Talking tech, making music, and connecting communities – how TD made its mark this March

You've flown south for March Break, rocked green for St. Patrick's Day, and now it's finally time to put that big winter jacket away for the season (well, maybe not quite yet). But between all that, did you happen catch all of the news TD shared this month?

Not to worry, here's a look at the articles and highlights you might have missed last month in our March round-up.

#FraudPreventionMonth

Millennials may be the most smartphone-savvy generation yet, but that doesn't mean they are doing everything they can to minimize their risk of fraud when it comes to their mobile devices. In fact, according to a new TD survey, nearly three-quarters of Canadian millennials feel at risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime. Here are some tips to keep in mind to protect yourself and your information.

#InternationalWomensDay

March 8th was International Women's Day. To shine a light on our commitment to advancing women in business, TD teamed up with Catalyst, a global nonprofit focused on empowering and accelerating women in business. Together with other companies, we lit up the TD Tower – and the city's skyline – with the red female symbol to share the message that ours is a workplace that works for women.

#MarketUpdate

TD released its financial results for the first quarter ended January 31, 2018. First quarter reported earnings were $2.4 billion and adjusted earnings were $2.9 billion, up 15% compared with the same quarter last year.

Pullback in equity markets, inflation and recent trade uncertainty, TD's own Bruce Cooper broke down for us what happened in the markets in March. Take a listen!

#Innovation

This month, TD hosted its fourth #ThinkDigital Tech Jam to generate new ideas and foster a culture of innovation. The challenge? Identify digital and mobile solutions to help employees do their jobs more effectively and deliver a better experience to bank customers. See all of the action in this video!

TD recently reimagined its process for opening a self-directed investing account. By eliminating the need to visit a branch, new client onboarding can now be done fully online, within 24 hours. Trading can start within 48 hours. Find out more about TD Direct Investing here.

At a recent TD DigiTalks fireside chat, founders of Layer 6 AI, Jordan Jacobs and Tomi Poutanen, alongside Rizwan Khalfan, EVP and Chief Digital and Payments Officer, discussed artificial intelligence (AI) and the opportunity for financial services.

Since its launch in September 2016, over 1.3 million customers have come to use TD for Me as a digital concierge for their financial lives. The feature uses information like location and user profile to personalize content, helping customers find the nearest branch or offering foreign exchange information at the airport. Find out about the latest update that will tap into commuter train schedule information.

#ReasonsToCelebrate

A recently revitalized green space outside a Calgary school is changing the way students learn. The Westgate School's Naturalization Project is just one of many initiatives supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF).

Make like TD's resident God of Fortune, and arrive. TD's Lunar New Year Gala was a celebration of Chinese culture in the workplace. Find out more on the Gala here.

Thirteen trailblazers were honoured for their contributions to arts, culture, education and more, at the 25th annual Indspire Awards held on March 23, 2018 in Winnipeg, MB. Indspire, a national Indigenous-led charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people, brings together artists and performers from across the country to honour their contributions to Canada.

#NorthernLights

Fueled by tales of the extraordinary displays of green, blue and pink hues dancing in the sky – catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is a top experience. The TD Northern Lamps is a newly installed art experience outside the TD Centre in Toronto. The installation tells the personal stories of Inuit artists working in Cape Dorset, Nunavut and their experience with the Northern Lights.

#NationalPuppyDay

March 23rd was National Puppy Day, and while having a pet in retirement has been linked to a variety of health benefits, many retirees don’t consider the commitment required when caring for a pet. Here are some tips to consider for a retirement that both you and your furry friend can enjoy.

#JUNOS

Find out how Joshua Cayer, Anti-Money Laundering Investigator, Global AML at TD Bank Group heard the news that he and his bandmates were nominated for the 47th annual Juno Awards.

A surprise donation struck the right chord with Saint James Music Academy—a Vancouver non-profit organization aimed at transforming the lives of hundreds of inner city youth through the power of music. TD, along with Canadian music education charity MusiCounts, kicked off the JUNO Awards weekend by presenting $20,000 in new musical instruments and equipment to the music academy.

#TheReadyCommitment

To help individuals and communities prosper in a changing world, TD launched The Ready Commitment, a new multi-year program to open doors for a more inclusive tomorrow. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD will target a total of CDN $1 billion by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to building an inclusive future – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health.

#ThoughtLeadership

Many Canadians feel excluded from the opportunities and advancements taking place around them. In an article published in the Globe and Mail, Bharat Masrani, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Group writes why business leaders need to help open the doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

Click here to read the remarks delivered by Bharat Masrani, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Group at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on March 29, 2018, Toronto.