Valérie Picher

Valérie Picher

Valérie joined TD Bank Group in May 2013 and serves as AVP in Community Relations.

She helps to oversee one of the largest corporate donations budget in Canada, which supports more than 2,500 NGOs, universities, colleges and arts organizations every year. TD invests in communities to make a positive impact where it does business and where our customers, clients and employees live and work. In 2016, TD donated over $100MM to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, focus areas include Education and Financial Literacy, Opportunities for Youth and the Environment. This also includes TD’s support for Children’s Literacy, Arts and Culture, and Music with a strong focus on Diversity throughout. The Community Relations team also leads Employee Volunteerism programs and executes the national TD United Way Employee Giving Campaign.

After graduating the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Valérie began her career in politics. She’s served 8 different Cabinet Ministers at the federal and provincial levels over a period of 15 years starting as a receptionist and working her way up through the ranks as a political policy advisor, press secretary, and director of communications. In the final 6 years of her political career, she served as Chief of Staff for 2 Cabinet Ministers under the McGuinty/Wynne governments.

Outside of work, Valérie loves to spend time with her husband and young daughter and also serves as a volunteer board member with Community Living Toronto and Ophea.