BMO Financial Group participated in the Ball for the Children’ success, the foundation’s biggest corporate fundraising event, as cohost of the 2017 edition of the Ball.
BMO also answered the call when Dr. Nicolas Steinmetz, associate professor of pediatrics at McGill University and past executive director of the Montreal Children’s Hospital, a pioneer in the field of social pediatrics, proposed the creation of the Nicolas Steinmetz – Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics in the Community; BMO made a gift of $1.25M.
“We’re proud to play a role in this thriving field of investigation,” says Mr. L. Jacques Ménard, chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns, president of BMO Financial Group, Quebec, and founder of the Groupe d’action sur la persévérance et la réussite scolaires. “In supporting the Nicolas Steinmetz – Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics in the Community, we hope to provide society with the tools to offer everyone the equal opportunity to live and thrive as productive members of society, contributing to our collective well-being.”
Studies clearly show that from an early age, social determinants such as income, social status, support networks and social environment have a profound impact on a child’s health, development and productivity in adulthood.
Thank you, BMO!