Holidays made brighter for 100 deserving kids

Dec 15, 2018

100th anniversary of Montreal's Sun Life Building

MONTREAL, Dec. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - On a morning brimming with holiday magic and the spirit of sharing, Sun Life Financial today wrapped up the 100th anniversary celebrations for the company's prestigious Montreal building. About one hundred children enjoyed a Christmas party in their honour, highlighting this anniversary year's public-spirited slate of events.

This morning, Sun Life Financial welcomed in the lobby of its prestigious building 100 children from the organizations Baobab familial, Carrefour familial Hochelaga, Toujours ensemble and PROMIS, for a magic Christmas gift opening. Here is one of the groups with Santa Claus. (CNW Group/Sun Life Financial Canada)

The celebration was held in the Sun Life Building lobby, where one hundred kids, with help from Centraide-sponsored agencies such as Baobab familial, Carrefour familial Hochelaga, Toujours ensemble and PROMIS, were excited to meet Santa Claus and receive a gift that had been carefully selected and wrapped by Sun Life employees.

"We were so thrilled to see the children's eyes light up when they spotted Santa Claus and the mountain of gifts in the lobby of our iconic Sun Life Building! We hope this event helped brighten the holidays for these families who receive assistance from Centraide-supported agencies. It was a special way to wrap up our building's 100th anniversary festivities," said Robert Dumas, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial, Quebec.

This year was an eventful and community-focused year, including a VIP gathering for the Sun Life Building's 100th anniversary, financial contributions to various groups and organizations, and guided tours giving people a rare glimpse into the beauty and hidden features of this Montreal heritage treasure.

Sun Life Financial in the community 
At Sun Life Financial, we are committed to building sustainable, healthier communities for life and we're proud to hold the Caring Company designation from Imagine Canada. Community wellness is an important part of our sustainability commitment and we believe that by actively supporting the communities in which we live and work, we can help build a positive environment for our Clients, Employees, advisors and shareholders. Our philanthropic support focuses on two key areas: health, with an emphasis on diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research initiatives through our Team Up Against DiabetesTM platform; and arts and culture, through our award-winning Making the Arts More AccessibleTM program. In Quebec our sponsorship and donation initiatives also focus on home economics and financial education.

We also partner with sports properties in key markets to further our commitment to healthy and active living. Our Employees and advisors take great pride in volunteering over 29,000 hours each year and contribute to making life brighter for individuals and families across Canada.

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SOURCE Sun Life Financial Canada