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BMO interns across North America rally for Enterprise Campus Day of Caring

August 4, 2023 | Culture

BMO internships give high-achieving young people the opportunity to gain real world experience at a top ten North American bank. An important part of that experience is learning how our Purpose, Boldly the Grow the Good in business and life, mobilizes BMO colleagues to drive progress in the communities where we live and work. 

Last week, interns from BMO’s class of 2023 put our Purpose into action by volunteering for Enterprise Campus Day of Caring. Nearly 400 interns from across North America took part in 27 different volunteering initiatives, including park clean-ups, gardening, sorting donations, and meal preparation.  

The biggest hub of activity was First Canadian Place, which saw a team of 65 summer students donate and pack school supplies for the Boys & Girls Club, then participate in a simulation exercise that gave them new empathy for the struggles of people living below the poverty line.

“We are hugely proud of our culture of volunteering at BMO. Last year, employees dedicated more than 42,000 hours to charitable causes. Campus Day of Caring allows our interns to experience BMO’s community spirit and make their own lasting impact for underserved groups in our communities.” 

– Karen Collins
Chief Talent Officer

Over the course of Enterprise Campus Day of Caring, our teams of hardworking interns made a tangible difference for their community partners, including: 

  • Packing more than 265 school supplies bags packed for the Boys & Girls Club  
  • Removing more than 800 pieces of litter from parks  
  • Harvesting 10 gardens  
  • Sorting through hundreds of donations of food and clothing 
  • Baking 240 desserts and making 40 lunches 

Camille Drolet, a Summer Intern with Digital Investing Sales & Service Business Operations, found the experience both enlightening and energizing. “Having a day dedicated to giving back built into BMO’s internship program really proves that BMO is dedicated to putting its purpose into action,” she says. “Being here today has motivated me to continue looking for ways to give back in my own community.”

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