CIBC invests in major Ottawa and national initiatives to support Kids, Cures
OTTAWA, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) announced investments
in local and national initiatives aligned to CIBC's strategic focus to invest
in Kids, Cures and Community, in conjunction with its annual shareholder
meeting in Ottawa.
"CIBC is committed to supporting organizations that help make our communities
stronger and healthier," said Gerry McCaughey, President and CEO of CIBC. "We
are focused on investing in young Canadians to help them build a better
future; and on supporting those affected by cancer by investing in initiatives
that bring hope and, one day, find a cure."
On May 1st, CIBC is joining Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) in an
anti-bullying and belonging campaign known as National Day to End Bullying
(www.belonging.ca). CIBC recognizes that bullying is a growing issue facing
Canadian youth and believes strategies are needed to educate kids and parents
to help promote healthy relationships in order for all children to feel a
sense of safety and belonging and stop bullying before it starts.
Over the past 15 years, CIBC has contributed $170 million nationally in
support of programs that provide children and youth-in-need with education,
mentoring, leadership skills and healthy active living.
CIBC has made a $250,000 donation to the Ottawa Hospital to support the
hospital's Breast Health Centre. CIBC's gift will assist The Ottawa Hospital
enhance delivery of high-quality health care, strengthen professional
collaboration and improve patient outcomes and experiences.
CIBC is committed to working with organizations that support research and
services for people affected by breast cancer, as well as with programs
focused on advocacy and treatment that make a difference in the lives of
people living with the disease. Over the past 15 years CIBC and its employees
have invested $135 million nationally in health care and research, with a
focus on breast cancer.
CIBC is pleased to announce its $1 million sponsorship of the National Arts
Centre (NAC) Gala. A vibrant hub for performance, creation, and learning,
Canada's National Arts Centre encourages and inspires the passion and
creativity of young people through the performing arts. The annual NAC Gala,
presented by CIBC, supports the National Youth and Education Trust which:
funds programming for young audiences; develops the world's best young
artists; and supports performing arts education in Canadian classrooms.
Kevin Dove, Communications & Public Affairs, CIBC 416-980-8835
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