Launched in 2008, the RBC Children's Mental Health Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support early intervention and public education programs in Canada. Including today's announcement, RBC has now committed more than
$16 million to community-based and hospital programs that are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Canadian children.
RBC employs approximately 80,000 full and part-time people who serve more than 18 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 51 other countries. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and environmental leaders and is listed on the 2012-2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the DJSI North American Index. RBC has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers, one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers, one of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations and one of the Best Workplaces in Canada. RBC is also listed on the Jantzi Social Index, the FTSE4Good Index, and the Canadian Carbon Disclosure Project Index.RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2011, we contributed more than $97 million to causes worldwide through donations and community investments of more than $64 million and $33 million in sponsorship of community events and national organizations. About Kids Help Phone Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise in providing vital, innovative counselling services to children and youth in English and French. Since 1989 we have offered children, teens and young adults in Canada a critical lifeline of hope and support through our free, anonymous and confidential service. Our professional counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people ages five to 20, in urban, rural, and remote communities, by providing one-on-one counselling, information and resources by phone and online. A community-based national charity, Kids Help Phone receives no core government funding and relies on community and corporate support to keep our essential service available. We're there for the 6.5 million young people in Canada, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SOURCE RBC