BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

Bringing innovative, locally-focused and collaborative approach to building strong neighbourhoods

 

Community giving

As long-time partners, BMO and United Way have worked closely to address societal challenges. In that time, we’ve found that while every community is unique, lack of economic inclusion is a common issue affecting residents of many of North America’s large cities. More and more, we have seen that “the neighbourhood you live in can […]

Women having a discussion during a business meeting BMO’s Andrew Irvine speaks to Financial Post about our $3 billion commitment to women entrepreneurs

 

BMO for Women

We’re proud of BMO’s Bold Commitment to grow the good for a thriving economy by doubling our support for women entrepreneurs. Recently, National Post published an article highlighting our efforts to fund $3 billion for women-led small businesses. Featuring an interview with Andrew Irvine, BMO’s Head of Canadian Business Banking, the article outlines what led […]

A little girl is standing beside someone in camouflage uniform November 11: A day of remembrance at BMO

 

Employee experience

Every year on November 11, Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the U.S., we remember and honour men and women who have served and continue to serve our countries to protect our freedom. “As a bank focused on supporting our military communities, Remembrance Day and Veterans Day hold extra significance at BMO,” says […]

BMO hosted a formal work experience program for A-level students in London, England BMO employees help London students achieve their career potential

 

Corporate social responsibility

In line with our purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, BMO hosted a formal work experience program in London, England last month in partnership with the Brokerage, a charity that helps Londoners from state schools access experiences of work, employability skills and jobs in financial, professional and related services. Nine A-Level […]

BMO Harris Bank first to offer True Name feature for debit cards

 

Diversity and inclusion

Mastercard and BMO have announced that BMO will be the first bank globally to implement True NameTM on BMO Harris Mastercard Debit Cards in the U.S. The new offering will allow BMO Harris customers to use their chosen name on the front of their cards, without the requirement of a legal name change. For many […]

BMO, United Way and City of Toronto Champion Economic Opportunity BMO, United Way and City of Toronto champion economic opportunity

 

Community giving

BMO, together with United Way Greater Toronto and the City of Toronto, has announced that the Greater Golden Mile area in Scarborough, Ontario, has been selected as the first to adopt a new approach to building inclusive local economic opportunity and stronger neighbourhoods. Watch the video. This pilot follows extensive work over the last year […]

BMO Pledges $1 Million for Local Health Care Redevelopment in Kingston BMO pledges $1 million for local health care redevelopment in Kingston

 

Community giving

BMO Financial Group has pledged $1 million, over ten years, to support redevelopment projects at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site and Providence Care’s Providence Manor. “Supporting the health and well-being of the communities in which we operate has long been a priority of BMO’s, and is core to our […]

BMO supports Indigenous health with $2 million hospital donation BMO supports Indigenous health with $2 million hospital donation

 

Community giving

BMO announced this week that it will be donating $2 million to St. Paul’s Foundation of Vancouver, BC, to further strengthen the hospital’s commitment to Indigenous health and wellness. The gift will advance the work of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital, founded in 2015 […]

Kristi Michem and Lesley Marks BMO Female leaders make headlines promoting gender equality

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

Kristi Michem, Chief Executive Officer of BMO Global Asset Management, who recently shared her seat with a Girls Belong Here ambassador, and Lesley Marks, Chief Investment Strategist of BMO Private Wealth Canada, and recent participant in the Day of the Girl roundtable discussion, have made headlines talking  about BMO’s commitment to advancing women’s empowerment, and […]

BMO Financial Group’s Miguel Mendes Honoured for Contributions to LGBTQ2+ Community

 

BMO’s Miguel Mendes has been recognized at Start Proud’s 2019 Leaders to be Proud Of Awards. Miguel was awarded the Professional Leader Award in recognition of his contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and two-spirited (LGBTQ2+) business community. Miguel chairs BMO Pride — an enterprise resource group comprised of employees across Canada, Europe, and […]

Simon Fish speaks at the Great Lakes Symposium BMO supports efforts to conserve and restore Great Lakes biodiversity

 

Environmental stewardship

In September 2019, BMO supported an event hosted by Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Environmental Law and Policy Center, a leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. This half-day bi-national symposium focused on the recent Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global […]

BMO and Catalyst leaders discussing intersectionality at work BMO and Catalyst leaders discuss inclusive leadership and emotional tax

 

Diversity and inclusion

Last week, BMO Harris Bank and Catalyst hosted an event and panel discussion in Chicago where leaders from both organizations heard from their senior leaders as they discussed intersectionality, emotional tax, the role of the inclusive leader, and how peers from neighboring businesses and communities can leverage these insights to be catalysts for positive change. […]



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