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National Bank will support 175 inspiring projects for young people across Canada

Montreal, 3 February 2015 -
  • Eight regional committees in Quebec selected 123 projects that will benefit 18,645 young people
  • Four regional committees (Pacific, Prairies, Ontario and Atlantic) selected 52 projects that will benefit 8,240 young people

National Bank is proud to announce that 175 projects across Canada have been selected to receive support through its One for Youth regional committees program. Some 27,000 youths will benefit from financial support awarded by 12 regional committees tasked with selecting the recipients and winning projects for the second edition of the program. Recipients from coast to coast will share in the $1 million which will go towards the implementation of their inspiring youth initiatives. This is in addition to the same amount distributed last year, which brings National Bank’s total investment to $12 million over the past five years for younger generations.

For the members of National Bank’s regional committees, the variety and creativity of the projects demonstrated the dynamic nature of the many submissions. A number of non-profit organizations, elementary schools and high schools presented projects focused on education, health and wellness, or pursuing passions.

“Today, we are celebrating the winning projects and their ambassadors. We are very proud that our financial support will make a difference for so many young people in large and small communities across Canada. The selected initiatives not only demonstrate values of engagement, proximity and excellence, but also will make it possible for thousands of them to reap concrete benefits and develop their potential,” said Karen Leggett, National Bank’s Executive Vice-President – Marketing and Corporate Strategy.

Over the coming weeks, National Bank will invite the public and the media to follow the stories of the recipients as they develop and implement the projects.

About the One for Youth program
Each year, National Bank supports hundreds of Canadian organizations through its donations and sponsorships program. At the heart of this program is our involvement with young people, where a large proportion of our contributions are concentrated.

National Bank knows that today’s youth represent our dreams and hopes for the future, and that’s why it seeks to help them develop to their full potential through its One for Youth program. Whether by supporting health and education or inspiring and empowering younger generations, the Bank and its some 20,000 employees are proud to help them grow and thrive.

About the National Bank of Canada
With $205 billion in assets as at October 31, 2014, National Bank of Canada (, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at and

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Jean-François Lauzon
Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-4209