TORONTO, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sun Life Financial and Pfizer Canada have
partnered to each donate $50,000 to Healthy Minds Canada for the 2013
Workplace Depression Research Award. The grant will help fund advances
and breakthroughs in scientific research of workplace related
Sun Life Financial is committed to supporting good mental health in the
workplace, providing wellness programs and services that help employees
take action towards achieving their health goals.
"This is an important issue for us at Sun Life because mental health is
a critical part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle," says Mary De
Paoli, Executive Vice-President, Public & Corporate Affairs and Chief
Marketing Officer, Sun Life Financial. "We're proud to support this
program and its mission to bring mental health issues into the
Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is a national charitable organization that
was founded in 1980 and since this time has funded close to 400
research projects at 42 universities and teaching hospitals across
"HMC is thrilled to partner with Sun Life and Pfizer on this
initiative," says Katie W. Robinette, Executive Director, Healthy Minds
Canada. "It's through partnerships such as these that HMC is able to
help raise the awareness of the valuable impact researchers are making
in the lives of millions of Canadians."
Sun Life's donation will be used to support Canadian research to
identify the causes, improve treatments and develop prevention
strategies for mental illness.
Additional information can be found at www.PfizerCNS.ca.
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate
customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today
have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United
States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan,
Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and
Bermuda. As of March 31, 2013, the Sun Life Financial group of
companies had total assets under management of C$571 billion. For more
information please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
Note to editors: All amounts are in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.