MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) -
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It is with great pride that the Optimum Group partners with the Fondation du Dr Julien, whose mission is to enable each child to develop their full potential, in compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For our company, the support of social causes that are important to us is an essential gesture. Indeed, in recent years Optimum Group has been increasingly concerned with its social commitment and contribution to the advancement of certain social issues.
For 2013, Optimum Group made a donation which contributed to the success of the 2nd Community Social Pediatrics Symposium organized by the Fondation du Dr Julien. The Symposium was held on April 11 and 12 at the Montreal Science Centre in the presence of Optimum Group executives (photo). A portion of this amount will also allow implementation of the summer program of the Ruelle animée, a project developed by the Foundation in 2008, which offers local youth a safe place to have fun, supervised by a team of educators.
"We are grateful that the Optimum Group, a family business with values similar to our own, has decided to get involved with society's most vulnerable children. Their support will enable us to develop our services even more and better support families toward their well-being. We are hoping that this relationship with the Optimum Group will continue and grow with time", stated Dr. Gilles Julien, Founder and President of the Fondation du Dr Julien.
About the Fondation du Dr Julien
The mission of the Fondation du Dr Julien is to enable each child to develop to his/her own full potential in compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Each year, it provides direct services to more than 2,000 vulnerable children and their families through its two community social pediatrics centres, l'Assistance d'enfants en difficulté and le Centre de services préventifs à l'enfance, and through the Garage à musique. The Fondation is also involved in disseminating knowledge to students and professionals from various backgrounds, as well as to the community to influence intervention practices within vulnerable populations. The Fondation also supports the mobilization of a Community Social Pediatrics Movement in the country and elsewhere in the world.
About Optimum Group Inc.
Founded in 1969 by actuaries, Optimum Group is a Canadian-owned private international financial group, active in life insurance, property and casualty insurance, life reinsurance, actuarial consulting and asset management. Optimum Group operates mainly in Canada, the US, the Caribbean and France, and counts around 500 employees worldwide.
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