Community Involvement Programs
2003 Public Accountability Statement
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image page 23 PAS Employees from across the Scotiabank Group of Companies worldwide, individually and in teams, generously donate their own time and money to benefit the communities in which they live and work. We reward and support their volunteer efforts through two formal employee community programs, described on the following pages.

Through the Scotiabank Employee Volunteer Program (SEVP), the Bank donates up to $1,000 to qualifying community-based organizations in which individual employees or retirees of Scotiabank have actively volunteered for a minimum of 50 hours per year. In 2003, more than 450 charities received in excess of $440,000 from SEVP.

Individual Commitment

  • Richard Walker, Account Manager, Small Business, at our branch in Yellowknife, N.W.T., has been involved with Northwest Territories and Nunavut Crime Stoppers for the past five years and has served as President since 2000. The SEVP acknowledged his volunteer work by providing a grant to the "Crime Stoppers Student of the Month" program.
  • Amalia Dokos, Customer Support Representative at our Place Montreal Trust branch, is committed to making a difference in students' lives at the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf (MOSD). She has spearheaded various fund-raising initiatives, which have enhanced school life for the children. On the recommendation of her boss, Dokos applied for the SEVP and was recognized for her efforts with a donation to the MOSD Foundation.
  • Jennifer Crawford, a Learning Design and Development Specialist at our Executive Offices in Toronto, firmly believes that the art of storytelling is something that should be preserved. A former professional storyteller through the Storytellers School of Toronto (SST), Crawford now serves as Past President on the board and occasional guest host of "1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling." The SEVP helped Crawford provide the SST with a grant toward a number of events.
  • Anne Tucker's love for working with young people is evident in her work with Scouts Canada. As District/Area Commissioner and a representative of the provincial training team, Tucker (Account Manager, Kelowna, B.C.) is involved in all areas of training, administration and program development for the Central Okanagan, B.C. area. The SEVP recognized her volunteer efforts with a donation to Scouts Canada toward supplies and registration fees for participants from low-income families.
  • Angie Watson, Branch Manager, in Avonlea, Sask., helps to keep the memory of her town's Aboriginal heritage alive through her long-time volunteer support of the Heritage House Museum. The SEVP recognized Watson's efforts and provided a contribution toward the construction of an interpretative centre, which includes a diorama depicting Aboriginal culture.
  • For the past three years, Matthew Hawkins from our Shoppers Mall branch in Brandon, Man., has been volunteering his time to coach the Brandon Comets, a slo-pitch softball team made up of Special Olympians. The SEVP supported the Branch Manager in his volunteer efforts by granting $1,000 to Special Olympics Westman, which went toward the team's travelling expenses, equipment and uniforms.