SSQ Quebec City Marathon - SSQ Financial Group raises $101,091 for Mères et monde

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 10, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - SSQ Financial Group proudly presented Mères et monde with $101,091, an amount raised through fundraising efforts associated with the 2015 edition of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon.

The fundraiser organized by SSQ Financial Group for the benefit of the Limoilou-based community organization was a great success thanks to the outstanding contribution of employees, partners and participants in support of the cause of young single mothers.  The organization offers essential services adapted to the needs of young mothers, such as safe and affordable housing, daycare services, tutoring and professional development opportunities, and communal activities designed to end isolation, prevent burnout, and foster independence and skill development.

"Our association with the SSQ Quebec City Marathon every year allows us to support a cause dear to SSQ and firmly express our commitment to the community and the role we want to play for future generations," said René Hamel, CEO of SSQ Financial Group. In addition to the money raised, a large number of SSQ employees rallied over the past few months with a generous show of their time and dedication during various activities in support of Mères et monde. SSQ Financial Group is proud to be the title sponsor of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon and the official presenter of the SSQ Health 5K for the tenth year in a row.

About SSQ Financial Group
With a business volume approaching $3 billion and nearly $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a prominent mutualist diversified financial institution in Canada.

The Group serves over 1 million clients and employs 2,000 employees. SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., the Group's principal company, is recognized for its leadership in the group insurance industry and excellence and expertise in the investment and retirement sector. SSQ Financial Group has also made its mark through sustained growth in the home and auto insurance (SSQ General Insurance Company Inc.) and individual insurance (SSQ Insurance Company Inc.) markets.

For more information, visit ssq.ca.

SOURCE SSQ FINANCIAL GROUP

Image with caption: "From left to right: Jean-François Chalifoux, Executive Senior Vice-President, SSQ Financial Group; Diane Thibault, Coordinator, Mères et monde; Denis Therrien, President and General Director, Courir à Québec; Stéphanie Rousseau-Desjardins, resident and administrator, Mères et monde; Marie Lamontagne, Senior Vice-President, Communications and E-Business, SSQ Financial Group (CNW Group/SSQ FINANCIAL GROUP)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150910_C6043_PHOTO_EN_494566.jpg

For further information: Isabelle Dubois, 1-866-332-3806, pressrelations@ssq.ca

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