Here in the US, numerous charitable organizations across the country have been on the frontlines of the pandemic. Whether its hospitals, community health centers, food banks, elder care services and more, the response to this crisis by our community members has been nothing short of incredible. As an employee benefits provider, we recognize the importance of healthy communities and want to do our part to support those organizations who are providing vital services to those in need.
As the pressures of the pandemic continue, in 2021 Sun Life announced an additional $1 million CAD to help ongoing global COVID-19 relief efforts and address health inequities. This support is in addition to Sun Life's $1 million CAD donation announced in March 2020. Those funds focused on healthcare, elder care and addressing food insecurity needs in markets where Sun Life operates: Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2021, Sun Life’s support focused on two main areas: food insecurity and mental health.