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Donation will help support those in rural or under-served communities who are struggling with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and behavioral challenges.

HALIFAX, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, mental health services have seen a significant increase in the number of people reaching out for support, as many try and cope with fear, stress and anxiety.

Today, TD Bank Group (TD) is proud to announce a $100,000 donation, through the TD Ready Commitment, to the Strongest Families Institute in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The funds will provide immediate and longer-term mental health support services to children, youth, adults and families in rural or under-resourced communities, who are struggling with anxiety, depression and behavioral challenges.

"In recent weeks, the people of Nova Scotia have navigated through unimaginable tragedy and we recognize the importance of organizations who provide those who may be struggling with the ability to reach out for help and support," said Jenn Auld, Vice President Atlantic Canada, TD Canada Trust. "We are proud to support the Strongest Families Institute, who are providing the critical mental health resources and care that people need, during this challenge and unprecedented time."

TD's purpose is to enrich the lives of our customers, colleagues and communities, and in this time of crisis it is integral to stand together and help those organizations who deliver the services and support that our communities need to help overcome challenges, today and into the future.

About the TD Ready Commitment

TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. As part of its corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment, TD is targeting CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through the TD Ready Commitment, TD aspires to link its business, philanthropy and human capital to help people feel more confident - not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, 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 branches and serves over 26 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 13 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.5 trillion in assets on January 31, 2020. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

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