MONTREAL, May 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - What would you do with $25 000?
Here is the challenge that was launched today by National Bank to over
1200 non-profit organizations (NPO) and close to 300 public elementary
or high schools from the Montreal area. Until June 14th 2013, the organizations are invited to submit their inspiring youth
initiatives that gravitate over three pillars of the program One for Youth, such as health, wellbeing, education and involvement, in order to
receive a final support of up to $25 000. In 2013, $1 million will be
donated to support the youth all across Canada. National Bank will
focus on 12 One for Youth committees, from greater Montreal, responsible for discovering and
supporting the talent, audacity, vision and determination from here.
"Every day hundreds of organizations and elementary and high schools
support our young persons by investing their time and energy
wholeheartedly. Today, we want to tell you that we are with you. And
that we share this same desire to build a Canada of tomorrow that
supports young persons by giving them necessary tools to fully realize
themselves from birth to University", said Paul Katra, Montreal
regional vice-president for National Bank .
In the greater Montreal area as elsewhere, the One for Youth committee assembles executives from National Bank, key members of the
community as well as one young person under 25, who have the mandate of
choosing the projects that could potentially be awarded a financial
support of up to $ 25 000.
"To all the NPO that work with youth as well as with primary and
elementary schools: are you full of ideas and dreams? Do you have a
project for young persons of your community? Do you have a youth
initiative that can make a difference for your community? We want to
get to know you and give life to your biggest aspirations. Because
National Bank believes in you and is proud of you" adds Paul Katra,
regional vice-president, encouraging socio-economic leaders of the
region to get involved and promote the program within their own
The NPO and elementary or public schools of these areas are invited to
submit their youth initiatives to the One for Youth committee - Montreal by completing the online form www.jeunesse.banquenationale.ca/comites.
ABOUT THE ONE FOR YOUTH PROGRAMME
Every year, National Bank supports hundreds of Canadian organisations
through its donations and sponsorships program. At the heart of this
commitment is our focus on youth, where significant contributions are
made. At National Bank, we know young people represent our hopes and
dreams for the future. That's why we believe it's up to each and every
one of us to help the next generation develop to their fullest
potential. Whether it's supporting medical research, access to care,
promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles, or getting kids
involved in the community, National Bank and its 20,000 employees are
proud to help today's youth grow and thrive.
Join us as we encourage young people to be their best so we can build a
better world together.
ABOUT NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA
With $184 billion in assets as of January 31, 2013, National Bank of
Canada (www.nbc.ca) together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading
integrated financial groups, and has been named among the five
strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has close
to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its
securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow
the Bank's activities via social media and learn more about its
extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.
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