November 1, 2011 -
Equitable Life raised more than $104,000 for its 2011 United Way
(UW) campaign. Held during October, the campaign featured a
variety of events both at Head Office and in Regional Offices
across the country, including bake sales, raffles, bingo, silent
and online auctions and a spare change drive.
"Equitable Life employees continue to be generous when it comes
to giving back to their communities," says Kari Gough, co-chair of
Equitable Life's 2011 United Way campaign. "During tough
economic times, this generosity is even more important," she
"Every day, Canada's United Ways work locally to change living
conditions for the better. The issues they face may vary, but the
values and purpose that drive them are the same: to strengthen
their communities and improve the quality of life for Canadians,"
says Jan Varner, Chief Executive Officer, United Way Kitchener
Waterloo and Area.
Next to governments, the UW is the largest funder of the
voluntary sector and social services in Canada. Each year, UW
raise upwards of $480 million, the vast majority of which is
reinvested in local communities to support programs and services
directed at improving the social conditions of Canadians.
In Waterloo, through community investments, the United Way helps
local programs, services and initiatives which support five
- All Children and Youth Reach their Potential;
- All Families are Strong;
- All Neighbourhoods are Inclusive and Thriving;
- All Newcomers are Welcome and Supported; and
- All People are Economically Secure.
About Equitable Life of Canada
Since 1920, Canadians have been depending on Equitable Life of
Canada for financial protection. We offer a wide selection of
competitive Individual Life and Health, Group Life and Health, and
Savings and Retirement products to meet a range of financial
planning and health needs. As one of Canada's largest mutual life
insurance companies, Equitable Life is dedicated solely to its
policyholders. Everything we do is focused on providing them with
personalized service, security and wellbeing. Equitable Life
employs more than 500 staff members at its head office in Waterloo
and in regional offices across Canada. The Company is represented
by more than 10,000 independent advisors serving Equitable Life
policyholders across Canada and in Bermuda.
For more information contact:
Director, Corporate Communications