Scotiabank has made the largest corporate commitment in United Way Greater Toronto’s history, a $15-million investment to help ensure that young people in the region have the opportunities and resources they need to have a bright future.

The funds will be invested in a network of agencies across Peel, Toronto and York that support more than 245,000 young people and their families each year.

Scotiabank's $15-million investment over five years will focus on supporting young people in each of the critical stages of development. These include: community programming for young children to strengthen the bonds between parent and child; breakfast groups, after-school homework and recreation clubs for children in their middle years, and, as they move into adulthood, community programs to give high-schoolers the skills to navigate

“At Scotiabank, giving back to the communities in which we live and work is an important part of our culture, and we are very proud to have United Way as one of our longstanding charitable partners,” said Brian Porter, president and CEO of Scotiabank and United Way Greater Toronto Campaign Chair. “We are confident that our investment will make a real and lasting difference for young people, and their families, across the GTA.”