TORONTO, Ontario – September 27, 2022 – After a severe tropical storm impacted five provinces in Eastern Canada this past weekend, Toyota has announced it is donating $100,000 to Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts in affected communities.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI), Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) and Toyota Financial Services (TFS) are making the combined donation to the Canadian Red Cross.
The Canadian Red Cross is currently on the ground and working closely with community leaders to provide emergency humanitarian assistance, including supportive services such as shelter, food and clothing, and emotional support for those coping with loss.
“The thoughts of the entire Toyota family are with our fellow Canadians in the affected provinces – including our customers, dealers, employees and communities - as they come together to overcome this historic disaster,” said Larry Hutchinson, President and CEO of TCI. “We feel it’s important to support the recovery efforts of organizations like the Canadian Red Cross as they work to provide shelter, essential resources and other supports for people who’ve been affected by this natural disaster.”
“When we saw the devastation caused by hurricane Fiona, we knew we had to help,” said Frank Voss, President of TMMC. “Toyota has a connection to all of Canada and our thoughts are with the people in the communities who have been hit hardest by this extreme weather.”
“With the Canadian Red Cross’ boots-on-the-ground approach, we know they’re the right organization to help the affected communities as quickly as possible,” said Darren Cooper, President and CEO of TFS. “It’s a long road ahead but, with the collective efforts and support of Canadians from coast to coast to coast, we know our friends near Atlantic Canada will make a full recovery.”
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over six million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than nine million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid, as well as Lexus NX 250, NX 350 and NX 350h hybrid. The company has sold more than 19 million electrified vehicles worldwide and is the number one seller of electrified vehicles in Canada.
About Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada:
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) manufactures the Toyota RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX and RX Hybrid, and Lexus NX and NX hybrid at three manufacturing facilities in Ontario. TMMC is the most awarded auto plant in the Americas and the second most awarded plant globally. It employs approximately 8,500 Canadians, has the capacity to produce more than 500,000 vehicles annually and has been Canada’s highest volume automotive manufacturer over the past five years.
About Toyota Financial Services / Toyota Credit Canada Inc.
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) / Toyota Credit Canada Inc. (TCCI) provides retail, leasing and wholesale financial services to Toyota and Lexus dealerships and customers across Canada. TFS is part of the worldwide financial services group, Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFSC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan with the Canadian operation headquarters in Markham, Ontario.