QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great pride and
enthusiasm that SSQ Financial Group was awarded a prize at the GoodLife
Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Summit on November 27, 2013 for
its many initiatives to promote health and wellness in the workplace.
An innovative view of health in the workplace
The GoodLife Fitness organization recognized the many initiatives put
forward by SSQ Financial Group for achieving excellence in health and
wellness in the workplace. The Group has decided to develop and
implement an ambitious program that offers innovative and affordable
solutions tailored to the needs of different customers and employees.
The company offers all employees a wide range of promotional and health
prevention activities aimed at a healthy lifestyle, psychological
health, work-life balance and sound management practices through the HealthWise Program.
"This distinction is tangible proof that the implementation of a healthy
workplace environment, conducive to good physical and psychological
health and the fulfilment of every employee is at the core of SSQ
Financial Group's concerns and values not only as an employer but also
as a health insurer," said SSQ Financial Group's CEO Mr. René Hamel.
All the Group employees are actively involved in the activities offered
by the HealthWise program and have adopted healthier lifestyles. The massive employee
participation in the SSQ Quebec City Marathon is another great example.
Each year, more than 500 staff members and their families take up the
challenge and participate in the marathon in the name of health.
It should be noted that since 2009, SSQ Financial Group has qualified
for the Healthy Enterprise standard, which aims to make and maintain sustainable health
improvements in order to provide a healthy work environment. The Group
received the Canada Award for Excellence, Gold award - Healthy
Workplace in 2012.
A word about the GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Summit
The GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Summit is a national
event organized by GoodLife Fitness, the largest Canadian franchise of
fitness centres. The GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership
Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate continuous improvements
in areas related to fitness, activity, nutrition, education and
employee behavioral changes. The goal is to celebrate initiatives
demonstrated by organizations, regardless of size and industry, in
order to provide examples so that others may learn and integrate
innovative practices leading to a healthier and more productive
About SSQ Financial Group
With over $3 billion in annual revenue and over $10 billion in assets
under management, SSQ Financial Group is a leading mutual diversified
financial institution in Canada.
The Group serves over one million clients and provides jobs to over
1,900 employees. SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., the Group's
principal company, is recognized as a leader in the group insurance
industry and as an expert in the investment and retirement sector. SSQ
Financial Group is also a rising star in home and auto insurance (SSQ
General Insurance Company Inc.) and individual insurance with its new
subsidiary, SSQ Insurance Company Inc.
For more information, please visit ssq.ca.
SOURCE: SSQ FINANCIAL GROUP
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