To help ensure Canada's youth have the resources to achieve their goals, CIBC has developed programs and made partnerships with organizations that give opportunities to young people across Canada.
Whether you want to help out, or get help, there are plenty of opportunities.
Every year, CIBC employees volunteer thousands of hours to various charitable causes. Our branches across the country are also involved in campaigns for people of all ages at both the community and national levels. For example, the CIBC Run for the Cure occurs annually and raises millions for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
CIBC also provides financial support to hundreds of other charitable causes each year. We are committed to supporting young people through sponsorships, work experiences and contributions to important youth causes.
CIBC Youth Vision
In 1998, CIBC launched Youth Vision a collection of programs designed to help young people prepare for their future.
Every year, CIBC offers 30 scholarships and internships to help students stay in school. These are awarded to Grade 10 students enrolled in a mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada or YMCA Canada.
The scholarships, each with a value of up to $35,000, offer financial support and mentorship throughout the student's post-secondary education, including:
- Up to $4,000 per year for tuition, for up to 4 years of post-secondary education
- Summer internship support through YMCA Canada of up to $2,000 per year while in high school, and up to $4,000 per year while in college or university
These are not the only scholarships that CIBC funds. Ask at your school's financial aid and/or scholarship office to see if CIBC sponsors any scholarships or bursaries at your school.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
Each year, thousands of people join together to run and walk for their sisters, mothers and friends in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. The Run raises millions of dollars for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation which supports the quest to create a future without breast cancer.
Frontier College, a Canada-wide volunteer-based literacy organization, has been teaching Canadians to read and write since 1899.
CIBC helps to fund the training of mentors for elementary and high school students. The mentors teach literacy skills and encourage students to stay in school.
Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)
CIBC promotes community development by building relationships with charitable and community organizations - particularly those involved with youth, education and skills development.
CYBF is an excellent example of this type of initiative. The foundation was established to provide mentoring and funding to young Canadian entrepreneurs. As the foundation's co-founder, CIBC has helped CYBF create many new businesses.
YWCA Young Women of Distinction
CIBC is proud to be a patron sponsor of the YWCA Young Women of Distinction Awards in various cities across the country. These awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of women aged 16 to 25.
Nomination deadlines and specific criteria vary with each YWCA. To find more information about the local YWCA in your community, visit the YWCA of Canada website.
Celebrate women who make a difference in their community. Make a nomination!