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Our goal is to have a meaningful, positive and measureable impact on society, the environment and the economy. RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships, environmental initiatives and employee volunteer activities.


At RBC, we make it a priority to help young people reach their full potential. Our employees are passionate about volunteering their time and energy to help provide the support and opportunities needed by today’s youth. Whether it’s to help open doors, overcome ill health or disadvantage, or simply to realise their ambition, RBC is here to support youth to create a more positive future.

RBC Race for the Kids

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This inclusive 5km fun run is part of a series of RBC Race for the Kids events that spans the globe in aid of a local children's charity in each location.

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RBC has been the title sponsor of RBC Race for the Kids, London, since 2010 and has raised over £2.2 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital. In 2016, more than 7,500 people were in attendance, 1,800 of which were part of Team RBC.

In Luxembourg, over 3,000 runners have taken part in RBC Race for the Kids raising over €130,000 for the Kannerhaus Jean Therapy Centre. This Red Cross youth project supports families with children suffering from behaviour and psychological disorders.

RBC Trade for the Kids

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In February 2017, London’s Global Markets team staged their own RBC Trade for the Kids resulting in a donation of £450,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, Ronald McDonald House and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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This highly engaging charity trading day was first hosted in 2015 at the New York office of RBC by the Equities team; raising $1 million for local youth charities.


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Through SportsAid, RBC supports 50 young athletes every year who represent the future of British sporting talent.

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SportsAid - a UK National Charity - was established in 1976 to ensure that promising athletes get the support they need, at the right time, from the governing bodies of more than 60 disciplines. Each sport nominates its most promising young competitors to the charity once a year for financial support. Its patron is Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge.

RBC Academy & Workshops

The RBC Academy is an initiative that provides the opportunity for a limited number of talented students to pursue their interest in a career in banking during their final year of school.

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The programme is designed to broaden our diversity offering whilst providing a unique learning and development opportunity for talented students based in inner-city London.

RBC is the sole sponsor of musical workshops at the concert hall, Philharmonie Luxembourg. Over a dozen types of workshop have been designed in five languages specifically for young people up to the age of 29.


At RBC, we are acutely aware of mankind’s dependence on the planet’s natural resources and the vital role we must all play in safeguarding our environment. RBC awards substantial grants to environmental charities while staff form volunteer groups to protect and nurture waterways and green spaces.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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RBC’s Show Garden, appearing in 2017 for the seventh year at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show won the highly coveted gold medal.

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Led by Charlotte Harris, the RBC Garden drew inspiration from Canada’s boreal forest and waterways. Following the Show, the RBC Garden was relocated to the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust’s (WWT) Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire. WWT was the first beneficiary in the British Isles of an RBC Blue Water Project grant.

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RBC Blue Water Project

The RBC Blue Water Project is a historic, wide-ranging, C$50 million 10-year global commitment to help protect the world’s most precious natural resource: fresh water.

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RBC employee volunteers join forces with charity partners to work on a diverse range of local projects.

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Investing in the arts is a long-standing priority at RBC. We believe the arts play an important role in building vibrant communities and strong economies. We support organisations and artists across a range of genres – including music, visual arts, theatre and film – to help enrich our communities, promote cross-cultural exchange of ideas, and develop talent among emerging artists.

The Old Vic

RBC is committed to promoting and investing in the arts as it recognizes the integral role it plays in local communities.

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As Principal Partner of The Old Vic, RBC enables this iconic theatre in London to deliver more daring, ambitious productions than ever before. It also celebrates the theatre’s historical Canadian links - the late Canadian businessman and philanthropist Ed Mirvish, who saved the theatre in 1982.

British Film Festival

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RBC is proud to be a main sponsor of the BFI London Film Festival. The festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s best film festivals.

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The partnership between RBC and BFI is in keeping with our commitment to the arts globally, both through charitable giving and its sponsorships of the Toronto International Film Festival, Masterpiece London, The Old Vic and Art Toronto.


Now in its fourth year as principle sponsor of Masterpiece London, RBC is proud to partner with one of the most prestigious gatherings of art collectors, exhibitors and curators from around the world, reflecting our passion for the arts and our ambition to provide new perspective for all.


As part of our mission to help clients thrive and communities prosper, RBC fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion in our workplace and promotes diversity in our communities.

RBC Pride

RBC Pride is a support and networking group in the UK and Channel Islands for LGBT employees and their friends.

RBC RWomen

RBC RWomen is an informal, employee-led network dedicated to fostering the development and career aspirations of women.

RBC Multicultural Employee Alliance (MEA)

RBC MEA promotes and recognizes the different cultural perspectives and backgrounds of employees, clients and other groups.

RBC RFuture

RBC RFuture engages a diverse community dedicated to the professional development, enrichment and connection of the next generation of leaders at RBC.

By creating a firm-wide dialogue, we are able to tap into the incredible talent at RBC and through that we hope to inspire people to question the status quo and innovate.

Other Diversity Partners

Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum
Women in Banking & Finance
Women’s Executive Network
Working Families
Workplace Gender Equality


For those that enjoy keeping fit as well as fundraising for good causes, RBC proudly sponsors running and cycling events for participants ranging from young enthusiasts to seasoned professionals.

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

RBC is proud to be the official title sponsor for the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon (‘Royal Parks Half’). More

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The Royal Parks Half follows a stunning 13.1 mile autumnal route through London's magnificent Royal Parks and past many of the capital's world-famous landmarks. Over the last six years, the Royal Parks Half has raised more than £18 million for 559 charities.

RBC Cycling

RBC is the proud title sponsor of the RBC V Series, an innovative corporate team cycling challenge which takes place in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf business district.

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The first RBC V series event was held in 2015 with teams of eight riders competing against the clock on a closed-road circuit.

RBC i-Care

RBC i-Care is an employee-led support and information network for working parents and care-givers, providing the ‘human touch’ through networking forums and events.