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October 11, 2018

SSQ Insurance raises funds for Œuvres Jean Lafrance as part of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon

SSQ Insurance decided to renew its involvement with young people by donating the proceeds from the SSQ Quebec City Marathon to the Œuvres Jean Lafrance, a foundation that welcomes and provides guidance to young boys in need in Quebec City. SSQ Insurance will give them the opportunity to experience a large-scale sporting event by registering them for one of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon races.

 “As title sponsor of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon for the 13th year in a row, we want our actions to speak for our solidarity and social commitment values. Every year, this event is a wonderful opportunity for SSQ Insurance to support a local worthy cause,” said Jean-François Chalifoux, Chief Executive Officer of SSQ Insurance.

This year, SSQ Insurance will be lending its support to the Œuvres Jean Lafrance through fundraising efforts with its service providers and partners. Furthermore, for every SSQ Insurance employee and their family who register for any of the races, the company will donate $2 for every kilometre ran or walked, in addition to a $5 donation per registration made by the general public in the SSQ Health 5K.

To acknowledge their perseverance and determination, Pouliot Orthopédique graciously donated one pair of sneakers to every young man from Œuvres Jean Lafrance who will be participating in one of the Marathon races.

The SSQ Quebec City Marathon is a major quality event that attracts thousands of runners and walkers eager for a challenge and looking to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

As an insurer and employer, SSQ Insurance is proud to contribute to the event’s success and to endorse the importance of physical activity. The massive participation of its approximately 400 employees is a testament to the importance that health and self-motivation have in the company’s corporate culture. It’s in the spirit of “communities make us” that employees and their families will cheer on the runners of the 42.2 km event as they pass by the last water station set up in front of the company’s head offices.

About SSQ Insurance

Founded in 1944, SSQ Insurance is a mutualist company that puts community at the heart of insurance. With assets under management of $12 billion, SSQ Insurance is one of the largest companies in the industry. Working for a community of over three million customers, SSQ Insurance employs over 2,000 people. Leader in group insurance, the company also sets itself apart through its expertise in individual life and health insurance, general insurance and the investment sector.

About Œuvres Jean Lafrance

The Maison des Œuvres Jean Lafrance welcomes and provides guidance to young boys in need, by giving them a place to stay and a sense of family.

Through personalized life plans and coaching (that includes professional training, education, and internships), the foundation helps these boys acquire life skills and develop social and professional aptitudes, while creating an emotional and social network. This organization wants to help young boys become independent, responsible and committed young citizens.

For more information, please visit lesoeuvresjeanlafrance.ca (French only).