Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Sun Life

2021 Platinum Recipient
Mental Health at Work®

You likely know Sun Life as a market leader providing Canadians with solutions for their health, wealth and protection needs for over 155 years. Sun Life’s Purpose is to help Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. It is the company’s north star and fuels every Sun Life employee to deliver for Clients every day.

Sun Life has another important role as an employer to more than 11,000 employees across Canada. Sun Life embeds its Purpose throughout its organization, recognizing that in order to inspire meaningful action on mental health with their Clients, they must lead by example by being best in class for their own Employees.

At Sun Life, Employee mental health outcomes are part of the company’s business goals. The importance of Employee mental health comes from the top down where leaders demonstrate empathy and compassion, facilitate open and vulnerable conversations, and empower Employees to take action on their mental health. The President of Sun Life Canada has taken an active role in calling on CEOs across Canada to act on Employee mental health within their own organizations, allowing Sun Life to amplify its effect both in and outside of its organization.

Financial Services

Toronto, Ontario

10,685 Employees

“Sun Life is the leading Canadian group benefits provider, helping over 20,000 employers across Canada bring health solutions to their employees. We lead by example for our own Employees. We are proud to receive The Canada Award for Excellence for Mental Health at Work. It recognizes Sun Life as a leading employer in Employee well-being and commends our commitment to innovate and evolve our programs as we strive to help our Employees bring their authentic and full selves to work. ”

Jacques Goulet, President, Sun Life Canada and Lumino Health

Previous Awards

Excellence, Innovation and Wellness® – Platinum 2015; Gold 2013

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