TD Bank Group has been a proud supporter of Out In Schools since 2009 and has contributed more than $161,000 to help the organization promote safer and more diverse learning environments free from homophobia, transphobia and bullying. TD has long been a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and has always had a particular focus on youth and education.
More than a decade ago, TD decided it wanted to be more visible in the communities it served and put its LGBTQ commitment at the forefront. In 2009, Grant Minish, then the new Co-Chair of TD’s LGBTA Diversity Leadership Council, met with Out On Screen’s board of directors to find opportunities for the two organizations to work more closely. Since then, the relationship has flourished. TD has supported a number of Out In Schools’ programs, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and youth educations programs. Specifically, TD supported youth programs that provided safe learning, living and work environments in schools.
TD’s partnership with Out In Schools has been highly successful and both organizations have found new and exciting ways to work together to engage customers, donors and community stakeholders across the region to also support the Out In Schools mandate.