RBC sponsors CAMH
RBC has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health of Toronto. The sponsorship, conducted through the RBC Foundation, will support online mental health programs for youth in rural and urban communities. The centre will develop new digital programs as part of its Youth Wellness Hubs of Ontario initiative. RBC has also expanded its support of other mental health organizations developing online mental health resources, including Jack.org, Togetherall, and the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Foundation.
“Young Canadians have been disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when it comes to their mental well-being,” said Mark Beckles, vice-president of social impact and innovation at RBC. “This is especially true for individuals in rural and remote communities who may not have in-person access to mental health supports. We recognize the importance of mental well-being on a young person's ability to achieve success and their success directly impacts the strength of our workplaces, schools and communities. That is why we remain committed to helping our partners provide the mental health supports and services needed to address the barriers often faced by young people when trying to access the resources they need.”