National Corporate Awards Given to Sun Life, Foresters and Canadian Premier Life for Employee Development; Top Students Recognized

    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ -- Sun Life, Foresters and Canadian Premier Life
received top honours at the LOMA/LIMRA Canada's Annual Conference held today
at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The awards recognize best practices in
learning and development in Canada's life and health insurance industry.

    Accepting for Sun Life Financial in the large company category were Kathy
Suave, director, customer relations, and Cathy Fyfe, leader, new business
quality and training. Sun Life excelled through its three-session training
program, "Excellence in Action."

    Also winning in the large company category was Foresters with its "Build
Knowledge for Life" program, which works to embed industry education in the
Foresters company culture. Corporate support and peer-assistance were vital
elements of the program's success. Accepting the award on behalf of the
company were Nisha Sakar, manager, employee development, and Linda Smith,
human resources assistant.

    In the small company category, Canadian Premier Life won for its "ADMS
Colleague Commitment and the Oz Principle Accountability" program. Lidia
Finlayson, human resources manager, Canadian Premier Life, Markham, Ontario
accepted the award.

    Recognizing the top Canadian students in its two fellowship-level LOMA
designation programs, LOMA/LIMRA Canada honoured Michael Hawke, business
solutions consultant, Sun Life Financial, Waterloo, ON, as the top FLMI of
2008, and Majorie Belanger, software analyst, Industrial Alliance, Quebec, QC,
as top FFSI of 2008.

    For more information on the Corporate Awards Program, visit

    About LOMA
    Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus member companies in more than 80
countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide
members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their
management and operations through quality employee development, research,
information sharing, and related products and services. Visit

    About LIMRA
    LIMRA International is a worldwide association providing research,
consulting and other services to 800 insurance and financial services
companies in 70 countries. LIMRA was established in 1916 to help its member
companies maximize their marketing and distribution effectiveness. Visit LIMRA
International at


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