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L'UNION CANADIENNE gives $30,000 to the Peter Hall School Foundation

Jun 28, 2011
7:00am

MONTRÉAL, June 28, 2011 /CNW/ - In June, new bonds were forged between L'UNION CANADIENNE, Compagnie d'assurances and Peter Hall School, a Montreal school that serves students ranging in age from 4 to 21 years who have intellectual impairments, pervasive development disorders or psychopathological disorders, with or without associated disabilities.

Over the next three years, L'UNION CANADIENNE will donate a total of $30,000 to the Peter Hall School Foundation.

"L'UNION CANADIENNE is proud to support the Peter Hall School Foundation, making it possible to purchase two smart boards which will help the school's staff transition to more interactive teaching methods. Peter Hall School is a high-quality institution that we have been wanting to support for some time now, and I personally am very pleased to be able to announce this good news today," declared Mr. Ron Pavelack, Senior Vice-President of L'UNION CANADIENNE.

"Peter Hall School provides over 500 students with a motivating learning environment that enables each of them to develop at his own pace, and to reach his maximum level of accomplishment," added Mr. Jean Laliberté, President and Director General of Peter Hall School. "The support from L'UNION CANADIENNE will enable us to continue refining our teaching methods for the ongoing benefit of our students."

ABOUT L'UNION CANADIENNE, COMPAGNIE D'ASSURANCES

Founded in 1943 by property and casualty insurance brokers and specialists, L'UNION CANADIENNE, COMPAGNIE D'ASSURANCES provides home, automobile and miscellaneous risk insurance to individuals and businesses. Its numerous products, customized to meet the needs of its various clienteles, are distributed exclusively by independent brokers forming a network of over 300 points of sale in Quebec. To find out more about L'UNION CANADIENNE, visit www.unioncanadienne.com

ABOUT PETER HALL SCHOOL AND THE PETER HALL SCHOOL FOUNDATION

PETER HALL SCHOOL, founded in 1935, is a private, non-profit school recognized and subsidized in the public interest by Quebec's Ministère de l'Éducation du Loisir et du Sport. This year it welcomes, at its two campuses, 501 students aged 4 to 21 years who have intellectual disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders, including autism, or psychopathological disorders, with or without associated disabilities. Approximately 180 staff members take care of them, including teachers, professionals (occupational therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists) and support staff (nurses, attendants to handicapped students and special education technicians).

The PETER HALL SCHOOL FOUNDATION was set up in 2000. To date, it has given over one million dollars to Peter Hall School. To find out more about Peter Hall School and the Peter Hall School Foundation, visit www.peterhall.qc.ca

For further information:

To find out more about L'UNION CANADIENNE, visit www.unioncanadienne.com 

To find out more about Peter Hall School and the Peter Hall School Foundation, visit www.peterhall.qc.ca


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