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  • Worktime, primetime, show time!

    ​Cody Strass, Workplace Assistant, is famous throughout the halls at ATB Place in downtown Edmonton for his moonwalk. Now worktime Cody is going primetime Cody. He’s the subject of a new documentary called Employment Matters Too.

  • Celebrating Teddy for a Toonie

    ​ATB Financial set a one million dollar goal for the 2015 Teddy for a Toonie campaign. We may have missed that mark, but we sure aren't ashamed of the $928,000 total from our annual province-wide fundraising campaign.

  • Walking the walk

    ​If you’ve walked down Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary recently, you may have noticed a ‘rainbow brick road’ has appeared in front of the ATB Financial building. We call it the Pride Walk.

  • Food banking

    ​Having more customers is usually a good thing. Except when you are a food bank. High demand at Edmonton's Food Bank has prompted ATB Financial to launch a foodbanking initiative.

  • ATB calls out exceptional non-profits in Alberta

    ​The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) has big plans to beef up its call centre, thanks to a recent grant from ATB Financial. CPAA was one of five recipients of a $20,000 Time to Think grant, awarded this spring.

  • ATB launches Canada’s first Pride MasterCard®

    ​We’re excited to announce the official release of our new Pride MyPic MasterCard that allows Albertans to show their support for the LGBTQ community.

  • Vaughn knows what he nose

    ​Vaughn sees the world with his nose. ATB Financial’s favourite black lab  is a Dogs With Wings dog being trained and socialized by ATB Financial President & CEO Dave Mowat.

  • ATB marks Pink Shirt Day

    ​At ATB Financial, we believe that bullying should never be a part of growing up, and should never be part of any workplace. On February 25, we invited our team members, customers, and all Albertans to lead the charge against bullying by wearing pink.

  • The story of one Empower U graduate

    ​We'd like to introduce you to Yadira Gonzalez, an inspiring graduate of Empower U, a financial literacy program ATB Financial is proud to support.

  • Showing where we stand: ATB salutes those who serve Canada

    ​Tonight, we are lighting our downtown Edmonton headquarters in red and white—the colours of the Canadian flag—to honour those who put themselves in harm’s way to serve and protect our country.

  • We did it!

    The lights will go all the way to the top of ATB Place tonight - to signify and celebrate the news that we have met our United Way fundraising goal.
  • ATB honoured for its support of Ducks Unlimited

    ATB has won a prestigious award for its unique sponsorship arrangement with Ducks Unlimited Canada. The award comes from the Clean50 Top 15 Project.
  • Forever green and gold

    ​ATB Place will go green and gold this weekend in celebration of University of Alberta alumni.

  • Albertans donate over $1 million through atbCares.com

    $1,048,278.53. That’s how much Albertans donated through atbCares.com last year.

  • CEO Amanda steals the show!

    ​If you’ve heard the Dave Mowat-ATB Financial radio ads, you know that, well, Dave Mowat typically gets the final word. But this one is a bit different. This one kinda belongs to Amanda Gnenz of St. Albert.

  • Celebrating the success of Teddy for a Toonie

    ​ATB Financial is marking Teddy for a Toonie Celebration Day.   We are shouting from the rooftops that we raised $900,000 during our 2014 campaign.

  • Proud to celebrate Pride

    ​If you’re in Calgary this week, check out the ‘rainbow brick road’ outside ATB Financial on Stephen Avenue. The nearly four foot wide sidewalk decal is a pathway in pride colours leading to the branch.

  • Win tickets to the Edmonton Fringe Festival!

    ATB is giving away four Fringe mini-passes (two on Facebook, two on Twitter). Each mini-pass is good for six tickets. Just tell us your favourite thing do at the Fringe and you’ll be entered.

  • Junior ATB

    ​​The Junior ATB program allows elementary school students to operate their own working branch, complete with help from real ATB associates and regular deposits from their classmates.

  • Financial Literacy 101 comes to Lethbridge College

    For the sixth straight year, ATB Financial is proud to be the lead sponsor of Lethbridge College’s New Student Orientation. Each year, approximately 700 students participate in the event, which engages new students and informs them about campus resources.​
  • ATB receives Tidiness Award for Capital City Clean Up

    What does it take to be really, really, ridiculously good-looking? We’re no Zoolander, but ATB’s participation in the Business Supporting Communities (BSC) program helped us land the Tidiness Award from Edmonton’s Communities in Bloom.​

  • Camp fYrefly youth get a lesson in financial finesse

    A little sound financial advice can go a long way, and that’s what we’re banking on for a special group of kids. ATB Financial recently held financial literacy workshops for youth attending this year’s Camp fYrefly in Edmonton and Calgary.​

  • Alberta Flood: ATB boosts spirits in Bragg Creek

    Lisa Johnston from the ATB Financial Agency in Bragg Creek shares her community's experience with flooding—and a fun weekend that followed.​

  • Pinkest little place in the west

    They’re heroes of the great west. They’re riding into town. And they’re doing it all in pink. Join us as we saddle up for the Wild Pink Yonder—a trail ride of 30 cowboys and girls travelling to over 20 rural Alberta towns on horseback.​

  • Alberta Flood: 19th of July, High River (Sandy)

    ATB cleanup crews have gotten to say hello and get to know some beautiful people during the flood. Sandy and Greg are among them. Here is a quick update from her from High River.​

  • Eat, shop, drink, and visit: Rediscover Calgary and southern Alberta.

    Don't let the floods sink businesses in Calgary and affected communities. Show your support by shopping in flood-impacted areas this summer.
  • Alberta Flood: To High River, with gloves

    ATBer Paul Norris has shared many flood stories over the past few weeks. Here's his latest: a short and sweet report from the continuing clean-up efforts in High River.​

  • Alberta Flood: A grand Alberta lady

    Barry Strader was one of the ATBers who helped clean up in High River. Here he tells the story of a phone call with the ring of truth.​

  • Alberta Flood: Leaders start little

    Kristen Keller is an ATB customer service representative at our McKenzie Towne branch in southeast Calgary. Yesterday, she and her colleagues welcomed a very special visitor.​

  • Alberta Flood: Toys

    Peggy Garritty was among the group of ATBers who went down last week to High River to help clean up houses. Yesterday, she went back with some new toys rounded up by fellow ATBer, and mom, Stephanie Proseilo.

  • Alberta Flood: Sites of Reality

    Glenn Kubish is ATB's Director of Media & Story. Today he shares his own—what he saw and how he felt helping out with his fellow ATBers in High River. As he writes, it was a surreal experience—and also a very real one.​

  • Alberta Flood: Silver lining

    Cori Morris is a senior talent acquisition specialist with ATB's People & Culture department. With fellow ATBers Shelley Geddes, Gayle Soppit, and Michelle Langford, the four put some people power into the cleanup movement over the weekend.​

  • Alberta Flood: Animal farmer

    Michelle Hebert is an ATB customer service representative in Forestburg, approximately 292 km from Calgary. She has found a way to help other creatures affected by the flood.​

  • Alberta Flood: Open volunteer arms

    Kathryn Fero works as the director of major initiatives in ATB Financial's Retail Financial Services Strategy unit. Like so many others, she kept looking until she found where her help was needed.​

  • Alberta Flood: To air is humane

    Amarjit Rakhra is doubly well known in Calgary. He is the branch manager of ATB Saddleridge and, for 17 years, he has hosted a community cable TV show. When the floods happened, his thoughts turned to action, and that meant hitting the airwaves.

  • Alberta Flood: A friend of a friend of a friend

    After a few days helping in Calgary, we headed out to Bragg Creek Thursday, a town that desperately needed help. We packed our shovels, hammers, crowbars, boots, gloves and masks and aimed for the house of a friend of a friend of a friend.

  • Alberta Flood: Another Day, Another Ton

    Well, progress is being made in Bowness. We have seen the proof in the lower number of homes with piles of garbage out front!​

  • Alberta Flood: Snap, Crackle, Help

    Here are Dan and I in Inglewood, and then we moved on to Erlton. Look at those little helpers who came and gave us refreshments and home made Rice Krispie Squares!

  • Alberta Flood: Want to volunteer? Just walk down a street

    I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer over the last week at a few homes in neighbourhoods devastated by the flood. It’s surreal seeing dumpsters lining the streets and every yard stacked high with belongings and debris from the flood, when just a few blocks away everything is business as usual. ​

  • Alberta Flood: Dear Jon

    Paul Norris introduces us to Rideau Road's Big Jon, whose Calgary spirit didn't let him hit the pillow early Thursday morning before sending a note of thanks to the ATB dumpster crew.​

  • Alberta Flood: Tears and drywall

    In this account of Trudi Chalmers' time helping in the cleanup effort, she nicely makes the point that the water (whether river or tears) don't get the last word. They lead to action.​

  • Alberta Flood: Primed for grime

    Be prepared to get dirty. That's what ATBer Karin Poldaas said in her department's invitation to hundreds of Calgarians on Monday night. Here's Karin's story.

  • Alberta Flood: Fully invested

    Here is the report from the field from Leeann Jarman and Sherri Wright-Schwietz at ATB Investor Services. You will quickly get the sense that for these two, caring means action.​

  • Alberta Flood: Wet books, story of energy

    In this account of the flood cleanup, ATBer Michael Ulrich paints a vivid picture of the unnatural job of removing treasured and prized personal possessions from homes. But it is also an optimistic account.​

  • Alberta Flood: Extra Hands

    In this open letter from Tim Gillespie, Vice President of Corporate Financial Services, you get a glimpse into part of this very human-nature story. And how the ATB family was there for his.​

  • Alberta Flood: Watermark

    Like many Calgarians, ATBer Paul Norris saw in the flood aftermath the opportunity to help fellow citizens. And like many parents, he also saw the chance to give his children a lesson in neighbourhood building.​

  • Grande Prairie celebrates Relay for Life

    On June 14, over 50 ATB associates joined forces to support the Canadian Cancer Society in the 2013 Relay for Life in Grande Prairie. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Cancer Society.

  • Teddy for a Toonie: May 1-31

    Teddy for a Toonie is an annual province-wide fundraising campaign that supports the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. This year, our goal is to raise $800,000 through donations and fundraisers during the month of May.​

  • ATB celebrates Earth Day with renewable energy certificates

    ATB Financial is getting "down to earth" for Earth Day by targeting and reducing the largest contributor to our carbon footprint: energy consumption​

  • Congratulations to the Empower U graduates from Buffalo Sage!

    The Empower U program teaches essential financial literacy skills and includes a 2-to-1 matched savings component. The savings are then used for designated purchases related to improving quality of life or contributing to self-sufficiency.​

  • Celebrating Alberta's stories

    From supporting community events to supporting the provincial economy, ATB is committed to serving Albertans and Alberta businesses. We are pleased to announce the release of our second Corporate Social Responsibility report.​

  • Supporting new immigrants and refugees

    Mark Alison Omar, his wife, and four of their 12 children moved to Edmonton from a refugee camp just over a year ago. Since then, the Somali family has benefited enormously from the Cultural Links program, especially from volunteer Mark Urban and his family.​

  • Giving back to mother nature

    At ATB, we're committed to being greener, and we're working on many smaller projects (and some big ones) to keep the ATB mindset thinking green. Here are just a few examples of what we're contributing to.​

     

  • New playground in low-income Calgary neighbourhood

    Parks help build communities—they are a gathering place where children play and make friends, neighbours connect, and families spend quality time. This summer, we were able to help bring a playground to a low-income neighbourhood in Calgary.

  • Supporting community clean-ups

    This summer, ATB's Edmonton branches are taking part in the city’s Capital City Clean-Up business outreach program. Organizations are matched with not-for-profit groups to clean the area outside their business each week from May to August.​

  • ATB and the Art Gallery of Alberta

    ​We formed a five-year partnership with the AGA in 2010, with the goal of celebrating Alberta art, culture, and history. But unlike many of the organizations listed on the AGA’s sponsor wall, we’ve joined forces with the AGA and initiated exciting programs that have reached out to the whole province.

  • Congratulations to ATB's first YES Program graduate

    Ami Price-Gagnon is the first of six recipients of the ATB Financial Youth Education Support (YES) bursary program to graduate. The YES program provides money, mentorship, and employment opportunities to post-secondary students from government care.​

  • Helping to end homelessness in Calgary: The ATB Social Enterprise Incubator

    In an effort to end homelessness in Calgary, ATB Financial is joining forces with the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), and launching a three year pilot project called the ATB Financial Social Enterprise Incubator.​

  • ATB celebrates Alberta women

    Seven of Alberta's most inspiring women were the stars of a recent reception held at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The Honourable Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta, was among the guests in attendance.

  • Celebrating Earth Day at ATB

    Making environmentally-friendly decisions is an ongoing goal at ATB, but this week, we are stepping up our green initiatives to coincide with Earth Day on Sunday, April 22.​