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Scotiabank staff Karen Soos, Director of Philanthropy, Clinton Braganza, SVP, CMO and Covenant House Board Member, Austin Walker, ScotiaMcLeod Investment Associate, and Toni Ferrari, SVP, engaging with Covenant House youth.

Scotiabank is no stranger to supporting the community. As a generous donor to Covenant House for more than 30 years, they believe in helping young people regain their power.

Scotiabank staff Karen Soos, Director of Philanthropy, Clinton Braganza, SVP, CMO and Covenant House Board Member, Austin Walker, ScotiaMcLeod Investment Associate, and Toni Ferrari, SVP, engaging with Covenant House youth.

“We are particularly committed to helping young people in the community reach their infinite potential, and we recognize what is possible when they have the guidance, confidence and tools to navigate the world ahead,” said Karen Soos, Scotiabank’s Director of Philanthropy.

The company recently made a three-year funding commitment through their philanthropic focus on Young People in the Community. The funds will go towards our crisis shelter to provide safe shelter and access to food and health care services. It will also help build networks and enhance family connections.

In honour of this gift, we have named our intake area Scotiabank, Igniting Potential Together. With the help of Scotiabank, our youth have the support they need. But more than this, they can gain strength knowing that there are people who believe in them.

In fact, there are large numbers who believe in our youth. Many Scotiabank employees get behind their support of Covenant House, participating in the annual Sleep Out event, enrolling teams in the Guts + Glory obstacle challenge and making personal donations.

“We’re always proud to see a number of Scotiabankers volunteering their time to visit the agency and lend a hand,” said Soos. “Our ongoing partnership with Covenant House is representative of our trust and belief in the great work they do.”