National Bank employees and retirees donate $3.64 million to United Way Centraide

Montreal, January 31, 2019

National Bank employees and retirees exceeded last year’s results by raising $3.64 million during the 41st edition of the United Way Centraide campaign. Over $19 million has been given to the organization over the past six years.


“I’m proud of the generosity of our employees who, thanks to their efforts and creativity, help us have a positive impact in people’s lives year after year,” said Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank. “National Bank’s philanthropic efforts are wide-ranging, which allow us to continue helping a large number of causes and groups in precarious situations. United Way Centraide does remarkable work in that sense and our employees support this wholeheartedly.”


This donation of $3.64 million includes contributions from thousands of National Bank employees and retirees across Canada, plus a corporate donat

The Bank’s 41st United Way/Centraide campaign was led by four campaign co-governors:

  • Jean-François Babin, Executive Vice-President & Managing Director - Co-Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities
  • Laurent Blanchard, Senior Vice-President - Remote Channels
  • Mario Desautels, Senior Vice-President - Strategy, Solutions and Processes for Commercial Banking
  • Nancy Paquet, Vice-President - Investment

More than 200 Bank employees showed their creativity and commitment to the cause in many ways:

  • Teams participated in the United Way Centraide Cup (recreational and competitive categories)
  • Employees’ talents were engaged by organizing various fundraising activities such as:

> Organizing a Holiday season mark<et
> Holding a LinkedIn advice clinic and taking professional portraits for employees
> Organizing a workshop to help employees relax through laughing


About National Bank of Canada
With $262 billion in assets as at October 31, 2018,  National Bank of Canada , together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. It has more than 23,000 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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Marie-Pierre Jodoin
Senior Manager, Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility
National Bank of Canada