Equitable Bank and its employees are committed to doing our part in building a better society for all Canadians. If we can make a difference by helping one person at a time, we believe that difference will impact many in the long run.
Equitable Bank participates in many initiatives across Canada. From the arts to charity events to volunteer work, we strive to build stronger, more supportive communities.
Emerging Digital Artists Award (EDAA)
The EDAA is an EQ Bank initiative that is committed to fostering digital arts and innovation in Canada. The annual award is presented to an early-career artist who demonstrates critical
and creative uses of digital technology.
Ride for Heart
More than 300 Equitable employees, business partners and families hop on their bikes to ride in Canada's largest charity cycling event. In 2017, the bank helped raise $48,864.66 in an effort to help eliminate heart disease and
Here are some other Initiatives Equitable Bank is happy to support.
Throughout the year, Equitable Bank employees volunteer to help serve freshly cooked meals at 40 Oaks in Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood. 40 Oaks is made
up of affordable housing units and a community centre.
Madison Community Services
Equitable Bank provides ongoing financial and volunteer support to Madison Community Services, a registered charity working to promote the health, recovery and community integration of those with mental health challenges.
When Equitable’s Calgary employees learned that one in 10 Canadian children live in poverty and may attend school without a lunch, they signed on with the Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids Society (BB4CK).
BB4CK delivers more than 1,500 lunches a day to Calgary schools.
The JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research is an annual multi-city bike ride of a different sort—teams ride on a stationary bike for seven minutes at a time, with each team member raising at least $150 to ride. All of the proceeds go towards the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
ALS Plane Pull
A group from Equitable Bank pulled a 37,000 pound airplane across the Bombardier Aerospace runway in Toronto in benefit of ALS Canada. Our teams—there were 30 of us in total—were among the top five fundraisers at the event. Equitable
Bank has contributed a total of $213,735 since 2009 to ALS Canada.
Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation
Equitable Bank has been the title sponsor of the Mount Sinai Hospital Classic Golf Tournament for 16 years running. Since its inception, the tournament
has generated in excess of $4.5 million for research, patient care and medicine at the hospital.
In addition, we want to shine a light on some important and impactful community-focused organizations that are meaningful to Equitable employees:
Seniors are a diverse group. We recognize you’re not all affected by the same issues, but certain issues may affect a higher proportion of seniors than those in other age groups. We’re dedicated to providing information, tips, and resources
that may be relevant to this unique demographic.