26 July 2019 10:30
Intact financial Corporation has delivered 1.34 million dollars to the united way and the English-speaking United Way to support agencies and programs combating child poverty. The donation will be used to help children 0 to 6 years of age and to assist parents in improving their employability.
Intact pointed out that in Canada, according to the census of 2016, nearly one in five children lived in a low-income household. The insurer also adds that, currently, ” 1.3 million children have no means to do sports or to take classes in art after school, participate in school trips with their classmates, or access the Internet to do their jobs “.
Louis Gagnon, president, canadian operations at Intact, said that the poverty is complex, but that it is in giving to such organizations that the company can make a difference.
“We must do more to ensure that every child has the chance to learn and grow. We tackle the root causes of child poverty by supporting programs that help children to learn and socialize from a young age and parents to develop skills to find a job more easily, ” he says.