Regional Community Development
2003 Public Accountability Statement
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page 26 image PAS Across Canada, Scotiabank operates more than 960 branches, employs close to 35,000 Canadians and incurred almost $700 million in tax expenses in 2003 (see chart). Our domestic banking operations are divided into six regions, closely tied to geographic or political boundaries, and they make a significant impact on the communities in each of these areas.

Our regional support

In each region, our retail branch network, wealth management group and Scotia Capital together play a considerable economic role as a provider of financial services, including access to credit, for individuals, small and mid-sized businesses and for major corporations. We are also a large employer, and we contribute significantly to provincial and municipal economies through the payment of taxes in these jurisdictions.

We also make a positive contribution in each region through our corporate charitable giving and the enthusiastic involvement of our employees, who take part in fund-raising campaigns and outreach programs that are important to members of local communities, including our customers. For example, from coast to coast, employee groups participate in annual charity events such as the Relay for Life, Rick Hansen's Wheels in Motion and the Terry Fox Run.

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