Some of the Canada’s largest lenders have joined together in Quebec to promote values including openness, inclusiveness and equality.

In response to recent tragic events in Quebec City, the financial community in Quebec has established a philanthropic fund of more than $3.5 million which will be used for awareness programs in schools and support for organizations working with young people. 

The firms believe that the best way to tackle intolerance, discrimination and harassment is through education and the Inclusion fund will begin by financing ENSEMBLE, Equitas, and Institut Pacifique, which work with young people to build an environment free of discrimination or harassment.

The organizations involved in the fund include CIBC, BMO, Scotiabank, RBC, National Bank, Manulife, Sun Life, TD Bank, Intact Financial and iA Financial.

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