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RBC employees and retirees raise record funds to help Canadian communities prosper

TORONTO, February 7, 2017 - Whether it's volunteering in local programs or contributing financially, RBC employees have a long-standing tradition of giving back to communities.  Today, RBC announced that its employees and retirees in Canada raised a record $20.1 million for more than 4,000 charities nationwide through its 2016 national employee giving campaign.

This is one of the largest employee giving campaigns in Canada. The amount includes donations and funds raised by more than 24,000 employees and retirees, as well as a special $1 million donation from Dave McKay, President and CEO of RBC to United Way of Toronto and York Region in his role as chair of that organization’s 2016 campaign.  

In addition to the support RBC provides corporately to thousands charities across Canada, the company also donated $4.8 million to United Way organizations across Canada and the United States in 2016.

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For more information, please contact:
Jason Graham,  RBC Communications, 416-313-5783