Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life saw a need and generously supported the Saskatchewan Hospital New Beginnings campaign with a donation of $150,000. In recognition of their support, the fitness room in the new Saskatchewan Hospital will be called the Canada Life Fitness Room.
Saskatchewan Hospital is the only psychiatric rehabilitation treatment facility in the province, and the new hospital reflects the change and future of mental health care. The New Beginnings campaign is raising $8 million for needed medical equipment and furnishings for the new Saskatchewan Hospital under construction in North Battleford.
“The new facility is a place that can help patients reclaim their independence and help them reintegrate into the community,” said Debbie Down, Director, Community Relations, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. “We’re proud to support this campaign and the hospital as they build a facility that will help ensure individuals suffering from a mental illness will get the help they need, when they need it.”
As a leading provider of life and health insurance, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life are committed to building psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. Every year, through its Community Relations department, the company sponsors projects that span five main areas: health and wellness, education, arts, social services and community development. In 2017, this equaled 750 initiatives, including more than $3 million in support of 246 health-focused initiatives and projects across Canada.
“We’re getting very close to reaching our campaign goal of $8 million,” said Corinne Bernier Delainey, New Beginnings fundraising lead. “With the support of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life we are now only $250,000 away from our target. The patients and staff are getting very excited as the new hospital prepares to welcome them all home in November.”
About Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
Great-West Life, together with
London Life and
Canada Life, are leading Canadian insurers focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. Our customers across Canada have trusted us to provide for their financial security needs and deliver on the promises we have made. Together, we serve the financial security needs of 13 million people across Canada.
As an Imagine Caring Company supporting the principles of corporate citizenship and benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada, our companies contribute at least one per cent of pre-tax profit in support of the communities where our employees and customers live and work. In 2017, we contributed $13.5 million to communities.
Patients and Staff at Saskatchewan Hospital thank Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life for its very generous donation of $150,000 to be put towards the medical equipment and furnishings in the new hospital in North Battleford. The Canada Life Fitness Room will honour the generosity of this Imagine Caring Company.