School's Out for One Day as Scotiabank puts Ninth Graders to Work

    TORONTO, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today opened its doors to Gr. 9
students for Take Our Kids to Work(TM) day, giving students a taste of what
makes Scotiabank an exciting place to work. Students learned about
sponsorships, marketing events and bank security, visited the trading floor,
job-shadowed their parents and much more.
    "It's great to see so many students excited about spending a day at
Scotiabank where we provide them with first-hand, on-the-job experience," said
Sylvia Chrominska, Scotiabank Executive Vice-President, Human Resources. "Take
Our Kids to Work day at Scotiabank gives students the opportunity to learn
what it takes to be part of the workforce and reinforces the limitless future
kids have in their careers and communities. At Scotiabank we care about
investing in educational initiatives that help students acquire the skills,
tools and information they need to become leaders in a global economy."
    "With so many choices awaiting our future workforce, it's vital that
parents, teachers and mentors reach out to provide students with the necessary
tools to succeed," said Veronica Lacey, President and CEO of The Learning
Partnership. "Take Our Kids to Work is an incredible program that recognizes
the importance of preparing students for a successful career and brings
possibilities to life in a truly experiential way."
    Take Our Kids to Work day is an exciting day for both parents and
children across the country and each year Scotiabank opens its branches to
more than 1,000 Gr. 9 students participating in the program. Students are
encouraged to learn about a variety of job opportunities at the Bank and are
shown that having a job not only means an income, but a brighter future as

    Take Our Kids to Work is a national program organized by The Learning
Partnership - a non-profit national organization which brings together
business, education, government, labour, policy makers and the community to
develop partnerships that strengthen public education in Canada.

    Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally
and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic
activities, in 2006 the Bank provided more than $42 million in sponsorships
and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas
of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture. Scotiabank is
on the World Wide Web at

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For further information: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
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