Tomorrow is "National Day to End Bullying"

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and CIBC join forces to stop bullying before it 
TORONTO, April 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Tomorrow is National Day to End Bullying - an 
anti-bullying and belonging campaign launched in partnership between Boys and 
Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) and CIBC. The campaign is focused on the theme of 
belonging ( 
"Bullying is a growing issue facing kids and as a society we need to find ways 
to stop it by promoting healthy relationships so our kids can be safe and have 
a sense of belonging in order to stop bullying before it starts," said Sharon 
Mathers, Senior Vice President, CIBC. 
"We hope that this campaign will help kids overcome barriers, recognize their 
self-worth, help them set goals and build plans to achieve their dreams. CIBC 
is a proud long-time supporter of Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada and we 
are pleased to once again partner with them to support youth in need." 
T-shirts were sold during the month of April via the Boys and Girls Clubs of 
Canada website. Clubs, CIBC employees and the public were invited to purchase 
t-shirts for $10 to be worn today. 
"We know first-hand that when children and youth have a place to belong and 
are in a safe and supportive environment, they are better able to overcome 
challenges and build confidence, self-esteem and resilience." said BGCC 
President and CEO Pam Jolliffe. "We are so pleased to partner with a caring 
company like CIBC which shares our belief that by building a young person's 
sense of belonging, we can help lessen the negative effects of bullying." 
Support of anti-bullying initiatives aligns with CIBC's Kids, Cures and 
Community corporate giving strategy. These initiatives are an important part 
of our commitment of nurturing and educating Canada's youth so they can build 
positive futures. Over the past 15 years, CIBC has contributed $170 million in 
support of a variety of charities across Canada that provide children and 
youth in need with education, mentoring, leadership skills and healthy active 
About CIBC
CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, employees 
and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through 
corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. With 
a strategic focus on Kids, Cures and Community, and employee commitment to 
causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, 
the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social 
and economic development of communities across the country. In 2012, CIBC 
group of companies contributed over $38 million to charitable and non-profit 
initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations. 
To learn more, visit 
About Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is a leading non-profit organization providing 
programs that support the healthy physical, educational and social development 
of more than 210,000 children, youth and their families each year. In 650 
locations across Canada, Boys and Girls Clubs offer opportunities, after 
school and at other critical times when children are not in school, to develop 
healthy behaviours, academic success, positive relationshipsand life and 
leadership skills. Boys and Girls Clubs have been helping young Canadians to 
discover, develop and achieve their potential for over 110 years. Visit 
Kevin Dove, Head of External Communications at 
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