Category: Employee giving

BMO’s employees believe in creating positive, sustainable change and are committed to giving back to our communities through giving campaigns, fundraising and volunteering opportunities.

A girl checks her cellphone Kids Help Phone sees Surge in Demand as Anxieties Rise due to COVID-19


Employee giving, Response

These are extraordinary times as new pressures and anxieties impact the mental health of Canadians, including for youth, for whom social distancing can cause feelings of isolation at a time when so much of their learning comes from social experiences. For kids and teens, the pressure is also creating new challenges in mental health and […]

A BMO employee does crafts with participants during an Employee Giving event BMO’s Employees Grow the Good for Communities with Employee Giving Campaign


Employee giving

BMO values its connection to the communities it serves—as customers, neighbours and partners. BMO employees build those connections, branch by branch and city by city, every day as part of living BMO’s Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. They also celebrate those connections with the annual Employee Giving Campaign, which runs for […]

BMO’s Impactful Pro Bono Legal Program for Asylum Seekers


Employee giving

“The human rights violations that are occurring around the world are devastating, and this feels like a concrete way to be able to help,” says Ashley Kenny, Senior Compliance Officer, BMO, of BMO’s pro bono legal program. “Donating money is a great way to show support, but I also wanted the hands-on aspect of being […]

BMO volunteers at Camp Oochigeas Employee Voices: BMO Volunteer Day at Camp Ooch


Employee giving

On June 10, I spent BMO Volunteer Day with 100 colleagues at Camp Ooch in Muskoka. Camp Ooch is a privately funded, volunteer-driven charity that helps over 1,600 kids affected by cancer every year and their families – at no cost. What’s different about Camp Ooch is its state-of-the-art medical facilities right in the middle […]

Employee Voices: BMO Volunteer Day in Chicago


Employee giving

When I was hired at BMO in 2011, I was very impressed with BMO’s involvement in the community. I have steadily been a volunteer in the Chicagoland area for almost 30 years. During my interview process at BMO, it was so important to me to hear stories about BMO’s commitment to the communities they serve, […]

BMO volunteers packing boxes at BMO volunteer day 2019 Employee Voices: BMO Volunteer Day in Brookfield, Wisconsin


Employee giving

The Backpack Coalition is committed to providing backpacks and school supplies to students with financial constraints, helping to ensure they succeed in school. Each year the coalition distributes almost 5,000 backpacks with grade-appropriate, school-defined supplies to students in grades K-12. This means that every student who receives a backpack has at least 80% of the […]