​August 23, 2017

​SSQ Financial Group and SSQ Quebec City Marathon offer a unique experience to young people

SSQ Financial Group salutes the grit and courage of the children of Carrefour des enfants de Saint-Malo for taking on an impressive challenge. After training all summer long, they'll be taking part in the SSQ Health 5K event!

As the title sponsor of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon and official presenter of the SSQ Health 5K for the past 12 years, SSQ Financial Group takes the opportunity every year to raise funds and provide support to a worthy cause. This year, the proceeds will be donated to the Carrefour des enfants de Saint-Malo. Located in Quebec City’s lower town district, the organization provides underprivileged children ages 5 to 12 with a place to go―someone to talk to, a place where they feel like they belong―to help fight socio-affective poverty. In addition to the numerous initiatives launched for the organization throughout the year, SSQ has invited the children from the Carrefour to participate in the SSQ Health 5K event and put their determination to the test just like real champions do.

"We want not only to support the Carrefour’s mission, but also to give these young people a uniquely rewarding and fun experience that will allow them to excel and surpass themselves as they strive to achieve their goal," said Jean-François Chalifoux, Chief Executive Officer of SSQ Financial Group. "We share Carrefour's values of mutual support and solidarity and so our invitation was received with open arms. We are very pleased that this activity was made possible thanks to our partnership with the SSQ Quebec City Marathon."

The partnership stems directly from SSQ Financial Group's desire to encourage people to be physically active and adopt healthy lifestyle habits, while contributing to the well-being of the community. SSQ is proud to contribute to the success of the 20th edition of this signature event, which this year will once again bring together thousands of athletes.

About SSQ Financial Group

With $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a prominent mutualist diversified financial institution in Canada. It serves over 3 million customers and employs 2,000 individuals. The company is recognized for its leadership in the group insurance industry, and excellence and expertise in the general insurance, individual insurance and investment markets.