This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

TD Banks On Success For Canada's Next Leaders

Stocks in this article: TD

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership 2012 recipients recognized for vision, leadership and community spirit

TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - TD Bank Group is recognizing 20 of Canada's most promising students by awarding each of them a 2012 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. One of the most prestigious merit scholarships in Canada, it is valued at up to $70,000 per student. The scholarship recognizes and supports Canada's emerging leaders, all of whom have demonstrated innovation and initiative while making a difference in their community. Each scholarship recipient exemplifies the best in community leadership from coast to coast.

For the 17 th consecutive year, TD will contribute more than $1 million towards the recipients' post-secondary tuition and living expenses, along with an offer of summer employment at TD for up to four years. Eligible students are in their final year of high school, or CEGEP in Quebec.  To date, TD has awarded more than $17 million to 340 students.

"We are thrilled to recognize these exceptional students and community leaders with the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. They offer us a glimpse of our country's bright future," said Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group. "TD is proud to support those who make a positive impact in their community."

Recipients were recognized for addressing a range of issues on both a local and global scale, ranging from pollution and human rights to health and cross-cultural understanding.  A few of the notable achievements include:

  • After participating in expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, Donovan Taplin ( Bell Island, NL) initiated clean-ups and tree plantings in his Atlantic community.
  • To spread awareness of human rights issues, Darren Touch ( Calgary, AB), rallied his community by launching a film festival and working with his school's Amnesty International group.
  • Chloé Trepanier (Trois-Rivières, QC) revived the LGBT committee at her Montreal school and is active in Jeunessse Lambda, a discussion group supporting gay and questioning youth.
  • Melissa Morrison ( Vancouver, BC), a member of the Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay, created a cross-cultural club called Four Directions, a place for First Nations and non-First Nations students to come together.
  • Benjamin Jones ( Belleville, ON) established the Youth Belleville Centre to provide a safe environment, free from prejudice, bullying and violence, for teens to express themselves, meet new people and encourage healthy choices.

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership recipients will be honoured at a ceremony in Ottawa on May 1, 2012. In addition to recognizing their contributions, this meeting will provide recipients the opportunity to share ideas, inspiration, and their visions for the future.

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership - 2012 Recipients:

  • Jennifer Hao, Burnaby, BC
  • Eva Olynyk, Salt Spring Island, BC
  • Leah Bae, Vancouver, BC
  • Melissa Morrison, Vancouver, BC
  • Darren Touch, Calgary, AB
  • Claire Edwards, Edmonton, AB
  • Kali O'Dell, Quispamsis, NB
  • Donovan Taplin, Bell Island, NL
  • Aaron Stevens, Dartmouth, NS
  • Paige Zwicker, Fall River, NS
  • Benjamin Jones, Belleville, ON
  • Christopher Grouchy, Brighton, ON
  • Joey Loi, Markham, ON
  • David Beisel, Owen Sound, ON
  • Samantha Manner, Owen Sound, ON
  • Sajjad Jaffery, Pickering, ON
  • Abby Emdin, Picton, ON
  • Chloé Trépanier, Trois-Rivières, QC
  • Marc-André Jean- Montenegro, Sorel-Tracy, QC
  • Charles-Auguste Marois, Thetford Mines, QC

"It's inspiring to see what these twenty people have accomplished.  They have demonstrated the difference that one person can make in their community," said Dr. Jane Thompson, Executive Director of the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership. "We are proud to support these young leaders as they pursue post-secondary education."

For more information about this year's recipients, as well as eligibility and application details for the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership, visit

TD Community Giving

TD invests in communities to make a positive impact where it does business and where our customers, clients and employees live and work. In 2011, TD donated over $66 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, we focus on Education and Financial Literacy, Creating Opportunities for Young People, and the Environment. For more information, please visit

SOURCE TD Community Giving

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,030.21 +6.04 0.03%
S&P 500 2,081.88 -0.29 -0.01%
NASDAQ 4,773.4720 +8.0480 0.17%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs