​Awards and Distinctions

SSQ Insurance is proud of each award it receives; each one underscores the efforts the Group makes in its pursuit of excellence.

2017

Nomination of Jean-François Chalifoux to the Ranks of the Quebec Financial Industry's Top 25 Personalities

Awarded by the Finance et Investissement magazine

SSQ Financial Group is proud to announce the nomination of its CEO, Jean-François Chalifoux, to the ranks of the Quebec financial industry's top 25 personalities.

See press release Jean-François Chalifoux in the Top 25 of Financial Sector Personalities

2016

FLÈCHES D’OR award in the Acquisition category | Insurance and Financial Services sector

Awarded by Association du Marketing Relationnel

SSQ won the FLÈCHES D’OR award in the Acquisition category | Insurance and Financial Services sector for its SSQauto 2015 multiplatform marketing campaign.

2015

A Maestria award and a special mention in the major donors category

Awarded by Centraide/United Way

SSQ Financial Group had the tremendous honour of accepting a Maestria award in recognition of its exceptional employee participation and a special mention in the major donors category.

Nomination of René Hamel to the ranks of the Quebec financial industry's top 25 personalities

Awarded by the Finance et Investissement magazine

SSQ Financial Group is proud to announce the nomination of its CEO, René Hamel, to the ranks of the Quebec financial industry's top 25 personalities.

2014

Cité Verte has received Quebec City's Mérites d'architecture special jury prize

Awarded by Quebec City

Cité Verte has received Quebec City's Mérites d'architecture special jury prize, a distinction awarded exceptionally.

Cité Verte once again recognized, this time at the Gala des Prix d'excellence Cecobois

Awarded by Cecobois

Cité Verte has once again been recognized–its waste disposal and collection system was awarded two prestigious awards in the industrial building and architectural details categories.

For the 6th time, SSQ Financial Group has earned a place on the prestigious list of recipients of the Excellence in Education award

Awarded by the LOMA Society

For the 6th time, SSQ Financial Group has earned a place on the prestigious list of recipients of the Excellence in Education award presented annually by the LOMA Society to companies that have been doing an outstanding job through their study programs.

Prix Distinction

Awarded by the Healthy Enterprises Group

SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc. was awarded the "Prix Distinction" in the large company category, recognizing the efforts the Group has made to improve the well-being of its employees.

5th place for René Hamel in top 25 in financial industry

Awarded by Finance et Investissement magazine

This acknowledgement is given out by the Finance & Investment magazine.

2013

Recognition by GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership

Awarded by GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership to SSQ Financial Group

This national recognition highlights SSQ Financial Group's sustained efforts to promote health and well-being in the workplace, through its HealthWise program.

Award Cité Verte ranks among top 50 urban planning projects

Distinction handed out by the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec

The ecofriendly Cité Verte housing project, developed by SSQ Financial Group, ranks among the top 50 urban planning projects that have marked the history of urban planning in the last 50 years.

Laureate of the 23rd edition of the Énergia contest in the category of existing building over 10,000 m2

Award given out by the Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l'énergie to SSQ Realty

SSQ Realty received the award for the renovation of SSQ Building's St. Lawrence Tower for which the company decided to go above standard by aiming for a LEED® certification.

2012

Sustainable building Innovation award for Cité Verte

Awarded at the Gala Habitation 2012 event

The Cité Verte real estate project earned the sustainable building Innovation award for the quality of its eco-friendly living environment.

Ranked among the top 300 global co-operatives and mutualists

Awarded by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) to SSQ Financial Group

SSQ Financial Group has carved out an enviable place for itself, ranking 193rd on the prestigious ICA Global 300 index, which recognizes the best co-operatives and mutualists from 24 countries.

Canada Award for Excellence, Gold award – Healthy WorkplaceTM

Given out by Excellence Canada to SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc.

SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc. proudly accepts the award, created in collaboration with Health Canada, to highlight the health and well-being of employees which is at the forefront of the company's strategic management, notably due to its HealthWise program.

2011

Healthy Enterprise - Elite certification

Awarded by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec to SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc.

SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc. is the first insurer in Quebec to receive this distinction, which confirms SSQ's expertise in matters related to health and wellness in the workplace, two issues that are very present in the company's culture and values.