La Capitale encourages employees to be active by taking on Défi Entreprises

Quebec City, January 29, 2019 – La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services and VIVA Workplace Wellness Program invite companies and their employees to participate in Défi Entreprises!

For over 10 years, thanks to its VIVA program, La Capitale has been promoting the development and maintenance of healthy lifestyle habits through motivating workplace activities. Over 10,000 workers in Canada have enjoyed the many benefits offered by the VIVA workplace health and wellness program.

In keeping with this mission, La Capitale is participating in Défi Entreprises to encourage employees to run, walk and dance in the cities where we have branch offices: Quebec City, Montreal, Gatineau-Ottawa, Trois-Rivières and the Saguenay,

Défi Entreprises is a three-month participatory health and wellness program. It’s simple and effective in promoting healthy lifestyle habits in the workplace. It will be concluded with a group event.

Employees of companies that participate can take advantage of presentations and training at work in preparation for the event. Advice from specialists and a 12-week training program are available for employees.

The challenge culminates in a major event where employees achieve the goals they set for themselves:

  • 5 k or 10 k, jogging or walking
  • 15 minutes of Cardio F.i.t.
  • 1 hour of Zumba

“Support from the people around you, whether at home or at work, is essential when you are developing healthy lifestyle habits. We were inspired to participate in this project due to the opportunity for colleagues to work together on it,” said Jean St-Gelais, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services.

This year, Défi Entreprises will take place in:

  • Trois-Rivières on June 1
  • Gatineau-Ottawa on June 2
  • Quebec City on June 9
  • Montreal on June 15
  • Saguenay on June 16

All you have to do to enter your company is go to Défi Entreprises.

About La Capitale

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.

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