BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

A man sitting on the steps working on his laptop BMO donates $2.5 million to Concordia University in honour of L. Jacques Ménard

 

Community giving

BMO is supporting teaching and learning for students at Concordia University with a $2.5-million gift towards the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen. Now. The donation will establish the L. Jacques Ménard–BMO Centre for Capital Markets and the BMO Fine Arts Internship Program to foster out-of-the-box thinking for the next generation of talent. “Long before BMO declared […]

A store owner working behind the counter BMO Issues C$750 million Women in Business Bond In Support of Women-Owned Businesses

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

BMO has announced the offering of CAD $750 million of a five-year Women in Business Bond. Proceeds of the bonds will be allocated toward women-owned enterprises as defined in BMO’s Sustainable Financing Framework, including micro, small and medium-sized businesses. Innovating to support an inclusive recovery “As Canadian businesses embark on their recovery from the economic impacts […]

A restaurant owner talking on her mobile phone BMO Celebrates International Women’s Day

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

BMO joins global festivities to mark International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Throughout the month of March, BMO is celebrating women and girls, and reinforcing its commitment to breaking down gender-based barriers and investing in their success. “Today we honour the achievements of women while recognizing the need to continue eliminating barriers to women’s […]

Daphne Jones A Glorious Success

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage is an award-winning, Milwaukee-based small family business with deep roots in the community, and a product that’s regionally celebrated. It all began in the 1960s, when Glorious Malone and her husband, George, began selling their homemade Southern-style headcheese at their grocery store. Glorious improved the recipe over time, and it became […]

Jasmine Daya BMO celebrates barrier-busting women entrepreneurs

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

“Pursue your passion. Do what you enjoy, regardless of what people say, and the chips will fall into place.” That’s the advice Jasmine Daya, Lawyer and Managing Principal at Jasmine Daya & Co., has for young girls. Jasmine took the leap into entrepreneurship after working her way up to managing partner at her previous firm. […]

Two people standing in front of boxes of surgical masks Taking action to address critical PPE gaps in Indigenous communities across Canada

 

Community giving, Indigenous programs

The effects of the global pandemic have impacted families, communities and business around the world. Yet, there are communities who have been disproportionately impacted and for whom the need for support is even greater. Within Canada, the rate of reported cases of COVID-19 in First Nations living on reserve is 40 per cent higher than […]