​June 12, 2017

​SSQ Financial Group Donates to the Association de parents de l’enfance en difficulté

SSQ Financial Group proudly donated $7,000, an amount raised at the 2017 Marathon SSQ de Longueuil, to the Association de parents de l’enfance en difficulté (APED).

nbsp;From left to right: Francis Harvey, Chairman of the board of the APED, Valmont Harvey, APED youth member, Chantale Beaudoin, General Manager of the APED and Jean-François Chalifoux, CEO of SSQ.

Jointly organized with the City of Longueuil, this fundraising activity will help the APED continue its mission of supporting and bringing together the parents of disabled or troubled children and teenagers. The success of the fundraising relies on the precious collaboration of partners, service providers and companies in the region, whose generosity is to be commended.

In addition to sponsoring the Marathon SSQ de Longueuil since its first year in 2016, SSQ wanted to broaden its commitment toward the community by supporting a worthwhile cause as well as healthy lifestyle choices. "The Marathon SSQ de Longueuil is not just an opportunity for us to encourage people to be more active but to mutually help and contribute to the well-being of the community," said Jean-François Chalifoux, CEO of SSQ Financial Group.

SSQ employees were also motivated by the cause and got involved with the organization. In addition to gathering arts-and-crafts supplies, some of them volunteering at the APED's summer camp.

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 investment markets. SSQ Financial Group has also made its mark through sustained growth in the general insurance and individual insurance markets.