Category: Response


Dr. Victor Salazar-Calderón Dr. Victor Salazar-Calderón supports his Arizona community while BMO supports him

 

Diversity and inclusion, Response

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, BMO has been working hard to support our clients, helping them secure PPP loans and working with them on solutions for navigating the crisis. Dr. Victor Salazar-Calderón is one of those clients. Originally from Peru, he came to the United States in 1984. He was a practicing neurologist in his […]

Food bank at Instituto del Progreso Latino Instituto del Progreso Latino pivots to keep their community safe

 

Community giving, Diversity and inclusion, Response

“What folks need right now is different than last month, and next month it will change again. So we keep listening and learning to understand how we can help,” says Karina Ayala-Bermejo, CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino. “When we can respond right away to the needs of our community, that’s where we can really […]

Eskasoni First Nation overhead view BMO brings banking to Eskasoni Nation during lockdown

 

Employees who inspire, Indigenous programs, Response

“When our community went on lockdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a lot of people had concerns about how to pay bills or deposit cheques,” says Tracy Menge, Director of Community Economic Development of Cape Breton’s Eskasoni First Nation. “BMO helped us in an unsure time.” In March 2020, just two months after thousands […]

Masks made from Chicago Bulls apparel BMO Harris Bank partners with the Chicago Bulls to donate 10,000 Face masks

 

Response

BMO Harris Bank has teamed up with the Chicago Bulls to upcycle surplus Bulls apparel into 10,000 face coverings.  The masks will be donated to five local nonprofits, including My Block My hood My City, Breakthrough Family Urban Ministries, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, After School Matters and Health Hood Chicago, to be distributed […]

A volunteer assembling PPE kits Alberta Motor Transport Association and BMO Work Together to Protect Commercial Drivers in Alberta

 

Employees who inspire, Response

“As a leading cross-border bank, we recognize how important it is to do our part and help to keep the supply chain moving – especially for food and agriculture-based businesses – as we start to see the economy reopening,” says Allison Hakomaki, Head, Canadian Commercial Banking, Prairies, BMO Financial Group. With that in mind, to […]

A farm employee using a BMO ATM Nature Fresh Farms is working with BMO to make banking accessible for employees

 

Employees who inspire, Response

“It’s great to have a long-term partner who will work with you to help find solutions to unprecedented problems,” says John Ketler, Vice President of Nature Fresh Farms. “Especially in times like this.” BMO recently collaborated with Nature Fresh Farms to make banking more accessible to their employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic by installing an […]