Making an impact through Spark

Together, we support communities and change lives worldwide.

The light behind Spark

Through volunteering, donating, and corporate matching, employees can make a difference in the lives of thousands. Spark helps employees connect with ScotiaRISE™ partners and over 2 million charities to drive impact and support our core purpose—for every future.  


Employees can track every hour of volunteer time and get up to $1,000 per year to donate back to their charities of choice.

Corporate Matching

Group fundraising efforts can qualify for corporate matching to amplify their impact.


Employees can deepen their community impact by fundraising or making donations to over 2 million charities worldwide.

How far we’ve come

See how employees have made a difference in the lives of thousands


Employee volunteer hours logged.


Causes have received support.

$26.4 million

Raised since the launch of Spark in June 2022.

Why we give back

"Spark is a great way for us to connect with employees who feel passionate about SickKids and showcase some of the great initiatives at the hospital.  We love how it connects Scotiabank employees and empowers them to support causes that touch their hearts."


Diane Armes-Redrupp

Associate Director, 

Corporate Partnerships

SickKids Foundation

"Service is one of our longstanding values at Scotiabank. Yearly, thousands of employees donate their time to support charities and non-profits. Spark mobilizes our employees to give back in ways that are meaningful to them."



Maria Saros

Vice President & Global Head, 

Social Impact


"Habitat for Humanity Canada builds safe and affordable homes through the Every Youth Initiative and provides valuable opportunities for youth to thrive. We are grateful to Scotiabank for sharing in our vision, and for igniting a spirit of volunteerism."



Rachel Brock


Partner Services and Stewardship

Habitat for Humanity Canada

Spark stories

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Why I Give Stories – Brooke Robinson


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Scotiabank boosts employee engagement


People are always looking for a sense of purpose, not only in their personal space but in their professional space.

Scotiabank ignites employees’ charitable giving

Scotiabank has provided a ‘Spark’ to its employees to make charitable donations and support their favourite local and global causes.

Empowering our employees to own their social impact


Our Spark Community engagement platform enables Scotiabankers to support their charities of choice and amplify their impact.

Be the Spark

See what causes our employees are supporting

If you want to know more about Spark or have any questions, contact us