The mutualist way...
SSQ believes that the best way to serve its clients is for them
to be co-owners. That is why SSQ Financial Group is firmly committed
to maintaining its mutual status and, also, why it continues
to be guided by one goal above all others: to meet the
needs of its members.
SSQ Financial Group’s steadfast determination to maintain
its status as a mutual company is reflected in its goal to provide
products and services that meet the needs of both individual members
and groups, while providing one distinct advantage to all:
in their financial institution.
Policyholders and contractholders of group insurance, individual insurance,
and investment and retirement products with SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc.
are therefore co-owners or "active members" of SSQ Financial Group.
At SSQ, Mutual Management Corporation, this co-ownership is exercised
through democratic practices based on the values of solidarity,
equity, responsibility and equality.
Democracy can be expressed in many different ways. At SSQ,
designated delegates have the right to vote at the Annual
General Meeting to elect the members who will sit on the
Board of Directors of SSQ, Mutual Management Corporation.
This representative democratic process ensures active participation
at all levels in the life and governance of our organization.