Sun Life Financial donates $50,000 to support Syrian refugee crisis

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial announced today that it will donate $50,000 to the Red Cross as it responds to the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. The contribution will come from the Sun Life Financial International Response Fund at the Canadian Red Cross, which will enable support to be deployed rapidly to areas in need.

Millions of people have been displaced since the Syrian crisis began five years ago. Recently, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people seeking refuge after fleeing their homeland to escape violence and unrest. The Canadian Red Cross is seeking to aid Syrian refugees by providing them with food, water, and medical care.

The Sun Life Financial International Response Fund, the first international corporate sponsorship of its kind, was established in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross in 2005 to help it accelerate emergency response to large-scale international crises. Administered by the Canadian Red Cross, the Fund has helped provide immediate relief and resources to natural disasters and crises in Canada and around the world.

About Sun Life Financial
Celebrating 150 years in 2015, Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2015 the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $808 billion. For more information please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars. 

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.

For further information:

Media Relations Contact:
Gannon Loftus 
Manager, Media & PR
Corporate Communications
T. 416-979-6345

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890