HSBC Bank Canada investing $400,000 in Pathways to Education Canada to expand programs supporting indigenous high school studen

HSBC Bank Canada investing $400,000 in Pathways to Education Canada to expand 
programs supporting indigenous high school students in low-income communities 
HSBC will help Indigenous students graduate from high school and continue with 
post-secondary studies 
TORONTO, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Pathways to Education Canada is pleased to 
announce HSBC Bank Canada is further increasing its commitment to Indigenous 
youth education by supporting the expansion of programming in three 
communities where students face daunting challenges to graduate from high 
HSBC's $400,000 investment over three years will bolster Pathways programs in 
communities with high Indigenous representation. The HSBC involvement will 
allow for expansion of one-on-one tutoring, mentoring and financial support. 
"HSBC Bank Canada has been a loyal Pathways supporter, recognizing that the 
best way to build communities in a sustainable way is through education," says 
Vivian Prokop, President and CEO of Pathways to Education. "Our program 
recognizes the unique challenges our students face and provides the skills 
that youth need to succeed both in and out of the classroom." 
The funding will establish the Pathways HSBC Indigenous Education Attainment 
Fund, which will help more than 400 high school students in its first year by 
providing the support and encouragement that all young people need to thrive. 
Paulo Maia, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Sponsor of 
HSBC's Indigenous Canadian Employee Resource Group, HSBC Bank Canada, said: 
"HSBC currently offers six permanently endowed awards for indigenous students 
at colleges and universities across Canada — but we want to do more.  
Through our three-year commitment to Pathways to Education, we aim to help 
Indigenous youth achieve their full potential." 
This commitment is part of a wider community investment program which also 
includes a charitable contribution from HSBC Bank Canada to Indspire.  
Specifically designed to enable more Indigenous youth to successfully complete 
high school and make the transition to post-secondary education, the new HSBC 
programs are expected to assist nearly 500 youth in 2014 alone. 
In addition to working with thousands of youth across Canada, Pathways aims to 
raise awareness of the growing achievement gap where more than 400,000 young 
people in low-income communities are at risk of not graduating from high 
school. The organization's ultimate goal is to build a Graduation Nation where 
all young people reach their potential and help their families, communities 
and country prosper. 
About Pathways to Education Canada -
Pathways to Education Canada is a charitable organization that helps youth in 
low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition 
into post-secondary education or training. Pathways addresses systemic 
barriers to education by providing leadership, expertise and a community-based 
program proven to lower dropout rates. Founded in 2001, Pathways operates in 
16 communities across Canada, with programs in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, 
Manitoba and British Columbia. Pathways was recently recognized with a 2013 
World Innovation Summit for Education award (WISE) from the Qatar Foundation 
for its innovative and effective work in education. 
About HSBC Bank Canada
HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading 
international bank in Canada. The HSBC Group serves customers worldwide from 
over 6,300 offices in over 75 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North 
and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of 
US$2,758bn at 31 March 2014, HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and 
financial services organizations.

SOURCE  Pathways to Education Canada 
Sybil Eastman, Citizen Optimum, 
Image with caption: "From left: Vivian Prokop, President and CEO, Pathways to 
Education; Paulo Maia, President and CEO and Executive Sponsor of HSBC's 
Indigenous Canadian Employee Resource Group, HSBC Bank Canada; Jean Teillet, 
Vice Chair (Board of Directors), Indspire Canada. (CNW Group/Pathways to 
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