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 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 […]

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 […]

A group of people gathered in front a glass with sticky notes BMO donates $2.5 million to support the future of education at McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business

 

Community giving

At BMO, we know winning performance is contingent on being highly efficient, digitally enabled and future ready. Aligned with our focus on transformational change, we’re investing in the future of education with a $2.5 million donation to help build the McLean Centre for Collaborative Discovery (MCCD) – a new purpose-built, 9-storey, 125,000 square ft. addition […]

A colourful graduation cap stands out in a sea of black graduation caps Reducing barriers to education for Indigenous students at Thompson Rivers University

 

Community giving, Diversity and inclusion

To support our commitment to the education, employment and economic empowerment of Indigenous communities, BMO is donating $750,000 to Thompson Rivers University (TRU) over eight years. The donation will fund awards and support the undergraduate research of Indigenous students, which represent 10 percent of TRU’s student population at their Kamploops B.C. main campus and 30 […]

Members from the CNIB and BMO teams stand together beside a large Phone It Forward Banner. In the foreground are boxes full of donated iPads. From left to right, Suzanne Decary, Executive Director, Ontario South for CNIB, Tanya Thung and Rosemary Torelli from BMO Financial Group, Gary Nenson, Vice President, Philanthropy for CNIB and John M. Rafferty, President and CEO for CNIB. Each person holds a few iPads in their arms. BMO reduces barriers for people with sight loss with iPad donation

 

Community giving

Driving to zero barriers for our colleagues, customers and communities is a critical priority for BMO and a key part of our Purpose-aligned Bold Commitment to a more inclusive society. With a donation of 2,000 reconditioned iPads to CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), Canada’s largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, BMO is […]

A mother and daughter looking at a laptop BMO Capital Markets to Donate C$1.6M Following Equity Through Education Trading Day

 

Community giving, Diversity and inclusion

BMO Capital Markets’ 2020 Equity Through Education trading day raised C$1.6 million toward educational assistance for students in North America and the UK. Every year, BMO Capital Markets donates a day of institutional equity trading commissions from the U.S., Canada and the UK to charities helping under-privileged students through scholarships, bursaries and other academic programs. […]