- Hurricane Relief
CIBC continues to make disaster relief the top priority on our corporate social responsibility agenda, particularly in light of the devastation wrought by hurricanes throughout the region since 2004. These left an indelible mark on hundreds of Caribbean communities. We can think of no better way to fulfill our responsibility to our Caribbean communities who so desperately need to return to a normal way of life following a trying hurricane season or other calamitous event.
- Environmental Art Installation
During July 2014, together with our partners, The Future Centre Trust, CIBC Caribbean initiated a project that saw the transformation of the large retaining wall near the Baobab Tower located at Warrens in Barbados into an environmental education mural, made up entirely of tiles.
This very high profile art installation completely changed the look of the Warrens area. The mural is a colourful, 4500 sq ft mosaic covering the wall in front of CIBC Caribbean, running down to the baobab tree.... starting at the gate beside the Michael Mansoor Building. The mural is designed not only to beautify the area and become a tourist attraction, but to be an attraction for school children across Barbados.
It contains valuable information about preserving the environment and the unique considerations of those living in small island states such as Barbados.
The Future Centre Trust is a charitable Non Governmental Organisation which focuses on the environment of Barbados and its resources and methods by which the community can take a greater role in conserving and preserving these resources for now and future generations. Click here to learn more about their amazing projects.
The Regional Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Programme (REAP) was formed in 2010 by YEA! (Youth Equipped to Achieve!). The FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation joined the group of benefactors in 2018. The bank’s developmental investment will stretch the programme’s reach to Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts & Nevis.
REAP is an agri-preneurship programme which focuses on organic agriculture and promotes wellness through prevention and healthy lifestyle. The physical, psychological, aesthetic, and other values of gardening are promoted among youth to engender healthy living as early as possible.
REAP has grown from one school in 2010 to 43 primary and secondary schools to date.