TD Charity Basketball Tournament
Hosted by TD Diversity Committees
Several of TD's diversity communities came together on Sunday, March 27th to have fun, celebrate diversity and raise money for local charities. The event included employees from various areas of the bank, forming sixteen teams who participated in the basketball tournament.
Gurmeet Jolly, Vice-President of Wealth Shared Services and Executive Sponsor of the tournament, notes the importance of these types of events.
"Fun and friendly events like this one bring together employees across the bank to support the communities in which they work and live every day," says Jolly. "This basketball tournament is just one example of the many ways we at TD celebrate diversity and inclusiveness with our employees and the local communities."
Funds raised from the tournament will be divided across three local organizations: the Tamara Gordon Foundation, the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre and Success Beyond Limits. The winning team from the basketball tournament also received additional money to put towards their organization of choice.
"Commitment to diversity is not just about doing the right thing, it also makes good business sense," says Kelvin Tran, Senior Vice President and Chief Auditor, TD Bank Group and Chair of the Visible Minority Committee at TD. "Making diversity a business priority is not about measuring quotas, but it's about making long-term, meaningful progress and making everyone at all levels of the bank accountable. It's also about building an inclusive, barrier-free environment where every employee and customer is valued, respected and supported."
The diversity committees within the bank all have a strong mandate to align with TD's overarching diversity initiatives – to create fun, collaborative and memorable employee experiences while supporting the community.
"We are committed to keeping diversity and inclusion top of mind in all that we do," says Tran. "At TD, we are determined to be a place where employees and customers feel comfortable and supported regardless of background."