October’s top TD headlines: Fostering greater inclusivity, AI improving healthcare, and preparing for the future of work

Raking leaves, apple picking and trick-or-treating – after so many fall activities, why not sit back and catch up on the latest TD news? Here's a look at our top articles from October.

#Innovation

Data scientists at TD's Layer 6 are supporting University of Toronto healthcare researchers in developing advanced machine learning models to improve the health outcomes of Canadians living with diabetes. Find out more about how TD is helping to improve using artificial intelligence.

Last month we announced the development of the TD Sustainable Future Lab in Waterloo—the region's first cleantech business accelerator designed to offer support and mentorship to startups developing sustainable solutions for a low carbon economy. Find out more about the unique program here.

#EconomicUpdate

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), rising trade tensions, and the implications of new trade agreements – last month, TD Economics shared their insights and analysis of economic events taking place across the globe.

#Market Update

The U.S. economyCanadian earnings, monetary policy, increased market volatility, and equity markets – TD's own Bruce Cooper breaks down what happened in the markets in October. Have a listen.

Brad Simpson, Chief Wealth Strategist at TD Wealth, and Michael Craig, Senior Portfolio Manager, TD Asset Management, joined MoneyTalk's Kim Parlee to discuss strategies for investing in volatile markets and the Bank of Canada's decision to raise its key monetary policy interest rate. Be sure to check out their interviews to learn more.

#HappyBirthdayChargex

Chargex, TD's first Canadian credit card, was launched on August 19, 1986. Learn from former employees about how the card came to be 50 years ago.

#InclusionAndDiversity

In a conversation with the TD Newsroom, Anthony Spezzano shared his thoughts on his own employment experience as a person with autism, and how organizations can improve their recruitment process to be more inclusive of people with neurodiversities.

Hear from Morgan Dumas, Manager, Communications, TD Securities, as she reflects on the ways colleagues and organizations can provide better support to people with disabilities (PWD's) in the workplace through innovation, transparency, and empathy.

Hear from Malcolm Lang, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TD Securities, as he shares his thoughts on the next hurdle in the journey towards greater LGBTQ2+ inclusion.

#TDTreeDays

After six twisters ripped through the Ottawa-Gatineau area last month, hundreds of homes were destroyed, and thousands of people were left without power, including Blerta Mahmuti, a Senior Analyst at TD. But the storm didn't stop Mahmuti and 19 other volunteers from planting nearly 100 trees the day after the event. Check out their inspiring story here.

#TDReadyChallenge

Last month TD announced the 10 recipients of the inaugural TD Ready Challenge. Each organization will receive CDN $1 million to help them scale their innovative projects designed to prepare people for the economy of the future. Meet the 2018 recipients and learn about their bold new solutions here.

#FinancialAdviceToMyYoungerSelf

Find out how Kelvin Tran, SVP and Chief Auditor, learned to make smarter investments instead of chasing quick wins in our latest edition of Financial Advice to My Younger Self.

#Branch0001

Have you ever wondered which TD branch has the transit number 0001? You can find Branch 0001 on the corner of Dundas and Clarence Streets in London, Ontario, inside an almost 90 year-old-building near City Hall. Learn about the branch's history here.