TD Bank Group to support the Global Pluralism Award over the next 10 years

$1 Million contribution from TD BANK supports the building of more inclusive societies where diversity is valued and protected.

OTTAWA, CANADA, February 7, 2023 – The Global Centre for Pluralism is honoured to announce that TD Bank Group has committed to support its Global Pluralism Award over the next 10 years with a generous contribution of CAD 1 million. With this support, the Award will continue to advance inspiring and innovative examples from around the world of efforts to build societies where differences are valued and inequalities are addressed.

Presented every other year to individuals, organisations, governments and businesses from around the world, the Global Pluralism Award recognizes the people behind pluralism. Often operating under circumstances of conflict or crisis, and tackling some of the most intractable pluralism challenges, the laureates’ initiatives are exemplars of courage and creativity.

“The stories of our Global Pluralism Award recipients are powerful. They are living proof that taking genuine action towards pluralism is not only possible; it is in all our hands. We deeply appreciate that TD Bank Group believes so strongly in the Award’s vision and has committed to support the ongoing sustainability and success of this flagship program,” Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism

“We are proud to support the Global Centre for Pluralism through their Award program, which highlights efforts to build more tolerant and diverse societies,” said Riaz Ahmed, President and CEO, TD Securities.  

Since the Award’s inception in 2016, 30 initiatives from across 25 countries have been recognized, including those working towards citizenship rights for minority communities in Kenya, empowering youth to be agents of change in Myanmar and advocating for the rights of victims of violence in Colombia.

Following a rigorous review process, an independent, international jury selects the finalists of the Global Pluralism Award. The next ten finalists of the Award will be announced in the fall of 2023, with three winners receiving CAD 50,000 each and in-kind support to further their work in support of pluralism.

Calina Ellwand,
Senior Manager, Communications and Public Affairs, Global Centre for Pluralism
[email protected]

About the Global Centre for Pluralism
The Award is conferred by the Global Centre for Pluralism, an independent, charitable organization founded by His Highness the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada. The Centre works with policy leaders, educators and community builders around the world to amplify and implement the transformative power of pluralism. To learn more, visit

About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by assets and serves over 27 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance Canada; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; Wealth Management and Insurance, including TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 15 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.9 trillion in assets on October 31, 2022. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.