November 27, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY - Sun Life Financial and Right to Play are teaming up to bring type 2 diabetes prevention to Canada's Indigenous youth

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial and Right To Play are thrilled to team up with Canadian Ice Hockey player and six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser to announce a program that aims to address the gaps in type 2 diabetes prevention among Indigenous youth populations. Join Hayley and youth from the First Nations School of Toronto as they demonstrate the power of play in transforming lives.


Thursday, November 30, 2017



10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



First Nations School of Toronto

16 Phin Ave.

Toronto, ON M4J 3T2



  • Hayley Wickenheiser, Olympian, Canadian Ice Hockey
  • Lisa Ritchie, Senior Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Life Financial
  • Lori Smith, National Director, Right To Play Canada
  • Youth from First Nations School of Toronto and Right To Play

Sun Life Financial Inc. (CNW Group/Sun Life Financial Inc.)


Space is limited - members of the media are requested to RSVP to Chloe Phillips.

Sun Life Financial in the community
At Sun Life Financial, we are committed to building sustainable, healthier communities for life and we're proud to hold the Caring Company designation from Imagine Canada. Community wellness is an important part of our sustainability commitment and we believe that by actively supporting the communities in which we live and work, we can help build a positive environment for our Clients, Employees, advisors and shareholders. Our philanthropic support focuses on two key areas: health, with an emphasis on diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research initiatives through our Team Up Against DiabetesTM platform; and arts and culture, through our award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible TM program. We also partner with sports properties in key markets to further our commitment to healthy and active living. Our Employees and advisors take great pride in volunteering over 40,000 hours each year and contribute to making life brighter for individuals and families across Canada. Read more about Sun Life Financial in the community.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

About Right To Play
A global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty, Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development. Right To Play uses play in all of its forms – games, creative play, sport, free play – to engage children in programs that focus on making a positive impact in quality education, health and well-being, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. Led by 70,000 trained local teachers and volunteer Coaches, Right To Play's cost-effective, sustainable, and life-changing programs reach more than one million children worldwide each week. 

In Canada, programming includes Youth To Youth (Y2Y), a Toronto-based peer-to-peer youth leadership program, and the Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program, which partners with more than 85 Indigenous communities and urban organizations across Canada to co-develop play-based youth programs and focusses on improved health, education, resiliency, and employability.

Note to editors: All figures in Canadian dollars

Media Relations Contact:

Chloe Phillips
Coordinator, Corporate Communications
Sun Life Financial
T. 416-979-4125
C: 416-768-9356

Michael Rajzman
Marketing and Communications Director
Right To Play Canada
T: 416-203-0190 x 333
C: 647-533-5411

Right to Play (CNW Group/Sun Life Financial Inc.)

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.