Montreal, February 23, 2016 – The Quebec Cancer Foundation is proud to announce that The Co-operators will be serving as official presenter of the 3rd edition of the Grand défoulement contre le cancer. From June 1 to June 30, 2016, a host of activities to “vent against cancer” will be organized across the province to raise funds in behalf of people with cancer and their loved ones.

“Given The Co-operators’ reputation as a caring, person-centred insurance company, we are pleased to have their support for the Grand défoulement contre le cancer,” explained Ginette Charest, General Director of the Quebec Cancer Foundation. “As an organization, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care by meeting the needs of people with cancer here in Quebec. Every day we strive to help them better cope with their disease. Our values of community involvement and solidarity are a perfect fit with those of The Co-operators.”

“The Co-operators was built on principles of cooperation and, as is the case with the Quebec Cancer Foundation, we put people first. We are delighted to support such a wonderful and important cause, especially knowing that every single donation will go directly towards meeting the physical, psychological and material needs of people with cancer and their loved ones,” explained Karine Potvin, Director of Marketing at The Co-operators.

Province-wide events

Bruno Pelletier, spokesperson for the Quebec Cancer Foundation, invites Quebecers to organize fundraising events in support of people with cancer and their loved ones. “Activities can include everything from a physical challenge to a creative endeavour or an event that simply brings together friends and neighbours – just let your imagination lead the way! I am moved to see so many people rally for a cause that is near and dear to my heart. From June 1 to June 30, 2016, get involved by venting against cancer!”

About the Quebec Cancer Foundation

For over 35 years now, the Quebec Cancer Foundation has been the leading organization dedicated to helping people cope with cancer, a disease that strikes nearly one in two Quebecers, greatly affecting their day-to-day lives. With locations in Montreal, Quebec City, Estrie, Outaouais and Mauricie, the Foundation gives people with cancer and their loved ones access to lodging and support services to meet their practical needs and facilitates access to cancer treatments. Through its Info-Cancer services, the Foundation also offers support, information and reassurance, free of charge, to people across the province.

Info-cancer: 1 800 363-0063 | | Facebook: fqcancer.

About The Co-operators

The Co-operators is a leading Canadian-owned, multi-product insurance and financial services organization with more than $40 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies, it offers home, auto, life, group, travel and commercial insurance as well as investment products. It is well known for its community involvement and commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the 50 Best Employers in Canada, platinum level, and Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. For more information, visit

For more information:
Valérie Lafleur, Communication and Public Relations Officer
Quebec Cancer Foundation
Phone: 514 527-2194 |

Karine Potvin, Director of Marketing
The Co-operators
Phone: 514 789-2667 |