Report highlights companies' impact in communities across Canada
WINNIPEG, MB, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The 2011 Public Accountability Statement of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life shows how the companies
are enhancing the long-term effectiveness of Canada's charitable and
nonprofit sector, and directly supporting community-based organizations
across the country.
In 2011, through their shared national corporate citizenship program,
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life invested $11.9 million in
national, regional and local community projects relating to health and
wellness, civic activities, social services, education, and arts and
The companies are in the second year of a five-year, $300,000 commitment
as founding and presenting sponsor of Imagine Canada's Standards Program. This builds on an earlier $300,000 contribution for its predecessor,
the Ethical Code Program. Designed to strengthen public confidence in the charitable and
non-profit sector - and support its long-term sustainability - the Standards Program provides accreditation to charities and nonprofits that demonstrate
excellence in key areas.
"Engagement in the communities where we live and work is a major
strength of our approach to corporate social responsibility," said
Allen Loney, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Contributing our
knowledge and funding to help charities expand, share best practices
and address their development needs is a long-term commitment we are
proud to continue."
View and download the Public Accountability Statement here.
About Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life offer a broad portfolio of
financial and benefit plan solutions, and serve the financial security
needs of more than 12 million people across Canada. As an Imagine
Caring Company that support the principles of corporate citizenship and
benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada, the
companies donate a minimum of one per cent average pre-tax profits to
non-profit, charitable and community organizations each year.
SOURCE Great-West Life Assurance Company
For further information:
Marlene Klassen, APR
Assistant Vice-President, Communication Services