Manulife helping Canada Company Connect more Veterans to the Business Community

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada Company will strengthen its innovative Military Employment Transition (MET) Program after receiving a $50,000 donation from Manulife.

The Military Employment Transition (MET) Program helps build stronger connections between Veterans, business and defence leaders at all levels through awareness, education and exchange programs. Since its inception, the MET Program has helped 1,200 veterans find jobs.

"The Military Employment Transition Program is at the forefront of our efforts to bring military tested resources to the offices and boardrooms of companies across the country," said Canada Company President, Angela Mondou. "Thanks to the generous contributions from companies like Manulife, we'll be able to connect even more highly-skilled veterans with top corporations in Canada. "

Canada Company's innovative MET program leverages their unparalleled expertise in employment transitioning to connect Military Veterans, and their spouses with the Canadian business community. Other Canada Company initiatives that connect the Canadian business community to the Canadian military include: the Strategic Knowledge Exchange, the National Transition Symposium and the Canada Company Scholarship Foundation.

"Canadians owe a great deal to those who serve our country in the armed forces," said Donald Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife. "As a gesture of thanks and remembrance, we have created a flag garden in front of our Head Office, and we hope that people will have the opportunity to see this tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice."

To commemorate Veterans' Week, 11,800 Canadian flags have been planted on the front lawn of Manulife's global headquarters in Toronto to honour more than 118,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have fallen in service to Canada during wartime and on peacekeeping missions. The flag garden will remain on display until Wednesday, November 11.

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About Canada Company:
Canada Company is a federally registered charity created in 2006 by Canadian businessman and Honorary Colonel, Blake Goldring M.S.M., LL.D., CFA. With its deep connection to both the military and Canada's business community, Canada Company connects businesses with military tested resources, and provides a seamless transition into the civilian workforce. Canada Company offers the Military Employment Transition - MET Program; hosts the National Transition Symposium and Strategic Knowledge Exchange; and funds Scholarships for children of soldiers killed while serving on an active mission with the Canadian Armed Forces. To learn more visit:

About Manulife:
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions.  We operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere.  We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.  At the end of 2014, we had 28,000 employees, 58,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers.  At the end of June 2015, we had $883 billion (US$708 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $22 billion in benefits, interest and other payments to our customers.  Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years.  With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.  Follow Manulife on Twitter @ManulifeNews or visit or

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