Presented to Caribbean organizations / institutions that have achieved outstanding success, or Canadian organizations / institutions, that have contributed significantly to the Caribbean (West Indian) or brought to prominence issues which affect the Region.

Ryerson University

Ryerson University

Ryerson University is Canada's leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to 28,000 students, including 2,000 master's and PhD students, nearly 2,700 tenured and tenure-track faculty and staff, and more than 130,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past four years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada's leading provider of university-based adult education. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca

Gap Adventures

Gap Adventures

Gap Adventures offers the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions to more than 100 countries. As a world leader in adventure travel, we believe that every one of our trips represents an opportunity to experience something unique and memorable. That’s why we’re constantly seeking new ways to bring you face to face with the world’s most fascinating cultures, landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wildlife in a genuine and sustainable way.

Our small group adventures are all about active cultural exploration: getting away from the tourist crowds, embracing the unexpected and creating opportunities for unique experiences. Join us and discover the safety, security and convenience of travelling with a group of like-minded people from all over the world.

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada

At Royal Bank we are extremely proud of our history and of the contributions of many generations of Royal bankers who have demonstrated a strong esprit de corps both within the bank and the communities that they served.

As early as 1875 the Halifax Chronicle saw vast potential in the upstart Merchants' Bank of Halifax (later renamed The Royal Bank of Canada in 1901) and publicly noted the bank's impressive ability to remain "always moving, alive and active." Willing to test the outer limits of the Canadian banking consensus, Royal Bank's evolution from a small regional bank into a national institution is attributed to the strength of its people and to its bold strategies tempered by the required caution.

The history of Royal Bank closely parallels the evolution of Canada from growth to maturity. Whether opening a branch at the "end of steel" in support of emerging communities alongside Canada's fledgling national railway, or aggressively pursuing new e-commerce delivery channels, Royal Bank has always anticipated and responded to the needs of Canadians

RBC provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate, investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis. RBC employs more than 80,000 full and part-time employees who serve more than 18 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 53 other countries.

Project Advancement Childhood Education (P.A.C.E)

Project Advancement Childhood Education (P.A.C.E)

The Project For Advancement Of Childhood Education (P.A.C.E.) (Canada) is a Federally chartered non-profit organization founded in 1987 by Dr. Mavis Burke, Ph.D., O.ONT. to support Jamaican Basic (pre-schools) Schools in their cause to provide the best education possible for children in their early years. Since its inception, P.A.C.E has expanded operations to include programs supporting Canadian children, as well as college students pursuing degrees in Early Childhood Education.

P.A.C.E is continually raising awareness on child care and children rights in both Canada and Jamaica through community partnerships, educational and other support programs. Our focus is on needy or disadvantaged children, ensuring they have access to the educational materials, nutrition, technology and healthy environment, essential for them to compete in this global and digital economy.
Support for these programs is mainly through the dedication and effort of our members, volunteers and individuals like you who are committed to giving back to and supporting communities and children in need.

We recognize the importance of the early years in the process of child development. Therefore, our goal is to be responsive, mobilizing and supporting community efforts to provide a positive learning environment for young children by facilitating parent and teacher education and providing practical forms of assistance for the learning context.
We help to ensure that the children get the best possible nutrition, educational and developmental programs. We feel this will reduce social and economic disparities, as well as provide the best opportunity for the children to compete in the global economy.

Scotiabank

Scotiabank

The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) opened for business in 1832 in Halifax, Nova Scotia to support the thriving trans-Atlantic trade between Britain, North America and the West Indies. Agents were quickly assigned to New York, Boston and London, providing an early indication of the Bank's global aspirations. Scotiabank paid its first dividend to shareholders a year later - the first in an unbroken history of dividend payments that continues to this day.

By the late 1800s, the Bank had expanded internationally to the United States and Jamaica. And by the early 1900s, a coast-to-coast Canadian branch network had been established - an expansion accelerated by amalgamations with four banks between 1882 and 1919.

Since that time, Scotiabank has substantially grown its international presence and, today, is Canada's most international bank. The Bank also diversified its Canadian operations through major acquisitions, including investment dealers and trust companies, and expansion into new products and services to meet the needs of our customers.

Record of Success
At Scotiabank, we define "success" in broad terms, incorporating and balancing the interests of all of our major stakeholders. This means excelling in customer satisfaction, providing rewarding careers for our employees, contributing to the well-being of the communities we serve and, of course, creating solid, long-term value for our shareholders.
The Scotiabank Group's commitment to success is second to none and we've delivered excellent results in many areas. The Bank has been recognized as a leader in many categories, achieving numerous "firsts" in Canada and around the world.

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