March 17, 2015

SSQ Financial Group honoured for contribution to 2014 Centraide/United Way campaign

On Tuesday March 24, 2015, SSQ Financial Group had the tremendous honour of accepting a Maestria award in recognition of its exceptional employee participation rate and role as a leading partner in the 2014 campaign for the Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches chapter of Centraide/United Way. The Group also received a special mention in the major donors category.

At the ceremony, the non-profit organization paid tribute to the remarkable generosity and innovative initiatives that characterized SSQ’s campaign, as well as the energy and commitment of its fundraising committee and the enthusiastic response of its employees. In all, SSQ’s 2014 campaign raised $269,000, nearly 10% more than in 2013.

“Our employees’ support for the campaign is a testament to SSQ’s commitment to the well-being of the individuals and communities we serve. We are proud to have contributed to Centraide/United Way’s mission of making a tangible difference in the lives of millions struggling with poverty and social exclusion,” said René Hamel, CEO of SSQ.

About SSQ Financial Group

With a business volume of $3 billion and over $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a leading mutual diversified financial institution in Canada.

The Group serves over one 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 expanded into the individual insurance market thanks to its subsidiary, SSQ Insurance Company Inc.