Creating an inclusive future for customers, businesses and employees – The top June headlines from TD

June is a month of celebration. Not only do we celebrate the first day of summer but also the end of the school year. We celebrate diversity and love during Pride, and the dads, uncles and mentors in our lives on Father's Day. And we celebrate the heritage, culture and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis throughout National Indigenous History Month.

But while you were busy celebrating all that, did you happen to catch all of the news TD shared last month? Not to worry, here's a look at all of the articles and highlights you might have missed.

#MeetTD

In June we launched Meet TD, a new four-part series where we introduce you to some of the dynamic people at TD who are the key players driving our winning customer experienceMeet our first two employees below:

Meet Al Ramsay – TD's National Manager for LGBTQ2+ business development, who is focused on forging lasting business relationships in the LGBTQ2+ community through support, understanding, and inclusion.

Meet Tim Laronde – TD's Regional Manager for Indigenous Banking for the regions of Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic, and Manitoba, who is combining his wealth of commercial banking experience with his knowledge of Indigenous communities to help customers plan for their future and make the most of their financial opportunities.

#ReasonsToCelebrate

Last month TD was celebrated for its contributions to advancing publicly funded education in Canada at The Learning Partnership's annual Tribute Celebration gala. For more than 20 years, TD has been committed to working with organizations like The Learning Partnership to help build an inclusive future for all.

#TheReadyCommitment

TD launched the TD Ready Challenge, an annual North American initiative that has 10 $1-million (CDN) grants available to help charitable organizations expand new ideas. The TD Ready Challenge will help address a social challenge connected to the four areas within The Ready Commitment: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health.

#MarketUpdate

The global economic backdrop, Canadian household debt, central bank activity and trade, TD's own Bruce Cooper broke down for us what happened in the markets in June. Take a listen!

#TheGigEconomy

According to a new survey from TD Insurance, nearly three quarters (73%) of Canadian millennials say that they have had, or anticipate having, some form of gig job. From freelance Web developers to ridesharing and food delivery drivers, find out more about the way Canadians are finding work in the gig economy. 

#Innovation

Christian Nelissen, SVP Enterprise Data and Analytics, shared his vision for TD's data strategy during a Toronto Region Board of Trade panel discussion last month. Find out what he had to say about how modern technology is powering hyper-personalized experiences here.

Ahead of the first annual #movethedial Global Summit we spoke with Jodi Kovitz, founder and CEO of #movethedial, to find out more about the event and her thoughts on advancing women in Canada's technology industry.

#InclusiveFuture

The only program of its kind in the world, the ICC's Cultural Access Pass (CAP) offers new Canadian citizens free admission to more than 1,400 Canadian museums, galleries, historic sites and other attractions during their first year of citizenship. TD has committed $1.7 million over the next three years to help double the size of the CAP program and bring it into the digital age.

Meet the recipients of this year's TD Scholarships for Community Leadership award. The scholarship program recognizes the achievements of youth who are making a societal difference and helps them realize educational goals by providing them with up to $70,000 for post-secondary education tuition and living expenses, along with possible summer employment and mentorship opportunities.

#BusinessUpdate

According to a report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), confidence among Canadian small business owners has improved. Although the latest CFIB results are sunny, TD Economics notes that the road ahead could still be rocky. Read the TD Economics report here.

Last month, the Canadian Business Growth Fund was launched. Funded by Canada's leading financial institutions, this new fund will help medium-sized businesses access the capital they need to grow.