Through our charitable efforts, we strive to be relevant and responsive to the needs of local communities at the grassroots level. We are particularly interested in partnering with non-profit and charitable organizations that empower people with the skills, tools and information to help them become better off.
We focus primarily on children and children’s causes, in the areas of sport, education, health, community development and culture. At Scotiabank, investing in our communities has been always been a focus and, through our community sponsorships we support events and programs that have a meaningful and measurable impact on our communities.
In 2002 the Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Foundation was established, and is dedicated to furthering the cause of community assistance in Trinidad and Tobago. Through synergistic partnerships, the Foundation seeks to be a vehicle for capacity building for communities. In 2008, the Foundation obtained charitable status.
The Patron of the Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Foundation is former First Lady of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Mrs. Zalayhar Hassanali.