La Capitale’s head office is lit up blue!
April 2, 2017 – This being World Autism Awareness Day, the head office of La Capitale Insurance and Financial Group has gone blue, as part of the “Light it up blue!” campaign.
This is day 1 of a month of events and activities aimed at helping the public and decision makers gain greater understanding and acceptance of people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a developmental disability which is constantly on the rise. Blue was chosen to illustrate the fact that ASD affects four times as many boys as girls.
“We are proud to light our head office blue today for the entire month of April in recognition of autism awareness month. Through this initiative and the actions of our Foundation, we acknowledge the importance of acceptance, support, respect and inclusion of individuals with autism in our society. I invite all of you to wear blue with pride,” said Jean St-Gelais, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.
In line with La Capitale’s values of social commitment and responsibility and its people-first attitude, the company donated close to $1.3M to more than 200 organizations in Quebec and across Canada in 2016, through its La Capitale Financial Group Foundation. The Foundation’s objective is to improve the quality of life for individuals, in particular those with an ASD or an intellectual disability as well as vulnerable seniors.
The United Nations proclaimed April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day, and the first one was held in 2008. The goal is to highlight the need to help improve the lives of those living with autism.
About La Capitale
La Capitale Insurance and Financial Group, created in 1940, has a strong presence across Quebec and throughout Canada. With over 2,690 employees and guided by the values of mutualism on which it was founded, La Capitale works with clients to build, protect and value what they feel counts for their financial security. It offers insurance products and financial services to the general public as well as to Quebec public service employees. With assets of $5.8 billion, La Capitale occupies a choice position among leading insurers in Canada. Given the key social and economic role La Capitale plays, it is proud to contribute to the progress and well-being of the whole community through the La Capitale Financial Group Foundation.
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