Financial services firms ringing in the 150th

Sun Life Financial

In honour of Canada's 150th birthday, Sun Life Financial is putting more musical instruments into the hands of Canadians. Through the expansion of the highly successful Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program, this innovative initiative will be available in more cities across Canada, giving anyone with a valid library card the opportunity to borrow a variety of musical instruments from a local public library free of charge. More information


In celebration of Canada’s and CIBC’s shared 150th birthday this year, CIBC has teamed up with Parks Canada to offer free Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Passes to all Canadians at all CIBC banking centres and financial offices across Canada. The bank is asking people across the country to help further shape and define our proud identity by socially sharing how they #StandForCanada. More information


#Make150Count – Launched in October last year where RBC wanted to inspire thousands of young Canadians to make a difference in their communities by giving them $150 and challenging them to do something great with it, with no strings attached. They share what they did – through photos and videos – with us and others via social media. RBC hopes these #Make150Count youth will motivate others to take action and create positive change. More information

Manulife Financial

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Manulife is a proud premier partner of the ParticipACTION 150 Play List, a physical activity initiative designed to motivate Canadians to get active in ways that define us as Canadians. 150 activities that define our land and people. More details here: More information


Nothing says Canada like Hockey. Scotiabank has teamed up with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, The NHL, Project North and First Air to deliver 150 bags of new hockey equipment and an unforgettable experience with the Stanley Cup to eight communities in northern Canada. More information


TD Bank Group has launched #TDCommonGround, an initiative celebrating Canada's 150th birthday that will invest in the future of green spaces by revitalizing over 150 community spaces across the country. From Surrey, British Columbia to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, TD is supporting the development of livable and healthy cities to improve the quality of life for our communities in a lasting way. More information


#BMO200 BMO is celebrating their 200th year instead of Canada’s 150th #BMO200. They’ve introduced a new twist on an old idea: an interactive fountain where people can make digital wishes, large and small. Individuals and organizations can simply choose a category, make a wish, and toss the digital coin into the fountain to wish it forward. Wishes can be made online at, or by visiting the BMO200 fountain at bank locations in Chicago, Montreal and Toronto.

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