One For Youth contest deadline is Nov. 6

Up to $15,000 up for grabs for not-for-profits and schools.

Only a few days remain for not-for-profit organizations, elementary and high schools to submit their projects to the One for Youth program. Each recipient could receive up to $15,000 in financial support from the sponsor National Bank of Canada. Entries must be submitted via the online application form available at www.nbc.ca/committees by 5 p.m. Nov. 6.

In total, an additional $1 million in financial support will be awarded to projects that meet the One for Youth program’s pillars: entrepreneurial spirit, health and wellness, and education. The Bank has earmarked $12 million for youth in the past five years.

Once the application period is closed, projects will be judged by a regional committee, made up of local National Bank executives and key community figures.

Since the program’s first edition, 14 organizations in B.C. have been able to carry out inspiring initiatives and reach more than 3,280 young people, who have gained confidence, pride and self-esteem.

With $216 billion in assets as at July 31, 2015, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups with more than 20,000 employees.