Scotiabank has supported families at RMHC Toronto for more than 30 years.
Beyond a place to call home, RMHC Toronto’s mission includes supporting the emotional and financial needs of families with a seriously ill child. One of our longest-standing donors is Scotiabank – an organization that has been supporting families in need at RMHC Toronto since 1992. During this time, Scotiabank’s support has been extremely generous, with more than $2 million going to support the emotional and financial needs of families accessing our House and Family Rooms.
In 2003, the team at Scotiabank stepped up to help raise even more money for RMHC Toronto, and the RMHC Toronto Charity Golf Classic presented by Scotiabank was started. The tournament was co-founded by Barb Mason, Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer, Scotiabank and Jim Sproul, and continues to bring sponsors and golfers together to raise funds and learn about our mission.
This year, the 19th Annual RMHC Toronto Charity Golf Classic was held at King Valley Golf Club on Monday, July 19. The annual tournament has now raised more than $4 million for RMHC Toronto.
“The Annual Charity Golf Tournament has been an impactful way for Scotiabank to support RMHC Toronto. Running the event and giving back helps ensure that families can stay together when they need it most. We have been proud to support RMHC Toronto for almost 30 years and the Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the last 19 years. We look forward to celebrating the Tournament’s 20th anniversary next year.”— Brent Currie, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Client Engagement, MD Financial Management
Over the last 30 years, Scotiabank and their employees have supported various programs within the House and Family Rooms. Most recently, Scotiabank has supported our Child Life Program for patients and siblings, as well as the Helping Hand Support Initiative to provide essential financial support to families.
Our Child Life Program helps infants, children, and youth cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness and treatment with developmentally appropriate interventions including play and education, including Teddy Bear Clinics. This is where children take a teddy bear through stations representing hospital experiences. If their teddy bear can do it, they can do it too!
The Helping Hand Support Initiative makes a direct impact on a family’s financial survival by providing exactly what a family needs when they need it. The Initiative helps cover a variety of costs including food, transportation, personal items, or the cost for a hotel night before a family moves into the House.
“The Helping Hand Support Initiative is making a great impact on the lives of the families who need us the most. We are so grateful for Scotiabank’s incredible generosity, and I look forward to the continuation of our meaningful partnership for years to come,” says Catherine Bridgman, CEO of RMHC Toronto.
To get your organization involved with RMHC Toronto, please reach out. Learn more about our corporate partnership opportunities, including our Charity Golf Classic and other custom partnerships.