MONTREAL, June 27, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Standard Life Financial announced
today a total donation from the company and its employees of up to
$40,000 to the Canadian Red Cross and other charitable organizations in
Standard Life is donating $20,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist
with the immediate needs and long-term recovery from the disaster. The
company is also encouraging employees to make individual donations and
will match all employee donations to the Red Cross dollar-for-dollar up
to $10,000. In addition, Standard Life is making donations of $5,000
each to two charities whose operations are directly impacted by the
flooding: the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre and The Mustard Seed
As part of its community engagement program, Standard Life is offering
its employees a paid day off so they can help colleagues, family
members or charities with the clean-up and recovery effort.
"We're proud to be able to support and comfort our employees, our
clients, our partners and Albertans affected by this disaster," said
Charles Guay, President of Standard Life Financial."
About Standard Life
Standard Life Financial Inc. provides long-term savings, investments and
insurance solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group
retirement and insurance plan members. It has been doing business in
Canada for 180 years and has approximately 2,000 employees, including
more than 50 based in Calgary.
Standard Life Financial comprises the largest operation outside of the
United Kingdom of Standard Life plc, its parent company headquartered
in Edinburgh, Scotland. As of March 31, 2013, Standard Life plc had
$360 billion in assets under administration, including $46 billion in
Canada through Standard Life Financial.
SOURCE: STANDARD LIFE
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