CIBC announces $1 million investment in programs for Aboriginal youth as part of 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Legacy

CIBC announces $1 million investment in programs for Aboriginal youth as part 
of 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Legacy 
Multi-year investment part of CIBC's legacy as lead partner of TORONTO 2015 
Pan/Parapan AM Games 
TORONTO, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) - To mark National 
Aboriginal Day, CIBC today announced a multi-year, $1 million investment in 
programs for Aboriginal children and youth, as part of an overall commitment 
to legacy initiatives as lead partner of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games. 
Today's announcement includes support for Motivate Canada's GEN7 program that 
pairs Aboriginal youth with role models and encourages them to lead healthy, 
active lifestyles while contributing to the betterment of their communities. 
These youth will work together to develop community projects to increase 
participation in sports and recreation. 
"When you are chasing your dreams - no matter how big or small - it's great to 
have support from your community," said Mary Spencer, a Pan Am, three-time 
world and nine-time Canadian champion boxer and a Motivate Canada GEN7 mentor. 
"The organizations that CIBC is investing in offer amazing programs that will 
have a lasting impact in helping our Aboriginal young people succeed." 
The $1 million also includes funding commitments to some of CIBC's existing 
Aboriginal partners for programming in support of children and youth including 
Indspire, Frontiers Foundation, Boundless Adventures, Canadian Feed the 
Children, Let's Talk Science, and Save the Children Canada. 
"CIBC is proud to support Canada's Aboriginal community, which has helped to 
shape our country into the compassionate and prosperous nation we are today," 
said Richard Nesbitt, Chief Operating Officer, CIBC. "We are thrilled that as 
part of the $1 million investment we are announcing today, our new 
relationship with Motivate Canada will provide strong role models to inspire 
Aboriginal young people to live healthy, active lifestyles so they can reach 
their full potential." 
"CIBC is investing in vital programs that will help Canada's Aboriginal 
Community - the next generation of Aboriginal leaders - continue to thrive and 
grow," said Ian Troop, President and CEO of TO2015. 
Today's announcement follows yesterday's introduction of the first three 
annual winners of the CIBC Youthvision Scholarships with a new athletic and 
sport component that will be awarded over the next 10 years in support of the 
legacy of the 2015 Games. When combining this new $1 million commitment to the 
programming announced above, CIBC is investing $2 million in Canada's young 
people as lead partner of the TO2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games. 
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 11 million 
personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of products 
and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches 
and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and around the 
world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our 
Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com. 
Media contact:Roderick Cumming, Senior Director, Communications & Public 
Affairs, CIBC, 416-304-5567. 
SOURCE: CIBC 
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