RBC invests more than $2.2 million in Calgary area in 2012

CALGARY, Dec. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - As the effects of the global financial crisis 
have yet to stabilize, many charities are continuing to face serious 
reductions in their funding bases from all sectors. At the same time, the 
demand for their services has grown. Charitable organizations have to look for 
new sources of funding and companies are wrestling with the question of how to 
allocate and stretch their dollars. 
RBC has designed our community investment strategy so that we can respond to 
urgent and ongoing requests through our general donation budgets and continue 
to have a significant social impact by funding specific projects within our 
eight strategic focus areas: health and wellness, education, environment, arts 
and culture, amateur sports, social services and civic causes, employee 
contributions and diversity. 
In 2012, RBC through its charitable foundation, donated $2,226,861 to 
organizations across Calgary and surrounding area. Donations ranging from $500 
to $200,000 were given to charitable organizations to support sustainable 
community programs. 
"We believe in the power of communities and the individuals who live in them. 
That's why we invest in organizations in Calgary that are working to enhance 
the quality of life in the region," said Tonya Currie, regional vice-president 
for RBC's Calgary market. "We support worthy causes because we want our 
investments to make a real difference in people's lives." 
In 2012, RBC contributed more than$95 million to causes worldwide through 
donations and community investments of more than$64 million, and$31 
million in sponsorship of community events and national organizations. 
Organizations interested in applying for funding from RBC are encouraged to 
visit our website at http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/ 
The following are some of the organizations in Calgary and surrounding areas 
that received funding in 2012: 

    --  Airdrie Food Bank
    --  Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
    --  BodyWhys Youth Canada
    --  Bow Valley College
    --  Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary
    --  Calgary Health Trust
    --  Calgary Immigrant Women's Foundation
    --  Calgary International Film Festival
    --  Calgary Interfaith Food Bank
    --  Calgary Opera
    --  Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
    --  Calgary Zoological Society
    --  Cantos Music Foundation
    --  Cochrane FCSS
    --  CUPS
    --  Ducks Unlimited
    --  Education Matters
    --  Hull Child & Family Services
    --  Meals on Wheels
    --  Momentum
    --  Mount Royal University
    --  Sonshine Community Services
    --  Theatre Calgary
    --  Telus Spark
    --  United Way Calgary
    --  University of Calgary
    --  Vertigo Theatre
    --  Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society
    --  Woods Homes Foundation
    --  Volunteer Calgary
    --  YouthLink of Calgary
    --  YWCA of Calgary

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under 
the master brand name RBC. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time 
employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and 
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 49 other 
countries. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and 
environmental leaders and is listed on the 2012 - 2013 Dow Jones 
Sustainability World Index, the DJSI North American Index, the Jantzi Social 
Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC has been named one of Canada's Greenest 
Employers, one of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations and one 
of the Best Workplaces in Canada. 
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Kari Peperkorn-Marlowe Advisor, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs O: 
(403) 292-3970 C: (403) 470-1758 kari.peperkorn-marlowe@rbc.com 
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