May 24, 2016

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life’s 2015 Public Accountability Statement highlights commitment to Canadians through support of over 900 community projects

Winnipeg, MB, May 24, 2016 . . . Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have released their 2015 Public Accountability Statement. The annual statement, titled Commitment to well-being, is the definitive report on the organization’s positive social impact in communities across the country.

“The report demonstrates our commitment to the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. It showcases the dedication and skills of employees and advisors across Canada helping our customers and supporting their communities,” said Paul Mahon, President and Chief Executive Officer.“The report reflects how we are working together with thought leaders and community organizations to demonstrate leadership on challenging social issues, and doing so in creative ways.”Highlights for 2015 include how our companies:

  • Provided income for over 75,000 people who became disabled and could no longer work;
  • Helped Canadians fund their retirement through over $800 million of annuity payments;
  • Paid over 50 million claims representing more than $4 billion in health and dental benefits for group insurance plan members
  • Supported more than 900 community projects with contributions totaling $12.1 million to address major issues such as literacy and essential skills training, lifelong health and wellness, and basic needs like food and housing.

About Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life

Great-West Life, together with London Life and Canada Life, serves the financial security needs of more than 12 million people across Canada. Responsible and ethical management is an intrinsic value of the companies and is essential to long-term profitability and value creation. As an Imagine Caring Company supporting the principles of corporate citizenship and benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada, the companies donate a minimum of one per cent of average pre-tax profits to non-profit, charitable and community organizations each year.

Learn more about the organization’s corporate social responsibility.

For more information contact:

Marlene Klassen, APR
Assistant Vice-President, Communication Services
204.946.7705

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