TD Commits to Improving Financial Confidence in the Community
Saskatoon, May 27, 2019 – TD Bank Group helps to improve financial confidence by supporting READ Saskatoon.
Honouring their commitment to a more inclusive future, TD steps up again for literacy, sponsoring READ Saskatoon’s financial literacy programs, through its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment. READ Saskatoon has been offering financial literacy workshops since 2012. They are for everyday people focusing on budgeting, banking, credit and debt repayment, asset building, and reflecting on spending habits. The overall aim is to provide solid financial literacy information to help participants make informed decisions.
"At TD, we want to make it easier for people to access programs that will help them live with greater financial confidence," says Ryan Barclay, District Vice President of branch banking for Saskatchewan. "We are proud to continue our support of READ Saskatoon's local programming that helps people improve their financial awareness and understanding and take positive steps to be financially secure."
Sheryl Harrow-Yurach, READ Saskatoon’s Executive Director, knows the impact of low literacy and the value of great partnerships, “Literacy is directly related to a person’s quality of life. Low literacy is linked to poor heath and poverty, as well as high unemployment and crime rates. This partnership will continue to ensure that those who need the greatest access to growing their literacy and financial literacy skills, can confidently do it at no cost to themselves or their families.”
For 40 years, READ Saskatoon has delivered one-to-one literacy tutoring to adults in our community through the support of trained volunteers. Its financial literacy program has demonstrated strong outcomes and a continued commitment from their volunteers. TD’s support ensures effective support to READ Saskatoon’s financial literacy programs.
READ Saskatoon will be organizing a cheque presentation at Dr. Freda Ahenakew library on May 27th at 10am.
About READ Saskatoon
Established in 1979, READ Saskatoon is a volunteer literacy organization that provides adult, family and financial literacy services to individuals and families. Literacy programs are delivered by staff and trained volunteers. Their vision is a community that values, promotes, and supports literacy. They believe that lifelong habits contribute to strong and resilient communities.
About TD Global Corporate Citizenship
TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. As part of its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, TD is targeting CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment TD aspires to link its business, philanthropy and human capital to help people feel more confident - not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit www.td.com/thereadycommitment
For TD Bank Group Geraldine Anderson Geralding.Anderson@td.com 403.294.3328