Category: Community giving

BMO’s community giving strategy is built on three pillars – collaboration, learning and innovation – that are supported by our 200-year commitment to helping improve the quality of life in our communities.

A helicopter releases water to help put out a wildfire BMO Announces Donation and Relief Program to Support Communities Affected by Wildfires in BC


Community giving

BMO today announced a donation of $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross BC Fires Appeal to support communities and residents affected by the wildfires in British Columbia. “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by these devasting fires. As British Columbians, we are in this together and are here to help. Our hope is that this support will alleviate […]

Students working on their laptop Training the next generation of leaders in the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence


Community giving

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world in powerful ways, from improving medical care and changing the retail landscape to enabling convenient features on our smartphones. But as AI increasingly underpins our daily lives, important questions about its application – and potential misuse – will continue to arise. A new cohort of students will soon […]

A Muslim woman wearing a hijab on her mobile BMO donates to support mental health in the Muslim community in response to tragic event in London, ON


Community giving

In the last week, BMO employees have been expressing their shock and sadness at the murder of a London, Ontario family on June 6. We join with Canadians across the country in standing with the Muslim community and all communities who have been subject to racist violence. In response to the tragedy, BMO is donating […]

A person kneeling on the ground operating a drone by the river BMO donation helps Yukon University establish new Permafrost Institute


Community giving

Yukon University has received a $400,000 donation from BMO Financial Group to support the establishment of a permafrost institute at the YukonU Research Centre (YRC). This five-year commitment enables continued innovation in YukonU’s permafrost research and contributes to the development of forward-thinking solutions to address the challenges permafrost thaw is bringing to Canada’s North. “Yukon […]

A man looking at the Chinatown Foundation display BMO donates $1 million to the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation


Community giving, Diversity and inclusion

BMO is donating $1 million to the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation to enable the creation of the Chinatown Storytelling Centre, the first permanent space of its kind in Canada. The 4,000 sq. ft. centre will be an immersive space to present stories of early Chinese immigrants whose resilience reshaped not only their own lives but played […]

Haskayne School of Business building at the University of Calgary BMO gift to University of Calgary enables energy transition and sustainable finance research


Community giving

BMO Financial and the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business are joining together in driving thought leadership for the ongoing, critical energy transition, through the establishment of the BMO Sustainable and Transition Finance Professorship. BMO is donating $500,000 to support the new academic position to be filled by Dr. Yrjo Koskinen, PhD. The professorship […]