees will
be making a difference in communities across the country by helping
Canadians to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence when it
comes to finances. TD employees will be lending their expertise to
people of all ages to better understand topics such as budgeting,
investing, banking, debt and borrowing. TD volunteers will partner
with organizations including ABC Life Literacy Canada's Money Matters
and Junior Achievement Canada's Economics for Success to deliver these
services to Canadians.
"For the past ten years, I have volunteered with kids in Grade 8 through
the Junior Achievement Program. In our sessions, I find that they are
very eager to learn - they want to be savvy about finances and prepare
for their future," says Laura Murray, IT Specialist at TD Bank Group in
Scarborough. "I emphasize the importance of education in reaching their
future financial goals. Once you make it simple for them to understand
how to balance their income with their expenses, they quickly see that
it isn't just about buying the things you want when you want them -
there is hard work and planning that needs to be there too."
TD also donated over $1.3 million to support these programs which help
Canadians reach long term goals for the future and more importantly
instil more confidence when it comes to talking about money and
"TD believes that financial literacy is an important life skill for
people young and old. It's something that is invaluable for success,
and that is why Education & Financial Literacy is one of the main
priorities here at TD," says Scott Mullin, Vice President, Community
Relations, TD Bank Group. "Our support is focused on helping youth
through classroom programs and assisting at-risk, underserved
individuals and their families. We are very proud of our TD employees
who donate their time in their own communities, helping their
neighbours and community members."
TD has also developed a number of online resources, tools and
calculators, as well as products and services for our customers to help
them make better financial decisions. These include: TD Helps, TD Get Saving, TD Student Life and TD Planning for your Future - Life Events.
For more information about financial literacy programs supported by TD,
go to www.td.com/financialliteracy.
TD Community Giving
TD Bank Group invests in communities to make a positive impact where it
does business and where our customers, clients and employees live and
work. In 2012, TD Bank Group donated over $65 million to support
community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United
Kingdom. In Canada, we focus on Education and Financial Literacy,
Creating Opportunities for Young People, and the Environment. For more
information, visit www.td.com/corporateresponsibility.
SOURCE: TD Bank Group
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