TORONTO, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Today Canada's five largest banks
jointly announced gifts of $200,000 each to the Abilities Centre in
Whitby, ON, in remembrance of the late former Minister of Finance the
Honourable James Flaherty. The donations from BMO Financial Group,
CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and TD Bank Group will total $1 million.
In addition to his tremendous contributions to Canada's economic
well-being, Mr. Flaherty was a tireless champion of people living with
disabilities. He showed his support through several decisions as
finance minister, gave his time to associated causes, and encouraged a
more inclusive society through his actions and his words.
This donation will support the Abilities Centre in its efforts to enrich
quality of life for people of all ages and abilities. Opened in 2012,
it is a fully accessible recreational and community facility, offering
sports, arts, life skills, education and research. More information is
available at www.abilitiescentre.org/.
SOURCE: TD Bank Group
For further information:
Paul Deegan, BMO Financial Group, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Dove, CIBC, Kevin.Dove@CIBC.ca
Jason Graham, RBC, email@example.com
Nadine Jahangir, Scotiabank, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Tran, TD Bank Group, email@example.com