CALGARY, Dec. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC delivered on its commitment to
communities in Peace Country by donating more than $165,000 in the
Peace Country and surrounding area. Funds donated provide assistance to
organizations in areas such as education, financial literacy, the
environment, the arts and sport.
"RBC is focused on improving the lives of Albertans here at home, where
it matters," says Fred Gardner, regional vice president, Peace Country.
"Through these donations, we are working to make a real difference to
the people, places and communities we serve.
We focused on two key social issues in 2013 - improving the lives of
children and youth, and water conservation efforts," Gardner says.
In October, RBC announced a five-year, $100 million dollar commitment to
improve the well-being of at least one million kids and youth in
Canada. The Believe in Kids pledge is about addressing the needs of the whole child - mind, body
and spirit alike - and includes support for a wide range of arts,
education, sports, wellness and employment programs.
RBC continued its commitment to the RBC Blue Water Project, a 10-year global pledge of $50 million to help conserve, and provide
access to, clean water.
"Water conservation continues to be one of the most significant
environmental and economic issues in the world today," Gardner adds.
Organizations in Peace Country that received funding in 2013 include:
Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT), Fort St. John
Wellspring Family Resource & Crisis Centre, Whitecourt
Child Development Centre of Fort St. John, Fort St. John
Sunrise House, Grande Prairie
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed
more than $100-million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments. Organizations interested in applying for funding
in 2014 can visit http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/ for more information.
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) is Canada's largest bank as
measured by assets and market capitalization, and is among the largest
banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North
America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide
personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance,
investor services and capital markets products and services on a global
basis. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who
serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 44 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
SOURCE: RBC Calgary
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