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Questrade invests in kindness with donation to Food Banks Canada

--Online financial services leader helps Canadian families in need with annual donation and announces new 2019 initiative --

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the spirit of the season, Questrade has announced a donation of the equivalent of 250,000 meals to Food Banks Canada on behalf of Questrade customers and employees, as part of its annual campaign to help Canadian families in need across the country. 

/EIN News/ -- Beginning in 2019, Questrade is launching a new program, where it will donate the equivalent of three meals (a day of meals) to Food Banks Canada for every new account opened.

“While continuing our annual seasonal tradition, we recognize that many Canadians need help to meet their basic daily needs all year,” explains Edward Kholodenko, president and CEO, Questrade. “We strongly believe in supporting our fellow citizens, neighbours and friends and upholding our mission to improve the lives of Canadians.  We’re fortunate to be able to support those who turn to a food bank each month in our community, many of whom are children, which is why we are also increasing our support year round. There is no more important investment than the one we make in one another.”

“Questrade has been a wonderful partner of ours for the past three years, helping to provide meals to Canadians struggling with hunger,” says Chris Hatch, CEO, Food Banks Canada.  “We’re pleased to deepen our relationship into 2019 with this new commitment.  Food security is an ongoing, year-round issue and we appreciate Questrade’s foresight to help Canadians beyond the traditional giving season.”

Every month, 860,000 Canadians need the help of a food bank and one third of those are children.  As a proudly Canadian company with a longstanding commitment to philanthropy, Questrade understands the attention this merits and has chosen to embody the greatest value of its home country -- caring for one another -- with the announcement of its new initiative for 2019.

Questrade encourages Canadians to join them in donating to their local food bank at www.foodbankscanada.ca.

About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada supports a unique network of over 3,000 food-related organizations in every province and territory that assists more than 860,000 Canadians each month. Together the network shares over 200 million pounds of essential, safe, quality food annually, provides social programs that help to foster self-sufficiency, and advocates for policy change that will help create a Canada where no one goes hungry. For more information visit www.foodbankscanada.ca. Follow Food Banks Canada at Facebook.com/FoodBanksCanada and Twitter @FoodBanksCanada.

About Questrade, Inc.
Questrade (www.questrade.com) is Canada’s fastest growing online brokerage that is changing the Canadian financial services industry by leveraging technology to lower fees, and providing a viable alternative to traditional financial investment options, thereby allowing Canadians to Keep More of their Money.  As a leader and innovator in fintech, Questrade is a trusted ally that advocates for consumers, focused on improving value. 

With 19 years of challenging the status quo as Canada's leading, non-bank online brokerage, more than $8 billion in assets, account protection of up to $10 million and more than 50,000 accounts opened every year, Questrade and its affiliated companies provide financial products and services:  securities, foreign currency investment, and online wealth management.  Questrade has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the seventh year in a row, achieving Platinum status and most recently, it was named as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ for 2018.  For more information visit www.questrade.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter @Questrade. 

Questrade, Inc. is a registered investment dealer, a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF).

For more information, visuals, or to arrange an interview or in-studio segment with Questrade president and CEO, Edward Kholodenko or Food Banks Canada CEO, Chris Hatch please contact Susan Willemsen or Briana Le Goaix at The Siren Group Inc. Tel: 416-461-5270. Email: susan@thesirengroup.com or briana@thesirengroup.com
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