Nov 16, 2017
Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce names TD Corporation of the Year
TD Bank Group has been named the 2017 Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) National Corporation of the Year. The designation, given out at CGLCC's annual Black and White Gala, is awarded to companies committed to providing programs and services specific to the LGBT+ community in Canada – including its own employees – and to helping LGBT+ businesses grow and prosper.
"It is an honour to receive this recognition from an organization that understands our diversity is a strength and competitive advantage,” said Bharat Masrani, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Group. “At TD, we are also grateful for our longstanding relationship with the LGBT community, through our many community partners, customers and colleagues; all of whom enrich our lives and make us the better bank."
TD is a proud advocate of inclusion and diversity, with a history of supporting the LGBT community. Since becoming the first Canadian Bank to provide same-sex spousal benefits for employees in 1994, TD has been committed to creating an inclusive environment where our customers, employees and communities feel welcomed, valued and supported.
“TD has been a leader in its recognition of the LGBT+ community, both internally among its own employees and externally with regard to its customers and the community,” said R. Bruce McDonald, co-founder and Chair of the CGLCC.
In 2017, TD proudly supported 63 Pride festivals and over 100 LGBT organizations and initiatives.
To learn more about TD's commitment to the LGBT community:
- Teri Currie's speech at the 2017 Montreal Pride national conference on LGBTTIQA2S rights
- A Story about Transition, a video in support of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- LGBT TD employees and allies share stories on experiencing bullying in their youth, and importance of allies to Make It Better for LGBT youth
- Report on TD's commitment to the LGBT community