CWB Financial Group recently announced that all locations across Canada, including Motive Financial, will be closed on Friday, July 17 to thank employees for their extraordinary efforts to support clients and one another in response to COVID-19. Motive Financial will reopen on Monday, July 20 at 7 a.m. MT.
“Our people have absolutely stepped up these past few months and this day is a sincere expression of our gratitude,” said Chris Fowler, CWB’s president and CEO. “The health, safety and perspectives of our people and our clients have underpinned every pandemic response decision we’ve made. An extra long weekend over the summer is a natural extension of other initiatives we’ve put in place to put our people first including flexible work arrangements until at least October of this year, virtual mental health information and programming, and additional recognition for client-facing employees.”
“I’m incredibly proud of how our teams quickly mobilized to reach out to clients to provide advice, support and solutions for those experiencing financial uncertainty due to the impact of COVID-19,” added Stephen Murphy, CWB’s executive vice president of banking. “Our clients have overwhelmingly told us how much they value the proactive support they’ve received. I thank our clients for their continued partnership, as well as their support in acknowledging our team members through this ‘Day of Thanks’ and the sincere sense of appreciation it represents.”