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2005 Highlights

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Local Initiatives

  • Ancaster: RBC employee Hemant Shaha was honored for his longtime work with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Shaha has organized The Multiple Sclerosis Charity Golf Tournament Hosted by RBC Procurement for the past eight years.

  • Cambridge: The Cambridge Food Bank was burglarized and RBC staff quickly banded together to collect donations and toys to replicate what was stolen.

  • Halton: Four high school students shared over $2,000 in prize money for the 2005 Halton Region RBC Business Plan Competition.

  • Kenora: RBC donated $10,000 to The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River District to help deliver its Community Education Program. Part of the donation will also help fund the translation of educational materials to Ojibway and Oji-Cree.

  • London: RBC donated $50,000 to Parkwood Hospital's Season of Celebration fundraising campaign. The campaign supports projects that will help patients and residents feel more comfortable.

  • Oakville: RBC was recognized for its arts patronage in support of the RBC Festival of Classics, which presents classic plays at outdoor theatres in Oakville.

  • Ottawa: With support from the RBC Foundation, 375 students from Pinecrest Public School visited the Canadian War Museum. Children participated in a Remembrance Day presentations, explored exhibits and spoke with veterans who were in attendance.

  • Orleans: RBC employees took part in the Canadian Cancer Relay for Life and raised $7,000.

  • Ontario-wide: The RBC IMPACT Award recognizes RBC employees across Ontario for their volunteer work. In 2005, 26 RBC employees were each awarded $2,000 to donate to charity, including:

    • Barrie: Teresa Habs, her volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity.

    • Fort Erie: Laura Hengelman. for her volunteer work with the Fort Erie Youth Centre.

    • Mississauga: Maria DiGiantommaso, for her volunteer work with Vita Manor, an organization that assists young.

    • Beeton: Lynn Potts, for her volunteer work with the Literacy Council of South Simcoe.

    • Timmins: Robert Perrault, for his volunteer work with the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation.

    • Brockville: Melinda Condon, for her volunteer work with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville.

  • Toronto: A team of RBC employees entered the Bay Street Hoops Tournament to help raise over $170,000 for various children's charities in the Greater Toronto Area.

  • Toronto: RBC provided a $28,000 After-School grant to Braeburn Neigbourhood Place. The grant will be used to help the organization offer learning and skill development to children after the school bell rings.

  • Toronto: Over 400 RBC employees scaled the steps of the CN Tower to help the United Way of Greater Toronto raise $6.5 million in its annual campaign.

  • Whitby: RBC donated $10,000 in support of the fundraising efforts of the Whitby Central Library.


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