FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
RBC Donates $21,000 to United Way of Northern BC through RBC Future Launch
On Sept 12th, 2018, Tim Carmack, Regional Vice President BC Interior and North, Robyn Holling, Assistant Vice President of Commercial Financial Services, and Scott Hart, Branch Manager PG Main, presented a cheque for $21,000 to United Way of Northern BC through their Future Launch program.
RBC believes in the power of communities and the youth who live in them, which is why they are committed to United Way of Northern British Columbia and their dedication to youth.
Today’s generation is at risk of ending up poorer than their parents, and RBC realizes that failing to close the gap in unemployment rates between Canadian youth and people of prime-working age would mean missing out on a nearly $30B lift to our Canadian economy. Young people deserve a chance, and that’s why they created Future Launch and have invested in United Way of Northern BC.
United Way of Northern BC knows that a key pillar in developing strong communities is ensuring kids can be all they can be. The United Way of Northern BC provides supports to help kids get the education they deserve, starting at the earliest possible age, and continuing through to adulthood.
“This investment is great news for the young people of Northern BC. With the current change in government, Northern BC has lost over 1.2 million dollars in youth programming. When companies like RBC step forward, we can continue to ignite the dreams of our youth together.” Roberta Squire, CEO United Way of Northern BC.
“RBC is excited to continue our partnership with United Way and enhance our funding relationship through RBC Future Launch, to ensure young people are better prepared for the future of work. With this common goal of empowering Canadian young people for the jobs of tomorrow, RBC is pleased to provide funding of $21,000.
In this rapidly changing world, it is important to remove barriers and provide access for young people to learn skills, gain valuable work experience, share knowledge and build resilience for the future of work. When young people succeed, we all win – parents, educators, governments, youth service organizations, employers – society at large. RBC is excited to partner with The United Way of Northern British Columbia to take a ‘more than money’ approach to make a significant impact on the lives of young Canadians.” Tim Carmack, Regional Vice President BC Interior and North.