Manulife and the YMCAs of Québec Join Forces to Build a Healthy Generation - Media Invitation

Montréal, December 4, 2017 — Manulife and the YMCAs of Québec are inviting members of the media to join them on Thursday, December 7 for the announcement of a major donation from Manulife. At a time when only 9% of children do 60 minutes of physical activity per day, Manulife and YMCA are joining forces to combat sedentary behaviours in youth. Thanks to this generous donation, which will go towards the development of the YMCA’s physical literacy program, Manulife will help thousands of boys and girls gain the skills, motivation and confidence they need to be active throughout their lives.


  • Richard Payette, President and CEO, Manulife Québec 
  • Stéphane Vaillancourt, President and CEO of the YMCAs of Québec
  • Children in YMCAs of Québec programs

When and Where?

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm at the Downtown YMCA, located at 1440 Stanley Street in Montréal.

About the YMCAs of Québec
The YMCAs of Québec is a charitable organization that builds stronger communities by providing opportunities for everyone to lead fulfilling, active, healthy and engaged lives. Its 10 YMCA centres, International Language School, Residence, Camp YMCA Kanawana and its 34 service sites across the province are visited each year by more than 115,000 people. The first YMCA in North America was founded in Montréal in November 1851. The YMCAs of Québec is part of the Canadian network of 47 YMCA associations. For more information, visit ymcaquebec.org and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. As of September 30, 2017, we had over $1 trillion (US$806 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $27.1 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

For more information, please contact: 

Steve La Barbera, Consultant – Media Relations, Manulife
514-404-6303 / steven_la_barbera@manuvie.com 

Nathalie Viora, Director, YMCA Campaign Communications, YMCAs of Québec Foundation