- TD's donation helps to get GTA youth into the business mix -
TORONTO, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - A generous donation from TD Bank Group will
support The Remix Project, a local initiative aimed at helping youth
from priority neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area by empowering
them with the skills and personal networks needed to succeed in
creative industries or to further their formal education. The $225,000
donation was presented last night at the sixth Remix Project class
graduation in Toronto.
"Our mission is to strengthen the skills, talents and personal interests
of Toronto youth to help them find success and define it on their own
terms," said Derek "Drex" Jancar, Director of Resources at Remix. "We
hope the program will lead to a more diverse and skilled workforce in
Toronto's creative and cultural industries. Each successful placement
of a graduate makes it easier for other young people to be given a
The Remix Project was created to help level the playing field for young
people from disadvantaged, marginalized and under served communities.
The Remix Project serves youth trying to enter the creative industries
or further their formal education by providing top-notch alternative,
creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities.
With support from organizations including TD, The Remix Project offers
participants access to a knowledgeable and supportive staff team, ready to guide youth through
their career choices, a range of industry mentors that work one on one
with young people to provide guidance and workshops for industry
professionals to talk about their experiences and give practical steps
to maintaining a successful career.
"We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are
pleased to support The Remix Project as they continue to provide
meaningful economic and educational opportunities for youth in
Toronto," said Scott Mullin, VP of Community Relations, TD Bank Group.
"Whether it's helping youth earn high school diplomas, applying for
post-secondary education scholarships, and internships in their
creative fields or mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs to turn an idea
into a business, we're thrilled to help Remix economically empower
youth in our community."
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 2010, TD donated over $50 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.
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