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 […]

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 […]

Dave Casper speaking at a podium BMO announces largest U.S. donation ever to the United Way of Metro Chicago’s Neighborhood Network

 

Community giving

On October 21, BMO Harris Bank announced a $10 million donation to United Way of Metro Chicago at a press conference hosted by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the city’s Austin neighbourhood. This donation is the bank’s largest U.S. philanthropic donation ever and will support the United Way’s Neighborhood Network, an initiative designed to reduce […]

Two people in their graduation gowns hugging 15 years of student support

 

Community giving

On September 25th, BMO’s Equity Through Education program celebrates 15 years of donating institutional equity trading commissions to charitable organizations that support education and inclusion. Each year, BMO donates all our North American and European institutional equity commissions from one day of trading to people who may not otherwise receive support. Since 2005, ETE has […]

BMO employees help with painting at Neighborhood House BMO volunteers help build a mindfulness space for at-risk youth in Milwaukee

 

Community giving

Recently, a new mindfulness initiative for at-risk youth was launched at Neighborhood House (NH) in Milwaukee – and BMO helped make it happen. It all started when a teenage girl was found sitting by herself in a darkened storage room. A staff member asked her why she was sitting there when her friends were having […]

Taking Steps to Alleviate Poverty at the World Partnership Walk

 

Community giving

To make a meaningful impact in alleviating poverty on a global scale, 40,000 people in ten cities across Canada participated in the World Partnership Walk on June 9, 2019. An initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), the Walk raises money and serves to enhance awareness, build knowledge and inspire people to take action. […]

Two women smiling A Proud History of LGBTQ2+ Support

 

Community giving, Diversity and inclusion

1969 was a historical year for gay rights in Canada and the United States. In the U.S., the Stonewall riots helped kick off the gay liberation movement. Meanwhile, in Canada, homosexuality was decriminalized. These were landmark moments in a fight for equality that continues until this day. This year, as we mark the 50th anniversary […]

BMO Announces a New Government Partnership to Empower Women

 

BMO for Women, Community giving

On May 17, BMO and the Honorable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced a new partnership to support not-for-profit organizations that empower women. BMO also unveiled findings from a new report that highlights the gaps in strategic planning by not-for-profits, and the ways organizations can further empower […]

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