Economical earns highest recognition from Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade Ontario for consistent funding for the fight against cancer

WATERLOO, ON, April 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Economical Insurance is the proud recipient of the 2017 Hall of Flame Award, the highest level of recognition offered by Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) Ontario, for its significant financial contributions to the fight against cancer. The award was presented last night at the 2017 WICC Gala, held at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

"For more than 10 years, we have proudly sponsored Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life events, contributing more than $700,000 thus far to help create a world without cancer," said Rowan Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer of Economical Insurance. "We are honoured to receive the Hall of Flame award that recognizes our long-term commitment to funding life-saving cancer research."

"The contribution Economical Insurance makes every year to help find a cure for cancer is truly admirable," said Alexis Heatherington, Executive Director of WICC Ontario. "Among their many Relay sponsorships is our WICC Ontario Relay For Life event, for which they have been a preeminent sponsor for the last three years. Economical is an outstanding example of an insurance company that is making a commitment to supporting the health of their employees and people in their local community."

Economical is the presenting sponsor of 11 Relay For Life events in Ontario and Quebec. Many Economical employees also take time off work to volunteer to set up Relay events in their community.

About Economical Insurance
Founded in 1871, Economical is one of Canada's leading property and casualty insurers, with $2.0 billion in premiums during 2016 and $5.4 billion in assets as at December 31, 2016. Based in Waterloo, this Canadian-owned and operated company services the insurance needs of more than one million customers across the country. Economical conducts business under the following brands: Economical Insurance, Economical, Western General, Economical Select, Perth Insurance, Sonnet, Petsecure, Economical Financial, and Family Insurance Solutions.

SOURCE Economical Insurance

For further information: Doug Maybee, Manager, Public and Media Relations, Economical Insurance, (T) 519.570.8249,


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