CALGARY, Dec. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC delivered on its commitment to supporting community organizations North of 60 by donating more than $155,000 in 2013. Funds donated provide assistance to organizations in areas such as education, financial literacy, environment, athletics and the arts.
"RBC is focused on improving the lives of Canadians here at home, where it matters," said Jeff Fowler, regional vice president, North of 60. "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," Fowler 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," Fowler adds.
Organizations North of 60 that received funding in 2013 include:
- Kitikmeot Heritage Society, Cambridge Bay
- Northern Arts Cultural Centre, Yellowknife
- Habitat For Humanity, Whitehorse
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.
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SOURCE: RBC Calgary
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