Category: Community giving

BMO’s community giving strategy is built on three pillars – collaboration, learning and innovation – that are supported by our 200-year commitment to helping improve the quality of life in our communities.


Dave Casper stands in front of the mural with three school children Chicago Public School students create mural calling for change

 

Community giving, Corporate social responsibility, Diversity and inclusion

“Art can tell stories and change narratives,” says Suzette Bross, Executive Director of CPS Lives. “This mural is an expression of giving back to the community and showing the good in humanity.” In June 2020, a group of Chicago students transformed the temporary plywood used to cover BMO Harris Bank’s main branch during protests into […]

A mother holding the hands of her two daughters Donation of $5 million to support innovative pediatric centre project initiated by Indigenous community

 

Community giving

BMO, in partnership with the Hewitt Foundation, has announced a donation to Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation to support social pediatric services in Northern Quebec Indigenous communities, with a first of its kind project. The Minnie’s Hope Social Pediatric Centre was established more than five years ago by and for members of the Cree community of […]

This is not a time to be silent. BMO donates to organizations to support social and racial justice and inclusion

 

Community giving, Corporate social responsibility

BMO’s Purpose animates our teams around the world and guides our actions to support our customers, employees and communities. Aligned with that Purpose, BMO today announced a donation of $1 million to a number of organizations in North America to support social and racial justice, and inclusion. The bank will donate funds to the NAACP […]

A healthcare worker with a mask is putting on gloves Sunnybrook COVID-19 treatment clinical trial supported by donors including BMO

 

Community giving, Response

Sunnybrook’s community of donors has come together to quickly raise over $1 million for a promising pan-Canadian COVID-19 clinical trial being coordinated by a research team at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. BMO Financial Group is the lead financial services donor to Sunnybrook’s CONCOR-1 efforts. The Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Research (CONCOR-1) trial is […]

Flag of Nova Scotia BMO Donates $100,000 in Support of Nova Scotia

 

Community giving

BMO Financial Group today announced a donation of $100,000 to charities in Nova Scotia to help communities affected by the recent tragedy. “Communities across the province are coping with the horrifying aftermath of these events, and we are here to help,” said Scott Brison, Vice-Chair, Investment and Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets. “BMO is standing […]

A pair of hands holding a red heart BMO pledges $1 million to support crisis relief

 

Community giving, Response

On March 19, BMO announced a $1 million donation to United Way to support gaps in community services urgently needed for vulnerable individuals impacted by the public health, social and economic consequences of COVID-19. As a first step, funds donated will be provided via United Way to communities across Canada affected by the virus. “Every […]