Since the TD Charitable Foundation’s inception in 2002, it has contributed over $254 million in grant funding to non-profit organizations and its mission is to support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where they live and do business.

A Long-Standing Champion for Diversity and Inclusion

TD’s Commitment

“We are committed to being a welcoming place for all customers, employees, and suppliers regardless of age, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or gender. Building an inclusive and diverse organization became a formal business strategy in 2005, with our Europe and Asia-Pacific regions more recently developing parallel strategies to align our global mission with local values. Our executives work to actively drive initiatives and outcomes to embed Inclusion and Diversity across the organization.”

Gender Equality

  • A pioneer in the Women in Leadership (WIL) space, TD created a formal programme and strategy in 2005.
  • Our WIL programme and Employee Resource councils provide practical insights and support on proactive career management, networking advice, flexibility at work, and personal branding to women building their career at TD.

LGBTQ2+

  • TD is a highly visible ally and the first major corporate sponsor of Pride in Toronto.
  • In 2018, we proudly waved the rainbow flag as sponsor of 97 Pride festivals, over 190 LGBTQ2+ community initiatives across North America and Europe, and engaged over 3,000 colleagues supporting LGBTQ2+ inclusion.

People with Disabilities

  • Over ten years ago, TD pioneered an Assistive Technologies program to provide technology tools and support to customers and employees with disabilities.
  • In 2018, we expanded our pilot hiring program with Specialisterne Canada to additional businesses. The program works to identify talented individuals with neurodiversities for key roles, helping us to hire 30 talented employees to date.

Dedicated to Strengthening Communities

C$ 116M

Philanthropic contributions to non-profits across North America and the U.K. in 2018

North America

  • In 2019, TD provided $126 million to support non-profit organizations across North America and the U.K., (up from $116 million in 2018). We invest in our communities through the TD Ready Commitment, targeting $1 billion in philanthropy by 2030.
  • Our aspiration is to link business, products, services, and community giving to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but about their future and their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world.

Europe

The Europe Charity Committees raise funds for four key areas: creating opportunities for young people, education and financial literacy, mental health and the environment.

  • Our annual Fundraising Event and Live Auction in 2018 and 2019 helped raise over £100,000 for a variety of charities chosen by our employees. The selected charities tackle a variety of issues including positively engaging children and youth, delivering employability support and providing vital equipment for children and their families affected by serious illness.
  • Our colleagues volunteered 390 hours to support community programmes throughout 2019, and are aiming to donate even more hours in 2020.

Asia-Pacific

  • Since 2017, colleagues from our Singapore office have made the trip overseas to volunteer for Caring for Cambodia, an organization that provides free education to over 6,600 children across the Cambodia. As a result of their efforts, the Kravann School in Bakong village now has multiple classrooms with improved infrastructure including study huts, playgrounds, a cafeteria with a meal program and a library.
  • In 2019, we hosted three events that raised SGD $58,000 for Singapore’s Children Cancer Foundation and other charitable organizations across Southeast Asia. Employees also cumulatively volunteered 240+ hours at a local charity to prepare, cook and distribute meals for the elderly, disabled and underprivileged in our community.

Dedicated to Strengthening Communities

Focusing on the key areas of Workplace, Workforce and the Marketplace, the EIDC aims to cultivate and foster an inclusive and diverse employee experience. The driving themes of collaboration and results enable us to champion corporate citizenship, employee engagement and professional growth, seeking innovative ways to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse pool. By engaging with HR and the wider international D&I and CSR community we continue to enhance our shared knowledge and promote TD’s corporate profile in London and Dublin.Overall, we want to enable all our colleagues to #BeYouHere

2020 will see our Business Resource Groups expand to include committees dedicated to LGBTQ2+, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities – we hope you can join us in developing these programs!

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