BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

BMO Harris brings mainstream banking to financially underserved consumers


Community reinvestment, Financial inclusion

While the U.S. federal government prepares to send the Child Tax Credit to 40 million families starting July 15, the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) announced today that there are now more than 100 bank and credit union accounts nationally certified as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards. BMO Harris’ Smart Money account is […]

Two people of color in discussion BMO joins the Tent Partnership for Refugees


Diversity and inclusion

BMO announced today that it will be joining the Tent Partnership for Refugees, a global business network which mobilizes companies around the world to support refugees. Through this program, BMO and the BMO Pride Enterprise Resource Group are committing to mentoring 50 LGBTQ2+ newcomers to Canada and the U.S. over the next 3 years. “Joining […]

Pride revellers in colourful costumes Pride Lives Here: BMO Celebrates LGBTQ2+ Community Across North America


Diversity and inclusion

To mark Pride Month, BMO Financial Group is reaffirming its commitment to listening to, learning from and celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirited (LGBTQ2+) community through initiatives designed to eliminate barriers to inclusion. As a proud supporter of Pride for more than two decades, BMO is celebrating and sponsoring events in communities across […]

Multi-colored line drawings of human profiles signifying diversity Bold Conversations: One Year Later – What has Happened Since George Floyd


Diversity and inclusion

As part of our continued focus on addressing the diversity, equity and inclusion of People of Color, specifically African American and Hispanic/Latino, BMO Harris Bank was proud to recently hold the third of the quarterly event series, Bold Conversations. This event, One Year Later: What has Happened Since George Floyd, was the boldest conversation yet. […]

Multi-colored line drawings of human profiles signifying diversity BMO Announces Early Actions Supporting $5 Billion Commitment to Inclusive Economic Recovery in the U.S.


Community reinvestment

BMO Financial Group today announced an update on BMO EMpower, their five-year, $5 billion pledge for inclusive economic recovery in the United States. Announced in November 2020, BMO EMpower was created to help close the racial wealth gap by addressing key barriers faced by minority businesses, communities and families. The commitments are comprised of six […]

A woman of color holding a tablet and smiling Five Women-Led Startups Selected for BMO Harris Bank and 1871 WMN•FINtech Program


Diversity and inclusion

Cohort represents diverse financial technologies, including tools for homeownership, healthcare planning, small/midsize business accounting, supply chain and estate planning BMO Harris Bank and 1871 are proud to announce the five participating companies selected to join their 2021 WMN•FINtech Program. WMN•FINtech is a fintech industry program for women-founded and -led startups and the latest evolution of […]