Gift will expand Aboriginal Summer Literacy Camps program to 110
communities across Canada
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VANCOUVER, June 15, 2015 /CNW/ - More Aboriginal children in communities
across Canada will now be able to access an expanded Aboriginal Summer
Literacy Camps program, thanks to a landmark $2.5 million donation made
by TD Bank Group to Frontier College at an event today in East
Vancouver. The gift was announced by Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD
Bank Group and Wayne Gretzky, TD Brand Ambassador.
TD's donation represents it long-standing commitment to supporting
children's literacy initiatives and is one of the many ways TD is
strengthening the communities in which we live and work. Today's gift
to Frontier College is one of the largest community donations TD has
made to date to a single organization and is the largest in support of
youth literacy and the Aboriginal community.
"I'm passionate about literacy and I've advocated for it to become a
national priority, with greater investment in making sure our youth
today and future generations have the skills they need to keep Canada
prosperous," said Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group. "I am
proud TD has chosen to help Frontier College expand its highly
successful Summer Literacy Camps program because we know kids want to
read and this program gives them a better opportunity to do so."
"Frontier College is grateful for the significant commitment from TD to
the First Nations, Métis and Inuit children participating in the Summer
Literacy Camps. This support means more children can build their
literacy and numeracy skills over the summer months, while engaging in
traditional community-based activities, preparing them for the school
year," said Sherry Campbell, President and CEO, Frontier College.
TD's long-term partnership with Frontier College goes back more than 30
years, representing a total contribution of more than $4 million. TD
began supporting the Summer Literacy Camps program for the first time
in 2011. Today's gift will expand the program so it will be available
in 110 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities from coast to coast
to coast this summer.
TD Community Giving
TD invests in communities to make a positive impact where it does
business and where our customers, clients and employees live and work.
In 2014, TD donated over $82 million to support community organizations
in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, we
focus on Education and Financial Literacy, Creating Opportunities for
Young People, and the Environment. For more information, visit www.td.com/corporateresponsibility.
About Frontier College
Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization. Founded in
1899, this non-profit organization recruits and trains volunteers to
deliver literacy programs to children, youth and adults in communities
across the country. Frontier College helps Canadians improve their
literacy and increase their opportunities. We believe literacy is a
right. For more information, visit www.frontiercollege.ca
SOURCE TD Bank Group
Image with caption: "TD made a $2.5 million donation to Frontier College on Monday in Vancouver to help the organization expand its Aboriginal Summer Literacy Camps program. The gift announcement was made by Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group and Wayne Gretzky, TD Brand Ambassador. (CNW Group/TD Bank Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150615_C9604_PHOTO_EN_43519.jpg
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