Scotiabank Provides Education and Employment Support for LGBTQI2S Youth

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Scotiabank, especially during Pride as we celebrate the diversity and resilience of the youth we serve!

Friends of Ruby is deeply grateful for the support of Scotiabank. Thanks to their partnership we will bring our LGBTQI2S Youth Education and Employment Readiness Development Program to life. 

Scotiabank is contributing $225,000 over the next three years for a new program providing LGBTQI2S youth with the mental health supports and education and employment training necessary to: 

  • return to school, 
  • pursue higher education or trades training, 
  • or enter the workforce with the skills necessary to succeed. 

ScotiaRISE, is a 10-year, $500 million commitment to help individuals, households, communities, and economies thrive under a range of circumstances. By supporting the education and employment goals of LGBTQI2S youth, Scotiabank is ensuring brighter futures for the youth we serve.

“We are thrilled to have support from Scotiabank that will provide LGBTQI2S Youth with the skills to build economic resilience in an identity-affirming environment. We are looking forward to designing new programs to provide youth with all the supports they need on their education and employment journey,” states Carol Osler, Executive Director, Friends of Ruby.

We look forward to working with LGBTQI2S youth to build brighter futures.

Thank you Scotiabank!