Helping BUILD our Community

RBC Dominion Securities is proud to support Habitat for Humanity Canada and its build program through our RBC Foundation.

Currently there are 2 houses being built here in London.  Members of our DS branch were given the opportunity to take part in a building these new homes.  We spent the day learning how to install siding, soffits & fascia.  It was an incredibly rewarding experience with the bonus of a new skillset!

Of of the $100,000 donated to Habitat for Humanity Canada for these national builds, $7500 was allocated to our community to help accommodate our local build project.

June 2018

 

Walk for Alzheimer's Sponsor

The annual Walk for Alzheimer's hosted by The Alzheimer Society for London and Middlesex County was held on May 12th at Springbank Gardens in London.

RBC Dominion Securities has been a proud REST STOP Sponsor over the years and this year we helped raise $188,763 which is directly invested in the many programs and services The Alzheimer Society for London and Middlesex County has to offer to those living with dementia and their families.

May 2018

Bingo & Baking for Ronald McDonald House

Together with our Royal Bank Partners, our teams spent a week volunteering and engaging with the many families at the Ronald McDonald House.  We enjoyed hosting a Bingo Night with prizes for all and restocking Grandma’s Cupboard baking in their family friendly kitchen providing sweet treats for families to help themselves to.

 April 2018

International Women's Day

We celebrated the women in our community with an empowering, confidence-building conversation with Professor Maja Sociologist and Author.   Professor Maja encourages women to stop apologizing, to self-promote and to recognize their true value by expressing their opinions without fear.

At RBC Dominion Securities, we collected over 200 pieces of women’s clothing for Mine 101, a second-hand clothing store supporting ANOVA (formerly Women’s Community House).  They offer programs and services for abused women and children in order to give them a fresh start in a safe environment.

March 2018

Battle of the Bands for Wellspring

For 18 years, RBC has been a proud sponsor of Battle of the Bands for Wellspring!  Local bands from our community rock out together and compete for the coveted “Paul Stanley Cup“ Award!

We are delighted to share that this year we helped raise over $130,000 for Wellspring London and Region; an organization that offers support for cancer patients and their families.  Wellspring provides many programs and services for those living with cancer in London and our surrounding communities.  This year’s event raised the most it has ever generated and allowed them to accomplish their goal of reaching the $One Million dollar mark.

We look forward to next year!

March 2018

 

Supporting United Way - Scotiabank Stair Climb

Our team, the 'DS Dominions' were climbing like Canucks and took to the 472 steps of One London Place on November 2nd, 2017

 

 

RBC Sponsors our Creative Community

The ARTS Project held their 14th Annual Artrageous Tech.0 event on October 12th to raise funds for their Emerging Artists Studio Program.  This program provides studio space, a solo exhibition, mentorship and promotional support as well as materials for 12 months for recent arts graduates.

RBC was there to support the creative artists in our community.  In addition to being the lead sponsor for the event, RBC announced a 2 year $28,780 donation to support the Emerging Artists Studio Program and London's emerging artist community.

 

 

RBC Heels 2 Heal - Walk a Mile in HER Shoes

We are MAN enough!  Our 'RBC Heels 2 Heal' team proudly came together on September 30th participating in the "Walk a Mile in HER Shoes" event!

Our male employees exchanged their sneakers for a pair of RED PUMPS and walked the perimeter of Victoria Park in the annual men's march to prevent sexualized violence.

We raised $5720 for anova (formerly Women's Community House).  The funds will be distributed to the many women's shelters and women's emergency services who serve our community.

 

Making our Coffee Count!

Here at RBC Dominion Securities, we are devoted to supporting the Alzheimer Society of London Middlesex.

We joined them in their COFFEE BREAK fundraising campaign.  On September 29th, 2017, in celebration of National Coffee Day, we took a COFFEE BREAK and enjoyed a fresh cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate generously provided to us by The Daily Planet Café.

Our branch was able to raise an impressive $900 during our coffee break!

The Alzheimer Society of London Middlesex supports over 8800 individuals, as well as their families and caregivers in our community.  They offer programs and services of support for those families and individuals living with dementia.

 

 

 

Supporting United Way - Harvest Lunch

As a strong supporter of the United Way, we kicked off their fall campaign with our favourite tradition - the United Way 3M Harvest Lunch!

For over 10 years we have been taking pleasure in joining our community for the deli-inspired lunch.  It is a fun event to enjoy good food and fantastic entertainment while supporting a great cause.

 

Backpacks for Children

As the first day of school was approaching, a local back-to-school program found themselves in need of backpacks and lunch bags for those children in need.

In just 3 days, Associate, Jennifer Squires, was able to achieve an impressive collection of backpacks and lunch bags for the Women's Rural Resource Centre in Strathroy.  Our branch came together with donations and financial support to ensure the children were fully equipped for their first day of school.

 

DS Collects for the London Food Bank

As a proud partner with Food Banks Canada, RBC Dominion Securities hosted a canned vegetable food drive!

Our food drive collected an impressive 163 cans, weighing in at 211 pounds of food, as well as a donation of $5000 In support of our local London Food Bank's healthy diet food hampers.

 

 

RBC Runs with Pride

Together with The Running Room, RBC Dominion Securities hosts the first RBC Run with Pride to kick off the 2017 London Pride Festival.

 

Our inaugural event inspired over 175 participants to take part in our 1km or 5km run at Wonderland Gardens on July 23rd, 2017. Mayor Matt Brown spoke in support of Pride within our London community.

 

RBC Run with Pride commenced with the presentation of our enormous rainbow flag, carried over to our starting area and the 1km was soon under way - the first to cross the finish line was Bennett Thomas, age 9 and son of Jessica Thomas, Assistant Branch Manager. Jonathan Somerville, Investment Advisor for RBC Dominion Securities, London was the first to cross the finish line for the 5km run.

 

Special thanks to our own Allison Blackshaw, Associate Advisor for her passion and time commitment to organize an event we should all be so proud of.

 

RBC Proudly Sponsors Children's Health Foundation - 28 years and Counting!

RBC is extremely proud to sponsor and support the 28th Annual Children's Hospital Golf Classic! This year's event raised an overwhelming donation amount of $360,000 net, of which all proceeds go 100% to the local Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario.

Several RBC employees are part of the organizing committee and RBC has been the title sponsor for this Golf Classic since it began, 28 years ago. The total raised to date is now at an incredible $4.5 million, a huge number for a community the size of London.

DS Volunteers at Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary

Associate Advisor, Allison Blackshaw, is the proud sponsor of ‘Pearl’ the pig at Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary.  Pearl, along with her farm animal friends have been given a peaceful, comfortable, loving place to socialize with each other and live happy and healthy lives. The sole purpose of the Farm is to take in farm animals that have suffered abuse, have been rescued from slaughter, or are simply unwanted. 

Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary is a family run farm near Stratford that is completely funded by donations and animal sponsorships.  Allison and a team of Dominion Securities employees were proud to volunteer their time to help clean the animals' homes, wash out their dishes, groom them and feed them.

 

 

 

 

Proud to Sponsor Walk for Alzheimer's

On May 13, 2017 the Alzheimer Society for London and Middlesex County held their annual Walk for Alzheimer's with over 850 people participating, in support of raising funds for local programs and services to support families and individuals living with dementia.

In addition to our sponsorship, RBC Dominion Securities were there volunteering their time at our DS Rest Stop - handing out water, freezies and huge hugs from RBC's Leo the Lion!

 

 

Pleased to Support Ronald McDonald Community House

RBC ‘Day of Service Grant’ Project … April 25th, 2017

Our DS London team volunteered their time and helped with a financial donation to provide the many families at the Ronald McDonald House with a movie & craft night!

 

 

Celebrating International Women's Day

We hosted our first ”Looking Good, Feeling Good and RBC is Doing Some Good” event and donated $5000 in support of the Women’s Community House in London!

Our branch collected an over whelming amount of nice, clean, gently used women’s clothing, accessories and shoes in support of "Mine 101" – a second-hand shop opened by Women’s Community House.  Our special guest speakers Heather Austin, RBC Regional Vice President, London - Lambton, London Chief of Police, John Pare along with London Police Service, Jennifer Noel and a musical performance by Jean Meilleur of Women's Community House.

We are looking forward to continuing our support in the "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" coming this September 30th to London!