Our focus on diabetes

The statistics are sobering. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls diabetes the epidemic of the 21st century. In Canada, 1 in 4 people are currently affected by diabetes.1 The good news is, it’s not too late to make a positive change, and that’s why Sun Life Financial is committed to slowing the advance of diabetes and its related complications, by improving the health and wellness of our customers, employees and the community in order to beat this disease.

Customers Employees Communities

We bring insights to this important cause, gleaned through our offering of benefits and wellness programs, and have made a major commitment to combating this disease. Our journey began in November 2012 when we announced diabetes as our philanthropic focus in health with a historic donation of $5 million over five years to the University Health Network in Canada. Since then, we have committed over $13 million CAD in support of diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research.


1 Canadian Diabetes Association

Donations in action

Learn more about our support of diabetes awareness, visit Donations in action.