TORONTO, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - TVO is pleased to announce that TD Bank Group is the 2013 recipient of the inaugural TVO Caring Corporate Partner
Award, recognizing TD's outstanding and continued support of TVO's
early literacy initiatives.
The TVO Caring Corporate Partner Award acknowledges the generous support
it receives from private sector partners and the role they play in
helping TVO deliver on its mission to make Ontarians smarter, more
aware and more informed.
"We're extremely proud to support TVO as they work to develop innovative
and educational programming for children and we're honoured to receive
this award from TVO in recognition of our partnership," says Frank
McKenna, TD Bank Group's Deputy Chair and Literacy Champion.
"Encouraging and fostering early childhood education is how we can
together inspire learning and a love for reading."
With continued financial support since 1999, TD has been a valued
partner to TVO and is the presenting sponsor of TVOKids' early learning block, Gisele's Big Backyard, and of the TVOKids Book Club. TD is also title sponsor of TVOKids' early literacy programs TD Tumbletown Reads and TD Reading Rangers, and has supported TVO at literacy outreach events such as the annual
Read with Gisèle Tour and TVO's participation at The Word On The
As a leader in financial literacy, TD has also sponsored early learning
programs including Tumbletown Tales and Carney the Counting Cat. Additionally, TD is the sponsor of the online games Coin Combo and Coin Spot at tvokids.com.
TVO, Ontario's public educational media organization, helps Ontario's
21st century learners be successful in school and in life. Research
from the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in
Education (OISE) shows that TVOKids' resources improve learning
outcomes in literacy and math. And that is why, according to a recent
Ipsos Reid poll, Ontarians rate TVOKids both the "most trusted" and
"most educational" children's media brand in Canada.
"We are delighted to present TD Bank Group with the inaugural TVO Caring
Corporate Partner Award," says Lisa de Wilde, TVO's Chief Executive
Officer. "TD's ongoing support enables TVO to develop innovative,
curriculum-driven television programs, web resources and community
events that instill a love of learning and make a difference in the
lives of children across the province. This award celebrates the
progress we have made together to advance early literacy."
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to
be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded
primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity
supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information,
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Image with caption: "Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer of TVO, presents the TVO Caring Corporate Partner Award to Alan Convery, TD Bank Group National Manager Community Relations, on the set of TVO's Gisèle's Big Backyard. (CNW Group/TVO)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130318_C5852_PHOTO_EN_24624.jpg
For further information:
TVO Public Relations Specialist
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