Funds will help program continue to improve children's physical well-being across Canada.
MONTREAL, Oct. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have announced a renewed commitment of $150,000 over the next three years to Fondation Tremplin Santé, a Quebec-based organization that works to promote physical activity and good eating habits to Canadian children.
The donation was announced at an event on Thursday, October 11 with 100 children, aged 9-12, and their families. Also in attendance were Freedom 55 Financial-sponsored Olympic athlete Damian Warner and Paralympic athlete Aurélie Rivard, who led the children through a physical activity after speaking to them about the importance of staying active and healthy eating.
Warner won the bronze medal in decathlon at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. Rivard has competed in two summer Paralympic Games and won a total of 5 medals in swimming, including 3 gold medals at the 2016 summer Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.
"We recognize that health and well-being are priorities for many Canadians and that keeping children active is an emerging issue," said Monique Maynard, President Quebec Affairs & Executive Vice-President Chief Actuary Canada at Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. "We're proud to provide support to help Fondation Tremplin Santé expand their programming to reach more children in our communities across the country."
"I'd also like to thank Damian Warner and Aurélie Rivard for their participation today. They are role models in their communities, and it was great to watch the children interact with them. Both Damian and Aurélie shared important messages about staying healthy and active, and that hard work and dedication lead to exciting opportunities."
With this latest investment, Fondation Tremplin Santé will expand their children's camps in Quebec and Ontario and introduce new programming in New Brunswick, Alberta and Saskatchewan. They'll also improve and develop program tools.
About Fondation Tremplin Santé
Fondation Tremplin Santé aims to ensure that young Canadians adopt a physically active lifestyle and good eating habits for healthy growth. Their programs are offered in summer and day camps for children aged 5-16 through educational resources shared with camp organizers, children and parents.
About Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
Great-West Life, together with London Life and Canada Life, are leading Canadian insurers focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. Our customers across Canada have trusted us to provide for their financial security needs and deliver on the promises we have made. Together, we serve the financial security needs of 13 million people across Canada.
As an Imagine Caring Company supporting the principles of corporate citizenship and benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada, our companies contribute at least one per cent of pre-tax profit in support of the communities where our employees and customers live and work. In 2017, we contributed $13.5 million to communities.
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For further information: Liz Kulyk, Director, Media and Public Relations, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, 204-926-5012, email@example.com; Tania Paracini, Executive Director, Fondation Tremplin Santé, 418-648-6618, firstname.lastname@example.org