BMO Celebrates Pride Week in Toronto with $50,000 Gift to the Sherbourne Health Centre



    Donation supports health services to LGBT Communities

    TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ - In honour of Toronto's Pride Week, BMO has
donated $50,000 to the Sherbourne Health Centre to further its work in
providing quality health care services throughout the community. The
announcement was made today at a community event held at BMO Bank of
Montreal's Church and Alexander branch.
    "We're thrilled with today's announcement," said Suzanne Boggild, CEO,
Sherbourne Health Centre. "This generous gift will allow us to continue our
work in providing much-needed primary health services to the LGBT communities,
people who are homeless or under-housed, and newcomers to Canada."
    "We're extremely pleased to support Sherbourne Health Centre, as it plays
a fundamental role in helping our community thrive," said Julia Chung, Branch
Manager, Church and Alexander Branch, BMO Bank of Montreal. "BMO is an
enthusiastic member of this diverse community, dedicated to making money make
sense for our customers and also by supporting outstanding organizations like
the Sherbourne Health Centre."
    The gift of $50,000 will continue Sherbourne's work with individuals and
families making up the diverse communities of southeast Toronto. Sherbourne
Health Centre will recognize the gift with a plaque in its first-floor waiting
area.

    About Sherbourne Health Centre

    Sherbourne Health Centre is an urban primary health care centre which
provides innovative primary health care, counselling, support, outreach,
health promotion, and education programs to our clients - the many individuals
who reflect the diverse and vibrant communities of southeast Toronto.
Sherbourne Health Centre has been providing comprehensive primary health
programs and services to the LGBT communities since 2003 and frequently
provides consultation and expertise on LGBT health issues.

    BMO Support For LGBT Community

    BMO is embedded in the LGBT community supporting a large variety of
groups that enhance the lives of those in southeast neighbourhoods of Toronto.
We have a long-standing commitment to the supporting groups that enhance the
health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS and to building a
supportive environment.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Kasia Lech, kasia.lech@bmo.com,
(416) 867-3996


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