Through its annual fundraising campaign and its partnership with the SSQ Quebec City Marathon, SSQ Insurance has donated more than one million dollars to regional causes, announced the insurer Nov. 29.
At this year's event, SSQ Insurance chose to donate $81,662 to the Œuvres Jean Lafrance, an organization whose mission is to assist and support underprivileged boys. In addition to the amounts collected from providers and partners, SSQ Insurance gave $2 for every kilometre ran or walked by its employees and their family members. An extra $5 was donated for each SSQ Health 5K registration and all participants could also make donations on their own.
"For SSQ Insurance, communities make us want to be socially committed. We are proud of the important contribution we've been able to make to the community over the last 13 years. What's more, we are happy to announce that we recently renewed our association as title sponsor of the SSQ Quebec City Marathon for the next five years," said Jean-François Chalifoux, Chief Executive Officer of SSQ Insurance.