And you, what would you do with $25 000? National Bank rolls out the red carpet and invest $1M to support the youth

And you, what would you do with $25 000? National Bank rolls out the red 
carpet and invest $1M to support the youth 
QUEBEC CITY, May 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - What would you do with $25000? 
Here is the challenge that was launched today by National Bank to thousands of 
non-profit organizations (NPO) from all over Quebec and Canada who want to 
achieve youth projects. From May 1(st) to June 14(th) 2013, NPO are invited to 
submit inspiring youth initiatives that gravitate over three pillars of the 
programme One for Youth, such as health, wellbeing, and education and 
involvement, in order to receive a financial support of up to $25 000. In 
2013, $1 million will be donated to the youth. National Bank will focus on 12 
One for Youth committees responsible for discovering and supporting the 
talent, the audacity and the vision and determination from here. 
"We are proud to be able to contribute, via targeted initiatives, to the 
development of the youth, which in return is what shapes the future and gives 
it colour, every day, by its enthusiasm, audacity and passion. Thanks to the 
One for Youth committees, National Bank reinforces and strengthens even more 
its bonds all over the community in order to support young people from birth 
to University" says Karen Leggett, Executive Vice-President - Marketing at 
National Bank. 
Made up of local executives from National Bank, key members of the community 
and one young person under 25, the One for Youth committees will be 
particularly active over the course of the next few weeks in order to gather 
inspiring applications. From Outaouais, Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Montérégie, 
Montréal, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Estrie, Capitale-Nationale, 
Chaudière-Appalaches, Côte-Nord, Bas-Saint-Laurent and 
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, by passing through Toronto, Calgary, 
Vancouver and Moncton, these committees will have the mandate of choosing 
local and regional youth initiatives that could benefit from a financial 
support and this, in virtue of the orientations and selection criteria, and 
admissibility of the programme One for Youth. 
"To all the NPO that work with youth as well as with primary and elementary 
schools: are you full ideas and dreams? A project for young people of your 
community? A youth initiative that can make a difference for your community? 
We want to get to know you and give life to your biggest aspirations" said 
France Croteau, Vice-President - Sales and Service for Québec City and 
Eastern Quebec and member of One for Youth committee. 
"National Bank believes in you. National Bank is behind you. We take great 
pride in the idea that our financial support can serve as a springboard and 
allow you to launch your projects on solid grounds" says Diane Déry, 
Vice-President - Sales and Service, Commercial Banking for Québec City and 
Eastern Quebec at National Bank and member of One for Youth committee. 
Non-profit organizations and primary or high schools must submit their youth 
initiatives to the One for Youth committees by completing the online form 
available here at 
Every year, National Bank supports hundreds of Canadian organisations through 
its donations and sponsorships program. At the heart of this commitment is our 
focus on youth, where significant contributions are made. At National Bank, we 
know young people represent our hopes and dreams for the future. That's why we 
believe it's up to each and every one of us to help the next generation 
develop to their fullest potential. Whether it's supporting medical research, 
access to care, promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles, or getting 
kids involved in the community, National Bank and its 20,000 employees are 
proud to help today's youth grow and thrive. 
Join us as we encourage young people to be their best so we can build a better 
world together. 
With $184 billion in assets as of January 31, 2013, National Bank of Canada 
( together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading 
integrated financial groups, and has been named among the five strongest banks 
in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and 
is widely recognized as a top employer. Its 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 
Sylvie Patry NATIONAL Public Relations Tel: 418-648-1233 (232) 
SOURCE: National Bank of Canada 
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