The Charter for Business

Since 1996 The Charter for Business (CFB) has been raising funds within the Canadian business community to expand The Award’s work with marginalized young people. Comprised of more than 60 corporations, individuals and foundations, the CFB has pledged over $23.5 million since inception to ensure that The Award continues its outreach efforts focused on aboriginal youth, inner-city youth, young offenders, northern & rural youth, and young people with disabilities.

TD Investing in Youth Initiative
TD Bank is a long standing partner and the largest corporate sponsor of The Award program in Canada. The Investing in Youth initiative currently extends to more than 6,400 youth in 8 cities. Thanks to the continuing support of TD, the Investing in Youth initiative is enabling The Award to deliver on our mandate of ensuring young people, especially those in Canada’s marginalized communities, have the opportunity to participate. Since its inception in 2005, this national outreach program has helped increase participation in The Award by raising public awareness and ensuring The Award is made available to young people without barriers. Recently, the initiative has focused on increasing the enrolment of inner-city youth and youth with disabilities.

At a glance:

  • Since 2005, TD Waterhouse has donated over $1.2 million including the recent pledge in 2013 of an additional $250,000 over the next two years
  • The Investing in Youth Initiative is operating in eight Canadian urban centres
  • Over 6,400 youth enrolled in The Award through the Investing in Youth Initiative, including 700 youth with disabilities.
  • Introduced The Award to over 1000 community organizations
  • Over 3,000 Awards have been achieved by young people thanks to TD