We’re proud to recognize Corus Entertainment, CIBC and TD Financial as Kids Up Front Foundation National Partners.
Corus Entertainment is a founding partner of Kids Up Front Foundation. Today, Corus Entertainment sponsors public service announcements on local radio stations in each Kids Up Front city and provides office space for Kids Up Front Foundations in Calgary and Toronto.
Kids Up Front Foundation is pleased to announce our expanded partnership with CIBC. Beginning this fall, CIBC Theatre for All will be offered by each of the four Kids Up Front Foundations located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. Prior to 2011, CIBC Theatre for All was unique to Calgary and Edmonton. Through expanding CIBC Theatre for All, CIBC becomes Kids Up Front Foundation’s primary corporate partner in promoting arts education beyond the classroom. Together, CIBC, Kids Up Front Foundation and regional community arts partners, enhance the potential to stimulate our community’s most vulnerable young people; reach future arts professionals, and; ignite the passion that can inspire a life-long connection with the arts.
“CIBC and its employees are pleased to support the national expansion of the Theatre for All program,” says Richard Nesbitt, Senior Executive Vice-President, CIBC and Group Head, Wholesale, International and Technology and Operations. “Our support for Kids Up Front Foundation is made possible through our CIBC employees, who each year donate their fees and commissions on the first Wednesday in December as part of CIBC Miracle Day. We are proud to have invested in more than 400 children’s charities last year to help make a difference for kids in need.”
TD will provide 8,000 children from 500 social service agencies in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver with a musical experience to enhance lifelong learning opportunities and inspiration that normally would not be available to them. As a result of participating in this project, children will establish relationships between music and education that will inspire, challenge and entertain. Through TD presents Noteworthy access to music for children & youth we have the potential to reach future performers and ignite the creative spark that can lead kids to a life connected with music for life.
“TD Bank Group is pleased to be working with Kids Up Front providing young people in our community access to a variety of events, activities and cultural performances. Together we are making a difference by ensuring that empty seats become a kid’s opportunity.”