August 25, 2015

SSQ Financial Group: Proud partner of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon for ten years running!

SSQ Financial Group is proud to be celebrating its tenth anniversary as a partner of Quebec City's premier running event. Its role as title sponsor of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon and official presenter of the SSQ Health 5K since 2006 allows SSQ Financial Group to support an event that shares its values and motivates thousands of people to get moving. The 2015 edition of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon will take place from August 28 to 30.

"We’ve been going the distance together with the SSQ Quebec City Marathon for 10 years to great effect. Each year, some 500 of our employees and their families partake, along with thousands of other runners, in this exciting challenge. The Marathon also provides a wonderful opportunity for SSQ, its employees, and partners to come together to make a real difference in the community by raising funds for and playing an active role in a number of organizations," said René Hamel, CEO of SSQ Financial Group.

In recent months, the SSQ family has come together en masse in support of Mères et monde, a community centre and residence for young, single mothers age 16 to 30. Mères et monde offers essential services adapted to the young mothers’ needs, such as safe and affordable housing, daycare services (CPE), tutoring and professional development opportunities, and communal activities designed to end isolation, prevent burnout, and foster independence and skill development.

The dynamic partnership between the organizations will culminate in the SSQ Health 5K, with both groups joining forces to tackle the route together. The Quebec City community is invited to come out and join us for this fun, family friendly event. Clowns, face painting, and a stroller-decorating workshop are all on the agenda and will be available at the SSQ tent.

About SSQ Financial Group

With a business volume approaching $3 billion and nearly $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a prominent mutualist diversified financial institution in Canada.

The Group serves over 1 million clients and employs 2,000 employees. SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., the Group's principal company, is recognized for its leadership in the group insurance industry and excellence and expertise in the investment and retirement sector. SSQ Financial Group has also made its mark through sustained growth in the home and auto insurance (SSQ General Insurance Company Inc.) and individual insurance (SSQ Insurance Company Inc.) markets.