The Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, alongside Dame Julia Cleverdon and a team of executives, recently launched his Canadian Responsible Business Network (PCRBN), a national business-led initiative to advance youth employment. Led by founding partners George Weston Ltd., KPMG, RBC and Scotiabank, the new network is working in Canadian neighbourhoods facing severe social and economic challenges. The official launch took place on Oct. 15, 2014, at a dinner hosted at RBC Plaza in Toronto. In a video message recorded specially for the occasion, the Prince of Wales expressed his advocacy for strengthening these communities with Seeing Is Believing, a learning program he designed to enable Canadian business leaders to create opportunities for disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Event attendees included senior business executives representing PCRBN’s founding partners and Dame Julia Cleverdon, and the Prince’s special advisor on responsible business, who travelled from London for the event.
Photos: 1. Melissa Grelo, co-host of CTV’s The Social, and Michelle Zerillo-Sosa, co-founder of Dolce Media Group 2. Matthew Rowe, director of operations and partnerships at Prince’s Charities Canada; Justin Fogarty, barrister and solicitor and vice-chair of the Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur Program (POE); His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada; Her Excellency Sharon Johnston; Leendert Bolle, former member of the Canadian Forces and founder of Hero Dehydrated Dog Treats Inc.; Matt Gillmore, former member of the Canadian Forces and computer software engineer and project manager; Chris Goodhew, Canadian Forces officer; Hilary Weston, former lieutenant-governor of Ontario and chair of the POE Advisory Council; Galen Weston Sr., executive chairman of George Weston Ltd.; and Amanda Sherrington, president of Prince’s Charities Canada