In early May 2016, a devastating wildfire tore through Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroying neighbourhoods and threatening an entire community. Nearly ten thousand residents had to leave their home for safety.
“Wildfires are heartless, but we are not.” Bank of China (Canada) has joined the relief efforts without reservation since the wildfire onslaught, providing financial relief services and helping people affected to rebuild and recover.
Bank of China (Canada) is the only Canada-based Chinese-funded bank recognized by the Canadian Red Cross as one of its participating partners to accept cash donations from the public. The Bank has introduced special services for relief efforts, such as fast-track donation remittance in 10 branches across Canada, transfer of Canadian Red Cross donation certificates, and free remittance services for individual customers intended for Alberta recipients.
Committed to corporate social responsibility, Bank of China and its 200 staff have donated over $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief fund.
Bank of China (Canada) is the first Chinese mainland bank to start operations in Canada. It is headquartered in Toronto and has branches in major cities such as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.