QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - For nearly 10 years SSQ Financial Group has been proudly associated with the SSQ Quebec City Marathon as title sponsor. Combining health and community involvement is the foundation of the partnership between SSQ Financial Group and the SSQ Quebec City Marathon year after year.
"As an insurance company, health is a fundamental concern that was proudly carried forth by our 550 or so employees and their families who participated in the events of the 2013 edition of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon," said SSQ Financial Group Chief Executive Officer René Hamel.
And SSQ Financial Group continues with the tradition of getting its employees and participants in the SSQ Health 5K involved in a social cause of the greater Quebec City area. It is with tremendous enthusiasm that René Hamel announced that the Fondation de Lauberivière, which provides financial support to the Maison de Lauberivière, will receive over $100,000 in donations. The success of the fundraising event resides essentially in the contributions of the employees and partners who were made aware of the cause, which is one that is often overlooked and deserving of our attention.
For SSQ Financial Group, social responsibility goes beyond donations! The Company has given itself the challenge of creating initiatives that expose its employees to the realities of the many needs of organizations like Maison de Lauberivière. For example, over the last months, SSQ Financial Group employees took part in a soup kitchen serving meals and providing over 1,000 homecooked deserts to patrons. Certainly a table overflowing with emotion and solidarity! And in so many ways—whether with the Grand Bazaar, the drive for socks, boots and undergarments, the Jeans Day or by being a part of the soup kitchen prepared by well-known chef Jean Soulard—the employees of SSQ Financial Group committed themselves to making a difference for the benefit of Maison de Lauberivière.
"For SSQ Financial Group, the well-being of people and advancement of communities is based on our company's fundamental values that put people and social development at the heart of what we do every day," said René Hamel. "Our employees' involvement clearly reflects our true commitment."
About SSQ Financial Group
With a business volume over $3 billion and nearly $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a leading mutual diversified financial institution in Canada.
The Group serves over 1 million clients and provides jobs to nearly 2,000 employees. SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., the Group's principal company, is recognized as a leader in the group insurance industry and as an expert in the investment and retirement sector.
SSQ Financial Group is also a rising star in home and auto insurance under the SSQ General Insurance Company Inc. banner and has recently expanded into the individual insurance market thanks to its new subsidiary, SSQ Insurance Company Inc.
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