Solutions for All: How One Canadian Bank is Developing Technology to Drive Accessibility

By Shelley White

As Vice President of Design, Digital Banking, at Scotiabank, Pamela Hilborn is tasked with developing unique technology solutions that can meet the needs of the Bank’s diverse customer base — including those with disabilities.

Pamela Hilborn has always been fascinated by what makes people tick.

It’s a passion that was sparked 25 years ago when she was a student of physical anthropology at the University of Toronto, and carries into her work today as Vice President of Design, Digital Banking, at Scotiabank.

Scotiabank Impact Story: Helping Create a New Generation of Renewable Energy Workers


Forrest Wolfe’s upbringing as a member of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nation in Ontario emphasized the importance of living in harmony with the Earth.

In addition, as a 21 year-old college student, he understands that finding solutions to environmental challenges will depend on young people like him. “I feel like my generation is more aware of what’s happening with the world and with environmental issues like climate change,” he says. “We need to take action, because we’re going to be the generation that has to deal with these problems.”

Renewable energy

Scotiabank Donates One Million Dollars to the Rick Hansen Foundation School Program Empowering a New Generation of Accessibility Champions

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December 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank celebrates International Day for Persons with Disabilities by announcing a one million dollar donation to the Rick Hansen Foundation School Program.

Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100- Current Winners

Congratulations Brenda Rideout for being named one of Canada’s most powerful women by Women's Executive Network

President & Chief Executive Officer, TANGERINE


Scotiabank: CSR in London, Sleep Out for Centrepoint

Team Scotiabank has raised £35,253.89 for Centrepoint so far!
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In mid-November, over 30 Scotiabankers from the London, United Kingdom office took on the challenge of swapping their beds for sleeping bags for one night to raise money and awareness for homeless young people through Centrepoint’s annual Sleep Out.

Scotiabank Donates $400K to Keyano Education Initiatives


A $400,000 donation from Scotiabank will go towards sponsoring an annual case competition and bursary program for Indigenous business students at Keyano College.

Scotiabank will provide $25,000 annually for four years to the Indigenous Education Bridging Support Program. Keyano spokesperson Greg Bennett said the college expects anywhere from 10 to 40 students will qualify for funding under the program. 

Scotiabank Video: Why We Invest in Financial Knowledge

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When our customers know how to make better financial decisions, they can become better off. We educate our customers by providing them with an understanding of how they can plan for a better future and by offering fairly designed products and services.

Learn more about Scotiabank's commitment to financial knowledge

Scotiabank’s Donates $500,000 for the New Supportive Care Program at The Ottawa Hospital

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In celebration of World Prematurity Day on November 17, Scotiabank announced a donation of $500,000 in support of The Ottawa Hospital’s new “Scotiabank Supportive Care Program” for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Carole Chapdelaine, Frank Bilodeau were on-hand to mark the occasion.

Scotiabank Supports World Diabetes Day

By Maxine Seymour

Nassau, The Bahamas – Scotiabank is proud to support World Diabetes Day (WDD), celebrated on November 14 of each year.

“We are committed to helping young people become better off and are thrilled to partner with The Bahamas Diabetic Association to raise awareness as diabetes is prevalent among our population, impacting adults and children,” said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing, Scotiabank.  

A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn Is Helping Canadian Immigrants Kick-Start Their Career

By Shelley White

When Rania Llewellyn graduated with an undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, she faced a challenge many newcomers to Canada had faced before her; she was a well-educated immigrant who couldn’t find a job.

Born in Kuwait City to an Egyptian father and Jordanian mother, Rania had grown up in Kuwait and Egypt, completing the first two years of her commerce degree at the American University in Cairo. But then the Gulf War erupted, and Rania’s parents decided to emigrate to Canada in 1992, where she completed her degree.


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