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Scotiabank Recognizes World AIDS Day

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 7, 2012 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2012 /CNW/ – As Canada’s most international bank, Scotiabank today recognized World AIDS Day as part of its commitment to raise awareness about a disease affecting men, women and children across Canada and around the world.

“Scotiabank has been a longstanding and active participant in efforts to support people affected by HIV/AIDS and raise awareness about this terrible disease,” said Kaz Flinn, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Scotiabank. “I am proud of the contribution that Scotiabankers in Canada have made this year to AIDS service organizations across the country through the Scotiabank Bright Future philanthropic program.” Read the rest of this entry »

Help Scotiabank Donate to AFCY at SNB 2012‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 9, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY),
401 Richmond St. West, Suite 230
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
416 929 9314  http://www.afcy.ca

Scotiabank will donate $1 to AFCY on your behalf for every photo submission at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012.
Take a photo at Nuit Blanche, complete the line (Richness is:_________), post it to and tag #nbRichnessis to Twitter or Instagram or email it to NB@TheRichnessProject.com
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AFCY Will Light-up Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on September 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

TORONTO, ON. (September 25, 2012): Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY) is Scotiabank’s chosen charity for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (SNB) 2012. On Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 7:03pm to sunrise at Dundas Square, AFCY will cultivate creativity through various interactive activities for the SNB participants. AFCY will engage the public through three interactive and engaging arts activities; from constructing a large-scale sculpture with pipe cleaners to the creation of Toronto’s first ever cultural crest.  Read the rest of this entry »

Scotiabank Launches “Bright Future” Community Program

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 25, 2011 at 5:00 AM

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Craig Kielburger helps launch global philanthropic program

January 21, 2011 @ 12:00PM

Toronto – Scotiabank today launched an international philanthropic program uniting the Bank’s charitable, social and community efforts and employee volunteer activities under one new banner – Scotiabank Bright Future. Scotiabank President and CEO Rick Waugh were joined by special guests including Free The Children Founder, Craig Kielburger as he announced the program at an event held in Toronto earlier today.

“From its earliest days almost 180 years ago in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Scotiabank has held a steadfast belief in supporting the unique needs of each community it serves,” said Rick Waugh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Scotiabank. “While our operations have grown worldwide, we have maintained our focus on community service. The Bright Future program will enable Scotiabank and its 70,000 employees worldwide to build upon this tradition of creating a bright future – one community at a time.”

Elements of the Bright Future program:

Employee engagement and recognition: In 2010, Scotiabank employees spent more than 324,000 hours volunteering and fundraising, and by applying through the Bank’s formal community programs they generated C$7.5 million in additional funding for the organizations that they support. As part of today’s launch, the Bank also introduced the Bright Future Community Leadership Awards which will be given to Scotiabank employees for outstanding commitment to their community and leadership in helping those in need. Scotiabank will make a financial donation to the designated charity of the winners.

Scotiabank Bright Future Young Leaders Award: As part of the launch Scotiabank today also announced the establishment of “The Scotiabank Bright Future Young Leaders Award”, which will recognize youth from Canada and international locations for outstanding contribution to their communities annually. Applications for the first youth awards will be accepted later this year, with the first recipients announced in the spring of 2012. Further details on the youth awards programs will be available in the coming months at http://www.scotiabankbrightfuture.com

Community and Charitable Giving: Over the last five years Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around the world. We’ve made it easier and more transparent for charities to make an application through a dedicated website. To mark the launch, Scotiabank announced a C$1 million gift to Toronto-based Hospital for Sick Children’s International Patient Program that provides life-changing care to children from outside of Canada.

Centralized information: The Bright Future program, including information for charities seeking support, can be found on the Bright Future website in English, Spanish and French at http://www.scotiabankbrightfuture.com. The Bank will also be launching a new internal Bright Future platform in three languages, which includes all information on the program as well as localized lists of volunteer opportunities for employees.

“Giving back in meaningful ways is an intrinsic part of Scotiabank’s history, culture, and identity,” said Sylvia Chrominska, Group Head, Global Human Resources and Communications, Scotiabank. “Bright Future builds on our past practices, creates a new shared philanthropic program that respects local priorities and introduces new initiatives that will bring even greater value to those around us.”

Bright Future’s origins began in 2007 in Scotiabank’s Caribbean and Latin American markets. With today’s announcement all Scotiabank donations and charitable activities – wherever they take place in the world – will be part of the Bright Future program.

“Bright Future has been a success in Mexico and we are proud that through this program we have been able to be part of building stronger, more vibrant communities by supporting the work of our charitable partners,” said Nicole Reich de Polignac, Executive Vice-President and President & CEO, Grupo Financiero Scotiabank, who participated in today’s launch from her office in Mexico City. “On behalf of my team in Mexico and my colleagues in other countries from Canada to Chile, Puerto Rico to Peru, we look forward to building on this success.”

Engaging a New Generation

Scotiabank was pleased to welcome Free The Children Founder, Craig Kielburger, who participated in today’s launch. In addition to inspiring and motivating the audience to be community activists, he applauded Bright Future’s recognition of the importance of youth for future philanthropic success.

“Through the Scotiabank Bright Future Young Leaders Award we have an opportunity to recognize the contribution of young people who are active in their communities and, at the same time, reach out to those who have yet to become active volunteers,” said Mr. Waugh. “Engagement of youth around the world is vital to the continued operation of charitable and not-for-profit enterprises.”

Public Attitudes towards Corporate Philanthropy

A recent Canadian poll conducted by Harris/Decima demonstrates that people feel strongly about corporate philanthropy. Nearly three-quarters of Canadians (72 percent) are more inclined to volunteer, fundraise, or donate to local charities provided their employer supports these initiatives.

“Canadians have long recognized and appreciated the efforts of the companies that support and sustain the very communities in which they operate,” said Marcel Lauziere, President, and CEO, Imagine Canada. ”The Scotiabank global Bright Future program demonstrates the pride and commitment of Scotiabank and its employees to the communities it serves, but more importantly to the causes that strengthen and enrich the quality of life around the world.”

The Scotiabank Bright Future program comes at the beginning of the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteerism. Information on the program can be found on the Bright Future website at http://www.scotiabankbrightfuture.com.

The Scotiabank Bright Future Poll was conducted by Harris/Decima via teleVox, the company’s national telephone omnibus. A total of 1,030 Canadians were surveyed from December 16th to December 19th, 2010. Results are accurate to within +/- 3.1% 19 times out of 20.

For details on the programs outlined above and for more information, see BACKGROUNDER: SCOTIABANK BRIGHT FUTURE PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAM
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“While our operations have grown worldwide, we have maintained our focus on community service. The Bright Future program will enable Scotiabank and its 70,000 employees worldwide to build upon this tradition of creating a bright future – one community at a time.”

Rick Waugh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Scotiabank

“Giving back in meaningful ways is an intrinsic part of Scotiabank’s history, culture, and identity.”

Sylvia Chrominska, Group Head, Global Human Resources, and Communications, Scotiabank

“The Scotiabank global Bright Future program demonstrates the pride and commitment of Scotiabank and its employees to the communities it serves, but more importantly to the causes that strengthen and enrich the quality of life around the world.”

Marcel Lauziere, President, and CEO Imagine Canada
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About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around the world over the last 5 years. Visit us at http://www.scotiabank.com.

Curtis Leschyshyn treats Winnipeg’s young hockey hopefuls to ice time and skills training today

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 20, 2010 at 6:39 AM

WINNIPEG, March 20 /CNW/ – Former NHL star Curtis Leschyshyn spent three hours today with Winnipeg’s own St. Norbert Storm minor girls’ hockey team as part of the Scotiabank NHL Alumni Skills Contest – offering professional coaching and skills training to 10 winning teams across Canada. On-ice, Leschyshyn worked with the youth on their defensive, offensive and puck-handling skills; while off-ice he spent time addressing the importance of teamwork, dedication, and highlights of his journey to the NHL.

“This is a great opportunity for young hockey hopefuls to learn about the experiences they can have by setting goals and following their dreams,” said Leschyshyn. “The Storm players know that to give themselves the best possible chance of playing to their full potential, they must prepare for anything, which means practice, discipline, and commitment. Those are lessons they can take with them everywhere they go.”

The St. Norbert Storm are one of 10 teams who won on-ice training with former NHL stars under the Scotiabank NHL Alumni Skills Contest. Each team will have a chance to meet and work with one member of the NHL Alumni.

“Scotiabank’s hockey programs provide exciting experiences like this one for hockey lovers in our community,” said Deborah Bilous, Branch Manager, Winnipeg Scotiabank branch. “As Canada’s hockey bank, we know that hockey is important to many of our employees and customers who either watch or play the game or have kids enrolled in the sport. Supporting these efforts with unique contests creates unique experiences for everyone who loves the game.”

“This was a truly awesome experience for us to win Scotiabank’s contest and meet Curtis Leschyshyn,” said Jelena Howorth, treasurer for the Storm. “This is such a great opportunity for the girls. Mr. Leschyshyn has a great deal of hockey wisdom to share with our team and he brings with him a sense of fair play both on and off the ice in the community. These are qualities that we try to instill in the team and I know this will be an experience they never forget.”

Teams qualified for the Scotiabank NHL Alumni Skills contest through the broader Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship program where Scotiabank’s Canadian retail branches were given $1000 to sponsor one or more minor boys or girls hockey team in their region. A total of 266 minor hockey teams and 8 leagues in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba received funding. In addition to funding, each team in the program receives exclusive Scotiabank Hockey Club Team Kits which include jersey crests, player booklets, mini first aid kits from Pro Hockey Life, the NHL DVD Just like me – The legends, and exclusive entry to experiential contests, like the NHL Alumni Skills contest. For more information, please visit www.scotiahockeyclub.com.

Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. Through its partnerships, Scotiabank’s hockey programs enrich the communities where Canadians live and work by engaging fans and players in new ways to celebrate our game. Scotiabank supports the passion and pride Canadians feel for the game and believes it is fundamental to helping young people learn about teamwork camaraderie and the spirit of competition. Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL, NHLPA, NHL Alumni and CWHL, and has partnerships with the Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators whose home arena is Scotiabank Place. Most recently, Scotiabank and Pro Hockey Life teamed up to provide exclusive in-store and online discounts to Scotiabank customers, promote advice on equipment and enhance the grassroots community programs of both companies. For more information on Scotiabank’s hockey programs visit www.scotiahockeyclub.com

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2009 the Bank provided about $39 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

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For further information: Michelle Cobb, Scotiabank Public Affairs, at (778) 327-5451, or michelle.cobb@scotiabank.com

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