OREANDA-NEWS. Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day in Canada, and BMO will join in to acknowledge the valuable contributions of Aboriginal peoples throughout Canada with in-branch events at their 14 On Reserve locations.

"For more than 25 years, BMO has been a committed partner in contributing to the economic self-sufficiency of Canada's Aboriginal communities, businesses and individuals across Canada," said Stephen Fay, Managing Director & Head of BMO Aboriginal Banking. "We aim to help consistently deliver the best possible service to our Aboriginal clients, from small business owners to personal banking customers, and provide products and a workforce that reflect the communities in which we work and live."

BMO's year-round services for Aboriginal communities include:

  • On-reserve housing programs to meet the unique needs of the Communities;
  • Building beneficial, sustainable relationships between BMO Financial Group and community representatives;
  • Seminars for elders and youth to aid in meeting financial goals; and
  • Recognition of the unique culture of our Aboriginal Communities.

These efforts have resulted in BMO being the first bank awarded Gold Level ranking for Progressive Aboriginal Relations from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, of which the bank has been a member since its inception. BMO has received gold ranking for four consecutive years.

"We are delighted to be recognized at the highest level for our efforts in Aboriginal Communities, and strive to continue to do so through our Aboriginal Enterprise Resource Group, which looks to find new ways to deepen BMO's involvement with community events and mentorship programs," said Mr. Fay.