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Who we are

A trusted name. A strong partner. We’re Sun Life.

Our mission is to help Clients achieve lifetime financial security.

A trusted brand: 150 years and counting

Founded in Canada in 1865, Sun Life has been a trusted name for generations.

Today, Sun Life serves millions of Clients in Canada, the United States, Asia, the U.K. and other parts of the world. Through a network of Sun Life advisors, 3rd-party partners and other distributors, we help Clients achieve lifetime financial security. From our foundation in Canada and international expansion reaching back to the 1880s, our range of protection and wealth management businesses supports our continued growth and a bright future ahead.

For a century-and-a-half, Sun Life has been there for Clients – through wars, economic crises and natural disasters. We continue to operate with the same care that people have come to know and trust: Client focus, integrity, excellence, innovation, engagement and delivering value. These corporate values are reflected in every decision we make and every action we take.

  Learn more about our history

150 years - Dean Connor

Watch Dean Connor, our President and CEO, walk through historical milestones that have shaped what Sun Life is today.


A lifetime of financial security: We are with you all the way

At Sun Life, we’re committed to helping Clients achieve financial security as they navigate through life’s important moments. We offer a broad range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including:

  • Insurance. Life, health, wellness, disability, critical illness, stop-loss and long-term care insurance
  • Investments. Mutual funds, segregated funds, annuities and guaranteed investment products
  • Advice. Financial planning and retirement planning services
  • Asset management. Pooled funds, institutional portfolios and pension funds

Strength and stability: Shining through

Sun Life ranks among the largest public companies in Canada and our financial strength ratings are some of the highest in the industry. Shares of Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) are listed on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges.

We are a well-diversified organization. We are balanced between protection and wealth businesses, are geographically diverse, and have a mix of individual, group and institutional Clients. Our robust risk management practices enable us to steer through market volatility and uncertainties, letting us help Clients through all market conditions.


Strong corporate governance: Upholding your confidence

From the beginning, ethics and integrity have been the cornerstones of our business. At Sun Life, we adhere to guidelines for consistently strong governance throughout the organization, from the   Code of Business Conduct that governs the behaviour of every Sun Life Employee and advisor to disciplined risk management systems and rigorous information privacy and security programs.

Our Board of Directors oversees the management of the business and affairs of Sun Life, with each director contributing to the long-term success of the enterprise. Sun Life is recognized for its commitment to governance, sustainability and corporate citizenship.