20 Years of Underwriting Hope

In addition to our corporate citizenship investments, TD Securities has also supported its own employee-led fundraising initiative, Underwriting Hope. The KidSafe Project Society and Providence Children are two great examples of charitable organizations benefiting from funds raised by TD Securities through Underwriting Hope. 

Providing nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed, KidSafe is able to ensure that Vancouver's most vulnerable children receive the supervision, nutrition, education, and recreational opportunities that every child deserves during school vacation. 

"Through generous supporters like TD Securities, whether heading on an exciting field trip, participating in a social-emotional development workshop, eating a healthy and delicious hot breakfast, conducting a science experiment, trying a new sport, or being transported by yellow school bus, KidSafe participants are supported to continue to learn, grow, and have fun when school doors close," explained Rob Parry, KidSafe Interim Executive Director. 

Providence provides therapeutic and educational services to young children with disabilities. This year, Providence is supporting more than 730 students in their six preschools, and over 1,000 children in community childcare facilities and kindergartens.

 “We are very grateful to TD Securities and the Underwriting Hope Fund for their support of our 75th anniversary initiatives in 2018,” says Rhonda Conway, President of Providence. “Thanks in part to the $25,000 donation from Underwriting Hope, we are busy organizing a free symposium for parents and caregivers of young children with disabilities.”

This year we're celebrating 20 years of Underwriting Hope, TD Securities' employee-driven fundraiser,.  Each of the 250 children's and youth charities that have been supported through this initiative with monetary donations or volunteer hours, have a personal connection to the TD employees involved.

And in recognition of 20 years of Underwriting Hope, on November 10, TD Securities had the honour of kicking off the trading day at the TSX.  CEO Bob Dorrance was joined by Senior Vice President, Wholesale Banking, Martine Irman, Head of Global Markets, Moti Jungreis and Underwriting Hope co-chairs Sharon Kim and Gary Nevison to ring the opening bell.

"Thousands of TD Securities colleagues have given their time to organize this employee-driven campaign and commit to a number of charities over the years," said TD Securities CEO Bob Dorrance. "Underwriting Hope has raised over $18 million to-date to support children and youth, a testament to the culture of giving back that we have at TD.  I am incredibly proud to be part of a team that is so invested in their communities."