BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

Two women working together BMO Harris Bank ranked one of Forbes 2019 Best Employers for Women


BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

BMO Harris Bank has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers for Women in 2019. The list was compiled by surveying 60,000 U.S. employees – including more than 40,000 women – working for companies employing at least 1,000 people. As an industry leader in fostering diversity and inclusion, and an organization […]

Committing to our communities through actions large and small


BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

On June 28, 2019, almost 1,000 people gathered at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee to celebrate and honor the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence award honorees. Our very own Raquel Filmanowicz was recognized with a Women of Influence “Behind the Scenes” award. Now in its 20th year, the Women of Influence awards […]

Forest BMO’s Sustainability Leaders Podcast Examines Climate Change


Corporate social responsibility, Environmental stewardship

In this episode of BMO’s groundbreaking podcast series, Manju Seal sits down with atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In a wide-ranging interview, they discussed a “just transition” to a low-carbon economy, how the market is affected by the rise of the renewables industry, and the opportunities for global economies as the climate changes. Check out the […]

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 […]

Regardless of your gender identity or expression, we're here to help. BMO’s Gender Pronoun Initiative


Diversity and inclusion

“A wrong pronoun here and there might not seem like a big deal, but imagine that each time someone is misgendered, they receive a brick to carry,” says Kei Sista, Expense Analyst at BMO. “By the end of the day, they are exhausted under the weight of all those bricks.” In 2017, BMO customer service […]

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 […]

BMO employees painting a fence at BMO Volunteer Day 2019 A Day in the Community at BMO’s Annual Employee Volunteer Day


Employee giving

June 11 was BMO’s annual Volunteer Day. It’s a day to fuel good and contribute to social well-being in the communities where we live and work. It’s a day that inspires thousands of us to help make a difference, and put our core values into action. Between June 1 and June 16, over 5,000 volunteer […]

Employee Voices: BMO Volunteer Day in Montreal


Employee giving

It is 8:30 AM. my colleague and I are on our way to the Montreal Metro Papineau station. We are sharing with each other why we initially chose this particular volunteer activity. I share with her that it would be cool to understand how donated clothes are repurposed for people in need. I admit that […]

Women Deliver Conference Shines Light on Women’s Economic Empowerment


BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

On June 3-6 2019, Vancouver acted as the first-ever North American host to Women Deliver 2019, the world’s largest gathering on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women. Women Deliver brought together world leaders, influencers, innovators and change-makers. The conference this year shone a light on the issue of power […]

Sharing Knowledge through BMO’s Indigenous Banking Education Program


Indigenous banking, Responsible banking

“We have the opportunity to better people’s lives with the work we do,” says Dan Adams, Vice President, Indigenous Banking Unit, BMO. “Banking is an incredible platform for creating change – and to do that effectively, we need to make sure that our bankers understand the communities people live in.” That’s why Dan created an […]

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 […]

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