News release

November 12, 2021

Sun Life Singapore Donates S$98,000 to TOUCH Community Services to Support Diabetes Advocacy

SINGAPORE, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 – Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada Singapore Branch (“Sun Life Singapore”) today announced a donation of S$98,000 to TOUCH Community Services as part of its ongoing commitment in diabetes prevention. The donation will go towards supporting the not-for-profit charitable organisation’s healthy lifestyle programmes for vulnerable families, which aim to raise awareness and educate beneficiaries about diabetes prevention, and to help them manage the disease. 

TOUCH Community Services is organising a series of activities that will benefit around 200 vulnerable families in Singapore. These activities, which include a learning journey and cooking challenge, will promote healthy eating and active lifestyle habits among the families. The programmes, which have already started on November 8, will continue to run in 2022.  

Michael Wei, Chief Partnership and Marketing Officer, Sun Life Singapore, said: “We are grateful for this opportunity to work with TOUCH Community Services and give back to the community by raising awareness about diabetes education and advocacy. We remain committed to doing our part to combat diabetes, and hope our contribution helps the organisation’s beneficiaries living with, and impacted by, this disease.”  

Joyce Ang, Assistant Director, Partnerships and Volunteer Management, TOUCH Community Services said: “Our work involves helping our beneficiaries and their families build a community of care and support. This includes inculcating healthy lifestyle habits in our children from a young age. We appreciate the support provided by Sun Life that has enabled us to conduct fun yet meaningful, healthy lifestyle activities for our beneficiaries and their families."

Sun Life remains committed to building sustainable, healthier communities for life. The company’s philanthropic support focuses on health, with an emphasis on diabetes awareness, prevention and care initiatives. 

Sun Life currently has more than 22 million clients in Asia, offering life, health and wealth management solutions through a multi-channel distribution approach. In the past four years, Sun Life’s business in Asia has grown to support 10.3 million new clients and its underlying net income has grown at a CAGR of 8%.

Facts about Sun Life in Asia:

  • 2020 full year underlying earnings of C$579 million, up 5% on 2019
  • Wealth and asset management businesses in Asia have C$61.5 billion in assets under management*
  • Business Commenced: 1892
  • Number of Clients: 22 million+*
  • Number of advisors: 138,000+*
  • Employees across Asia: 21,000+*

*As of Dec 31, 2020


About Sun Life 

Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life has operations in a number of 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 September 30, 2021, Sun Life had total assets under management of C$1.39 trillion. 

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

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is an insurance company federally incorporated in Canada, with OSFI Institution Code F380 and its registered office at 1 York Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 0B6. It is regulated by Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada