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Laurentian Bank Supports NIB Trust Fund in the Continued Efforts to address the harm of Residential Schools

OTTAWA, January 27, 2023 – The NIB Trust Fund recognizes Laurentian Bank of Canada for supporting our organization with their gift of $50,000 dollars as part of their ongoing commitment toward reconciliation. This gift from Laurentian Bank will support beneficiaries like Taylor Day, an NIB Trust Fund scholarship recipient and proud member of Akwesasne Mohawk First Nation who graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Queen’s Law in Kingston in 2022.


“As part of Laurentian Bank’s renewed corporate giving strategy, called “Giving Beyond Numbers,” we are focused on supporting organizations whose mission is to combat economic inequities impacting underrepresented groups, including Indigenous Peoples. At Laurentian Bank, we recognize there is much more work to be done on the journey toward advancing reconciliation, and that is why we are extremely proud to be providing financial support to NIB Trust Fund as they carry out their critical mission,” Bindu Cudjoe, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Inclusion and Equity Officer and Corporate Secretary of Laurentian Bank.



Each year the NIB Trust Fund supports First Nation communities, organizations, and students by funding programming that addresses the harms inflicted by Residential Schools and enhances the welfare of First Nation individuals and communities across the nation. To-date, the NIB Trust Fund has supported projects from 592 First Nation communities and organizations and awarded funding to 7,131 students pursuing post-secondary education, training programs, and traditional, cultural, and language teachings.  


“This generous gift from Laurentian Bank will allow the NIB Trust Fund to continue to serve our mandate and to deliver on our commitment to champion the wellbeing of First Nation people and Residential School Survivors and their descendants for generations to come,” Naomi Racette, Executive Director, NIB Trust Fund.



Contact NIB Trust Fund Communications:

1 (888) 268-0520 ext. 3

NIB Trust Fund Comms

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