Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc

July 09, 2014 08:00 ET

Ecclesiastical, a Joint Funding Partner of Kids Help Phone 'Gender-Bread' On-Line Tool

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 9, 2014) - Ecclesiastical Insurance congratulates Kids Help Phone on the launch of Gender-Bread, an online resource developed specifically to help young people who are questioning or exploring their gender identity and who may be facing personal and social difficulties as a result. Gender-Bread includes interactive tools and games, links to Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Questioning (LGBTQ) information, as well as forums where young people can ask questions, post messages and share stories.

"Ecclesiastical is very proud to have been a joint funding partner for this important and timely initiative," said Jacinta Whyte, Deputy Group Chief Executive, Ecclesiastical Insurance, and General Manager & Chief Agent for Canada. "Our partnership with Kids Help Phone reflects our commitment to the wellbeing of vulnerable young people and builds on efforts supported through our owners, Allchurches Trust, in the field of youth suicide prevention."

In addition to its corporate sponsorship, Ecclesiastical employees participated in the annual Walk So Kids Can Talk fundraiser and raised additional funds through a variety of special events held in regional offices across the country. One of Ecclesiastical's business interns was also placed with Kids Help Phone for a one-month stint to help with the fundraising walk. Describing this aspect of the Business Intern Program, Lorna McIntosh, Ecclesiastical's Vice President, Human Resources, said, "Our business interns are required to share their skills and give back to the community. Ecclesiastical's goal is to help young employees become well-rounded professionals and responsible business leaders."

About Ecclesiastical Insurance

Founded in 1887 and with offices in Canada since 1972, Ecclesiastical Insurance is a specialist insurance provider. Working closely with the national independent broker network, Ecclesiastical provides customized insurance solutions and services to faith organizations, retirement communities, education facilities, arts & culture institutions, funeral service providers and registered charities and non-profit groups.

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