The La Capitale Foundation launches the second edition of the ShineBEYOND prizes!


November 1, 2018 – The La Capitale Foundation is launching the second edition the ShineBEYOND prizes, an initiative that aims to finance three projects related to one of the Foundation’s causes: autism, intellectual disability and vulnerable seniors.

“Given the success of the first edition of the ShineBEYOND prizes, we are very pleased and proud to repeat the experience with greater prize amounts. We are inviting non-profit organizations to present a project related to one of our Foundation’s causes for a chance to earn one of three $25,000 prizes to help them make the project a reality and shine a light on their cause. With this initiative, we want to highlight the value of acceptance, support, respect and inclusion of these groups in our society,” said Jean St-Gelais, La Capitale's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. 

The ShineBEYOND Call for Project is a La Capitale Foundation initiative that aims to provide financial support for non-profit organizations dedicated to projects related to one of the Foundation’s three causes.

New this year: A special $15,000 prize will be awarded to an intergenerational project, i.e. one that involves two generations in a cause supported by the Foundation.

Organizations are invited to present their project related to autism, intellectual disability or vulnerable seniors by completing the application form available at, between November 1 and December 21, 2018. The selected projects will be announced in February 2019.

In line with La Capitale’s values of social commitment and responsibility and its people-first attitude, the company donated $1.3M to more than 200 organizations in Quebec and across Canada in 2017, through its La Capitale Foundation. The Foundation’s objective is to improve the quality of life for individuals, in particular those with an autism spectrum disorder or an intellectual disability as well as vulnerable seniors.

To participate:

View videos from the 2017 project winners (French only):

La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, created in 1940, has a strong presence across Quebec and throughout Canada. With over 2,740 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 $7.1 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 Foundation.

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