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RBC Charity Day for the Kids donates US$5 Million to 55+ youth-focused charities globally

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RBC's annual global charitable initiative benefitted more than 55 charity partners selected by employees.

  • 18 Canadian charities – Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, BC Children's Hospital Foundation, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, Campfire Circle, Children's Book Bank, CHU Sainte-Justine, Distress Centre of Calgary, Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth, Fondation Jeunes en Tête, La Traversée, Lionheart Foundation, Fondation Rêves d'enfants, Fondation de l'Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants, Power to Be Adventure Therapy, L'Œuvre des Manoirs Ronald McDonald du Canada, SickKids, StepStones for Youth, Sunnybrook Foundation's FNP

TORONTO, June 24, 2022 /CNW/ - RBC Capital Markets hosted its annual RBC Charity Day for the Kids on June 22, uniting employees to celebrate RBC's culture of philanthropy through interactive virtual and in-person events in 20 cities around the globe. The day was topped with RBC announcing more than US$5 million in donations to support more than 55 charity partners globally.

RBC Charity Day for the Kids Logo (CNW Group/RBC Capital Markets)
RBC Charity Day for the Kids Logo (CNW Group/RBC Capital Markets)

"It's very important that we continue to give back to these incredibly deserving causes that resonate strongly with all our employees," said Derek Neldner, CEO and Group Head, RBC Capital Markets. "RBC Charity Day for the Kids demonstrates our ongoing commitment to helping our clients thrive and communities prosper by supporting youth and their families. We are grateful for the continued partnerships with the charities, our clients, and our employees for their fantastic support."

Employees and clients in Canada, U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Barbados and Bahamas took part in a day filled with inspiring videos, musical performances and educational content from charity partners on the vital work they do to support youth.

Since launching in 2015, RBC Charity Day for the Kids has provided US$25.2 million to over 100 youth-focused charities globally.

For more on RBC Charity Day for the Kids and the benefitting charities, click here.

About RBC

Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 89,000+ employees who leverage their imaginations and insights to bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada's biggest bank and one of the largest in the world, based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 27 other countries. Learn more at rbc.com.

We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at rbc.com/community-social-impact.

About RBC Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets is recognized by the most significant corporations, institutional investors, asset managers, private equity firms, and governments around the globe as an innovative, trusted partner with an in-depth expertise in capital markets, banking, and finance.

We are well-established in the largest, most mature capital markets with over 6,500 employees across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region in 63 offices and 18 countries, collectively encompassing more than 83% of global investment banking activity each year.

About RBC Charity Day for the Kids

Launched in 2015 in New York, RBC Charity Day for the Kids – formerly known as RBC Trade for the Kids, is a day focused on raising money and awareness of some of RBC's longstanding charitable partnerships aimed at supporting children and youth. In 2021, RBC Charity Day was held for the fourth time globally across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean, supporting over 50 charities.

To date, through this initiative, RBC has donated US$25.2 million to over 100 charities. For more on RBC Charity Day for the Kids and the benefitting charities, click here.

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