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Public Policy Forum and TD Bank Group announce multi-year Future of Work strategic partnership
OTTAWA, April 17, 2018 /CNW/ - The Public Policy Forum (PPF) and TD Bank Group have launched a three-year initiative to advance a pan-Canadian policy dialogue on the changing nature of work. PPF will conduct new research and engage important policy networks, thought leaders and decision makers to explore ways in which Canadians can adapt and thrive in a changing workplace.
"We are fortunate to live in a country with an enviable standard of living and great potential for the future. However, as our economy continues to evolve, opportunities to thrive are not always inclusive. Aligned with The Ready Commitment – our recently launched corporate citizenship platform – the Future of Work Initiative will help identify steps we need to take as a society to open doors for all Canadians to adapt and prosper," said Bharat Masrani, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Group.
Canadians are being presented with career paths unimaginable just a few years ago. Some jobs are being automated, others are now considered antiquated and new ones are created every day. The impact and implication of these changes are far-reaching – and far from being fully understood. Along with opportunities come uncertainty, disruption and a difficult policy landscape for government.
"PPF is grateful for TD's vote of confidence and partnership," said PPF President and CEO Edward Greenspon. "We are eager for the opportunity to work with a wide range of partners in figuring out how Canadians can ride the train of technological change without having the dignity they derive from work derailed in the process. These are complex issues with huge consequences. We need to get them right."
Norie Campbell, Group Head of Customer and Colleague Experience at TD Bank Group, announced the initiative at PPF's annual Testimonial Dinner & Awards on April 12. TD will provide a $750,000 investment as part of its global corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, to help open doors for an inclusive future.
The Testimonial Dinner announcement capped PPF's day-long Canada Growth Summit, which addressed issues related to artificial intelligence, superclusters, the Canada Infrastructure Bank and inclusive growth.
Good Policy. Better Canada. The Public Policy Forum builds bridges among diverse participants in the policy-making process and gives them a platform to examine issues, offer new perspectives and feed fresh ideas into critical policy discussions. We believe good policy is critical to making a better Canada—a country that's cohesive, prosperous and secure. We contribute by:
- Conducting research on critical issues
- Convening roundtables to foster honest dialogue
- Recognizing exceptional leaders
Our approach – called Inclusion to Conclusion – brings emerging and established voices to policy conversations, which inform conclusions that identify obstacles to success and pathways forward. PPF is an independent, non-partisan charity whose members are a diverse group of private, public and non-profit organizations.
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TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. In March 2018, TD launched The Ready Commitment, a new multi-year program to help individuals and communities prosper. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for an inclusive tomorrow – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment, TD's aspiration is to link business, products, services, and community giving to help people feel more confident - not just about their finances, but about their future and their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit td.com/thereadycommitment
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