TORONTO, June 21, 2010 To mark National Aboriginal Day, RBC today announced the release of its second annual A Chosen Journey: RBC Aboriginal Partnership Report and is providing highlights from the two-year Corporate Challenge Action Plan with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN).
"Our focus is on improving the key pillars of economic and community development for First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities," explained Dale Sturges, national director, Aboriginal Markets, RBC. "With the success of the action plan and our commitment to the aboriginal community, we look forward to continue working with the AFN, as well as local businesses, governments and communities to find ways to create economic opportunities that benefit Aboriginal peoples and the overall Canadian economy."
Both the Partnership Report and the Action Plan address four key elements of RBC's ongoing work with Aboriginal peoples across Canada including access to financial services, employment and education, community development and procurement.
The two-year Corporate Challenge Action Plan included the following initiatives:
Providing access to financial services and capital
Community and social development
Employment, training and education
A Chosen Journey: RBC Aboriginal Partnership Report 2009 can be viewed by visiting www.rbcroyalbank.com/commercial/aboriginal.
For highlights, or more information about what RBC is doing to support Aboriginal Canadians, please visit www.rbcroyalbank.com/aboriginal.
About RBC and Aboriginal Canadians
RBC has a proud history of strong relationships with Aboriginal peoples. We are committed to serving Aboriginal governments, communities, organizations, businesses and individuals by creating opportunities for sustainable economic development through: access to banking and capital; community and social development; employment, education and training; and procurement.
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