November 13, 2015 10:51 ET

DRESS FOR SUCCESS Toronto Is Pleased to Announce Their New Multi-Year Sponsorship With BMO Capital Markets to Support Women in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2015) - In an effort to support Canadian women from all walks of life, Dress for Success Toronto is pleased to announce a new partnership with BMO Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of BMO Financial Group. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting the independence of economically disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in the workplace, and in life.

BMO Capital Markets and Dress for Success Toronto are embarking on a multi-year partnership to support clients in Toronto to build confidence by providing some unique experiences with the leadership within the bank. In addition to participating in the annual suit drive and fundraising gala, BMO employees will meet with Dress for Success Toronto clients through the ASPIRE program, a positive and encouraging mentoring program that helps prepare women for the workplace.

"We can customize our approach with BMO employees and our clients in an incredibly personal way," Andrea Elliott, a Dress for Success Fundraising Board Member, remarked about the multi-year relationship with an outstanding community-focused banking leader.

"Creating and nurturing a diverse workplace is at the core of our values at BMO Capital Markets," said Patrick Cronin, President and Chief Operating Officer, BMO Capital Markets, who led the initiative. "We're proud to be partnering with Dress for Success Toronto and supporting their efforts to help women in our community find fulfilling employment," he added.

This collaboration will continue to drive grassroots results in changing the lives of women throughout the Greater Toronto area. Through their involvement with Dress for Success Toronto, BMO Capital Markets is supporting programs that respond to the needs of women and increase the awareness of these causes in those communities. This commitment will promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women as BMO supports Dress for Success Toronto clients over the next three years.

To learn more about Dress for Success, visit: http://www.dressforsuccess.org


Dress for Success Worldwide is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women located in more than 144 cities across 22 countries. The professional clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support that Dress for Success provides their clients symbolizes faith in every woman's ability to be self-sufficient and successful in her career.

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