QUEBEC CITY, May 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - What would you do with $25 000?
Here is the challenge that was launched today by National Bank to
thousands of non-profit organizations (NPO) from all over Quebec and
Canada who want to achieve youth projects. From May 1st to June 14th 2013, NPO are invited to submit inspiring youth initiatives that
gravitate over three pillars of the programme One for Youth, such as health, wellbeing, and education and involvement, in order to
receive a financial support of up to $25 000. In 2013, $1 million will
be donated to the youth. National Bank will focus on 12 One for Youth committees responsible for discovering and supporting the talent, the
audacity and the vision and determination from here.
"We are proud to be able to contribute, via targeted initiatives, to the
development of the youth, which in return is what shapes the future and
gives it colour, every day, by its enthusiasm, audacity and passion.
Thanks to the One for Youth committees, National Bank reinforces and strengthens even more its bonds
all over the community in order to support young people from birth to
University" says Karen Leggett, Executive Vice-President - Marketing at
Made up of local executives from National Bank, key members of the
community and one young person under 25, the One for Youth committees will be particularly active over the course of the next few
weeks in order to gather inspiring applications. From Outaouais,
Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Montérégie, Montréal, Laurentides, Lanaudière,
Estrie, Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches, Côte-Nord,
Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, by passing through
Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Moncton, these committees will have the
mandate of choosing local and regional youth initiatives that could
benefit from a financial support and this, in virtue of the
orientations and selection criteria, and admissibility of the programme
One for Youth.
"To all the NPO that work with youth as well as with primary and
elementary schools: are you full ideas and dreams? A project for young
people of your community? 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" said France Croteau, Vice-President - Sales and
Service for Québec City and Eastern Quebec and member of One for Youth committee.
"National Bank believes in you. National Bank is behind you. We take
great pride in the idea that our financial support can serve as a
springboard and allow you to launch your projects on solid grounds"
says Diane Déry, Vice-President - Sales and Service, Commercial Banking
for Québec City and Eastern Quebec at National Bank and member of One for Youth committee.
Non-profit organizations and primary or high schools must submit their
youth initiatives to the One for Youth committees by completing the online form available here at 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.
SOURCE: National Bank of Canada
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