National Bank employees give a $80,000 donation to the Breakfast Club of Canada

Montreal, April 23, 2018

More than 300 National Bank employees, together in Ottawa for their 18th annual hockey tournament, gave the Breakfast Club of Canada the total proceeds collected through this activity again this year. This $80,000 donation will be used to support the Club's programs, including those offered in four Ottawa area schools.


  • National Bank has been involved with the Breakfast Club of Canada since 2002. Over the years, it has given the organization more than $4.5 million in donations through sales of exclusive products in its branches and, more recently, by partnering with events benefiting the Club.
  • The NB Classic is the annual hockey tournament for National Bank employees that brings together men's and women's teams from all across Canada. This year's tournament is taking place in Ottawa.


“National Bank, its employees and the Club have been joining forces since 2002. Over the years, their commitment has always made an impact! More than $4.5 million has been collected through our shared initiatives. The driving force behind each success is the well-being of children,” stated Marie-Claude Bienvenue, Vice-President, Eastern Canada, Breakfast Club of Canada.

“To borrow an analogy from the world of hockey, the Bank employees participating in the tournament gave 110% again this year to support the Breakfast Club of Canada's activities. We take great pride in knowing that our financial support can make a difference in the lives of children, here in Ottawa and all across the country,” highlighted Jacques Chamberland, Senior Vice-President – Transformation at National Bank and honorary chair of the 18th edition of the NB Classic.

About Breakfast Club of Canada
For 23 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children's potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. But the Club is much more than a breakfast program: we take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs. Operating from coast to coast, Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed more than 200,000 students every day in 1,600 schools. For more information, visit .

About National Bank of Canada
With $251 billion in assets as at January 31, 2018, National Bank of Canada , together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. It has more than 21,000 employees in knowledge-intensive positions and has been recognized numerous times as a top employer and for its commitment to diversity. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities at or via social media such as Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

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Janic Aubin-Bergeron
Senior Advisor, Communications and Marketing, Eastern Canada
Breakfast Clubs of Canada
Amélie Forcier
NATIONAL Public Relations