October 10, 2017

Media Advisory - Sun Life Financial to make significant commitment to Canada's first pediatric hospital network in support of diabetes prevention

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial and Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations (CCHF), joined by Canadian Ice Hockey player and six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser, are making an exciting announcement about promoting a healthier future for children at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Attending the event to commemorate this innovative program will be the CEOs of the 13 member hospital foundations that comprise CCHF: Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation; IWK Foundation; CHU Saint-Justine Foundation; The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation; Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation; SickKids Foundation; McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation; Children's Health Foundation; The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba; Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation; Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation; Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation; and BC Children's Hospital Foundation.


Thursday, October 12, 2017



10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



The Hospital for Sick Children

555 University Ave.

Toronto, ON M5G 1X8


Media: Please meet at the Info Desk next to Starbucks in the Atrium to be escorted to the event space by a member of the Public Relations team.



  • Hayley Wickenheiser, Olympian, Canadian Ice Hockey
  • Dr. Jill Hamilton, Staff Physician, Endocrinology, SickKids
  • Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy and Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial


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.

Note to editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.

About Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations (CCHF)

Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations (CCHF), established in 2017, is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds for a national network of hospital foundations as the largest single, non-government funder of child health in Canada. CCHF continues to receive generous support through donors within Children's Miracle Network® as well as contributions from new companies and donors. Together, our donors help expand the impact through Canada's children's hospitals from coast to coast, which see the most critical cases, saving the lives of sick and injured children. For more information, please visit childrenshospitals.ca.

Media Relations Contact:
Chloe Phillips
Coordinator, Corporate Communications
Sun Life Financial
T. 416-979-4125
C. 416-204-8110

Christina Deveau
Manager, Partner Experience
Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations
 T. 905-265-9750 x 226

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.