December 15, 2017 11:00
Manulife has made a $ 500,000 donation to the YMCAS of Québec to support the development of a literacy program physical. With this donation, thousands of children under the age of 12 years old can develop motor skills, confidence and motivation necessary to be active throughout their lives, have jointly announced Manulife and the YMCAS of Québec at the beginning of December.
Citing that only 9 % of children do 60 minutes of exercise recommended per day, Manulife and the YMCAS of Québec believe that this partnership responds to a » true public health problem «.
A new era for Manulife Quebec
«Our presence at Home Manulife marks the beginning of a new era for our organization in Quebec. To emphasize this turning point in our history, Manulife is very proud to make this donation to the YMCAS of Québec, says Richard Payette, President and chief executive officer, Manulife Québec. This is further evidence of the ongoing commitment of Manulife for the promotion of literacy and physical and help to strengthen our presence here in Quebec. «
«I am very happy of the trust and witnessed by a company of the stature of Manulife in our ability to help cultivate their gifts so important in allowing a greater number of children in more communities to learn how to move in our community centres and sports,» adds Stéphane Vaillancourt, president and ceo of the YMCAS of Québec.