The RBC Foundation is supporting Junior Achievement of B.C. (JABC) with a $50,000 donation for the organization’s business education programs for youth.
This contribution will specifically go towards the Economics for Success programs, which encourage Grade 9 and 10 students to reflect on the advantages of remaining in school to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for long-term career success.
RBC Foundation funding for JABC has exceeded more than a half a million dollars over the past two decades. In addition to funding this program, RBC Royal Bank provides volunteer support for Junior Achievement programs, as well as sponsoring events, including the Business Laureates of B.C. Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremonies.
“As part of our commitment to give back to the communities where we operate, RBC is proud to have supported Junior Achievement for more than 20 years by providing financial support and RBC employees as volunteers,” said Tim Manning, RBC’s regional vice-president, commercial financial services.
“In today’s complex and globally competitive environment, it is more important than ever to help young Canadians develop the skills they need to realize their potential.”