Forward Banking is about more than just banking.
It’s about helping Canadians live better lives.
On February 23, 2015, we launched our new sponsorship and community investment platform, Bright Way Forward. The new platform is rooted in the belief that building up confident, optimistic individuals who take positive action in their lives will help form the backbone of strong communities.
Tangerine will support programs that inspire self-esteem, teamwork and leadership, and encourage a sense of belonging and acceptance — essential ingredients to creating a bright way forward today and tomorrow.
Tangerine is working with organizations across the country to help empower Canadians. Whether it’s helping youth develop self-esteem and leadership skills on a basketball court, delivering mentorship and career building skills to new Canadians looking for work, or delivering healthy food and food education, our partners help promote a sense of self-confidence, belonging and empowerment.
Canada Basketball is the national sporting organization for the sport of basketball in Canada. It’s respected throughout the world and is recognized as the sole governing body of the sport in Canada, and it represents all basketball interests, providing leadership, coordination and direction in all areas of the sport of basketball. Learn more
Steve Nash Youth Basketball is a national youth basketball initiative designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game. This grassroots program supports and empowers community-based recreational groups and facilities, schools and other institutions to positively influence more than 15,000 young people across Canada. Learn more
UNITY uses arts to empower youth with the confidence and skills for success. UNITY helps young people make better choices as leaders, mentors and positive community role models, leading to more productive citizens, safer schools and healthier communities. Learn more
Young Women in Business provides support, skills and networking opportunities to allow women to achieve success on their own terms. Learn more
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House is making the local community a better place to live through community development, programs and services. Learn more
The Vancouver Writers Fest brings readers and writers together to reimagine our lives and our world, through stories and vibrant dialogue. Learn more
Basketball BC is committed to developing the sport of basketball through inclusive programming and partnerships in support of the game. Learn more
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is focused on building a community where a generation of children and families can reach their full potential. Learn more
United Way of the Lower Mainland works with partners to help move families from poverty to possibility, help kids be all they can be and build stronger communities for all. Learn more
United Way Toronto is a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life for everyone. Working in partnership with others, we mobilize people and resources to support a network of agencies that help people when they need it most. United Way also addresses the root causes of social problems, working to change community conditions for the better over the long term. Learn more
ACCES Employment assists job seekers from diverse backgrounds who are facing barriers to employment, helping them integrate into the Canadian job market. They provide employment services and link employers to skilled people, building strong networks in collaboration with community partners. Learn more
FoodShare works with communities and schools to deliver healthy food and food education. Since 1985, FoodShare has pioneered innovative programs like the Good Food Box, impacting what kids eat in school, and improving the way people eat and grow food across Toronto every day. Learn more
YMCA of Greater Toronto is focused on community support and development, providing individuals with opportunities for personal growth, community involvement, and leadership. By making connections, collaborating, and mirroring a region’s diversity, YMCA is the network that binds our many neighbourhoods together. Learn more
Youth Without Shelter wants to end homelessness, one young person at a time, one step at a time. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Youth Without Shelter is an emergency residence and referral agency that provides homeless youth aged 16-24 with empowering support programs in a safe environment. Learn more
The YMCA of Greater Moncton is committed to nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility. Their focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means they serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Through YMCA financial assistance programs, the YMCA is accessible to all. Learn more
Youth Impact Jeunesse (formerly Moncton Youth Residences) was established in 1985 and since its inception has experienced considerable growth and diversification as it effectively responds to community needs. Now operating 18 different programs in five New Brunswick communities, Youth Impact Jeunesse inspires and empowers youth to move forward to a successful future by investing skills, time and energy into their transition. Learn more
United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick works to improve communities in southeastern New Brunswick (Kent, Westmorland and Albert counties). It creates long-term, sustainable change, moving people from poverty to possibility, creating strong communities and ensuring that kids be all that kids can be. Learn more
United Way of Calgary and Area drives social change in three focus areas: poverty, kids and communities. Since 1940, United Way has supported agencies that assist vulnerable Calgarians. Today, United Way invests in programs and collaborations that tackle root causes of social issues, connecting Calgarians with opportunities that help them flourish. Learn more
The YMCA Calgary is a pillar within the community, offering programs that are guided by their four core principles of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. As of its founding in 1902, the YMCA has established programs that focus on health and wellness, as well as youth activities in all 8 locations around the city. In the spirit of offering young people an environment to belong, grow and thrive in, the YMCA has created the Strong Kids campaign, which uses 100% of the funds received to send kids to camp during the summer and provide developmental and physical activities. Learn more
For 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary has helped young people discover, develop and achieve their full potential as adults, citizens and leaders by engaging them in activities that challenge and enrich their minds, bodies and spirits, and nurture their self-esteem. The safe, caring Club environments and enriching programs have enabled thousands of young Calgarians to play, learn and develop valuable skills for life. Learn more
Working cooperatively with the City, families and individuals, Community Kitchen Program (CKP) aims to facilitate hunger-reducing initiatives and engage in nutritional education. Whether hosting group cooking sessions that offer healthy budget meals through the Calgary Cooking program or teaching children about smart food choices with their SouperStars interactive classroom sessions, CKP is known citywide for “taking a bite out of hunger” since 1992. With CKP offering initiatives such as the Good Food Box, fresh fruits and vegetables become not only available to all individuals, but affordable as well. Learn more
Since 1988, Centre for Newcomers has welcomed newcomers to Canada and supported their adjustment through various programs that range from career development to English language training classes. By supporting the integration of newcomers, Centre for Newcomers hopes to create a trusting relationship within the community that allows for cultural diversity and active participation. Learn more
Build stronger communities by providing opportunities for everyone to lead fulfilling, active, healthy and engaged lives. Learn more
Centraide’s goal is to maximize financial and volunteer resources, specifically by funding community agencies and working in partnership with them, so that it can promote caring and social involvement in order to improve the quality of life in our community and empower its most vulnerable members to take charge of their lives. Learn more
We’ll still be cheering for Steve long after he steps off the court. As Program Ambassador for Bright Way Forward, Steve is helping to empower more than 500,000 Canadians, including helping 15,000 kids across Canada develop leadership skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game through Steve Nash Youth Basketball. His contributions, both on and off the court, are why we’re proud to be his partner. #ThanksNash
“Tangerine’s support will help us provide skills, teamwork and leadership coaching to more than 15,000 kids in communities across Canada. By teaming up with Canada Basketball and all of these incredible charities, there's no doubt this initiative will help inspire and make a positive difference in the lives of countless Canadians by giving them a Bright Way Forward.”
Steve Nash, Two-time NBA MVP, General Manager of
Canada senior men’s national basketball team
Tangerine is committed to providing financial resources and volunteer hours to help our partners effectively deliver programs and initiatives that inspire self-confidence, leadership, belonging and acceptance. We believe that optimistic individuals who feel empowered to take positive action in their lives will help form the backbone of strong communities - creating a bright way forward, today and tomorrow.