TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Scotiabank is proud to have been
recognized by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) as
Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Gold Level. Scotiabank is one of
only four companies awarded with the distinction of PAR Gold by CCAB
this year. The recognition took place at CCAB's 9th Annual Gala
Celebration in Vancouver.
"We are tremendously proud to have received this honour from the
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business," said Anatol von Hahn, Group
Head of Canadian Banking for Scotiabank. "Canada is a country of
tremendous diversity and Scotiabank has long believed in reflecting
that diversity in our workforce and business practices. We are
committed to including the interests of Aboriginal businesses,
communities and individuals in all of our operations."
PAR Gold is Canada's only recognition of performance and success in
building positive relations with Aboriginal businesses, people and
communities. PAR Companies have demonstrated the ability to establish
effective programs and policies to maximize involvement with the
Canadian Aboriginal community. Through the PAR, organizations are able
to conduct a comprehensive self-assessment of their performance. The
results and findings are externally verified and rated by a PAR jury
for designation of PAR certification at the Bronze, Silver or Gold
Level. Gold certified companies exhibit long-standing leadership and
sustainability in Aboriginal relations.
"Scotiabank has clearly demonstrated a commitment to fostering
partnerships with Aboriginal businesses and communities," said Angela
Bishop, Director of Program Development for the Canadian Council for
Aboriginal Business. "The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
congratulates Scotiabank as a PAR Gold Level company for their
continued dedication to Aboriginal initiatives."
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader
internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable
donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on
average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around
the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) was founded in 1984
by a small group of visionary business and community leaders. CCAB is
committed to the full participation of Aboriginal people in Canada's
economy. A national non-profit organization, CCAB offers knowledge,
resources, and programs to both mainstream and Aboriginal owned
companies that foster economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and
businesses across Canada.
For further information:
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