In a series of efforts to support key players in the current
situation, National Bank will donate $500,000 to ten organizations
that work in the mental health field in different regions of the
country. "It's a
cause we've been invested in for many years now. Mental health
disorders pose a serious societal challenge and affect people of all
ages, origins and backgrounds," said Louis Vachon, President and
Chief Executive Officer of National Bank. "Organizations who
support mental health are essential, especially in the current
context. That's why the Bank wants to reaffirm its support."
This financial support will notably help support research, grant direct financial assistance to a number of support and assistance organizations, and promote wellness tools and resources.
The beneficiaries include a study by researcher Simon Coulombe at Wilfrid Laurier University, Revivre, Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, Fondation Jeunes en Tête, Kids Help Phone, Wood’s Homes Foundation, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, BC Mental Health Foundation, Le Chaînon, Canadian Mental Health Association - Manitoba and Winnipeg.