The Spirit of Citizenship – Sun Life Financial’s 2003 Public Accountability Statement details commitment to social responsibility

TORONTO, May 17, 2004 – Sun Life Financial Inc.’s 2003 Public Accountability Statement, The Spirit of Citizenship, details the company’s commitment to social responsibility in four key areas:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Health
  • Arts & Culture

The report – available online at – details many of the contributions Sun Life Financial made in 2003 – as a corporation and through its employees and advisors – to communities across Canada and internationally. The report highlights many examples of Sun Life Financial’s contributions:

  • Canadian Children’s Aid Foundation Stay in School Awards, a program design to provide incentive and encouragement to children to stay in school despite challenges such as personal and emotional upheaval.
  • The REACH program in Boston, Massachusetts, that helps families and children dealing with domestic violence.
  • The Kelly Chen Children Education Fund that addresses the health needs of children in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

The Public Accountability Statement also highlights the company’s general contributions to the economy, and its commitment to sound corporate governance, employees, consumers, and the environment.

Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of wealth accumulation and protection products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Tracing its roots back to 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2004, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of CDN$370 billion.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under ticker symbol SLF.