May 6, 2021 -

Equitable Life of Canada is proud to announce an endowment at Wilfrid Laurier University in honour of the retirement of Ron Beettam, President and CEO of Equitable Life of Canada. The endowment will encourage and support students in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics. 

“At Equitable Life of Canada, we believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Doug Alexander, Chair of the Board of Directors for Equitable Life of Canada. “This gift recognizes our ongoing commitment to producing the next generation of business leaders who understand the power of ethical business to make a positive impact.”

The endowment will be named The Ron Beettam Equitable Life Award and will serve to recognize the service of Ron Beettam at the time of his retirement as President and CEO in 2021. 

“As an organization we want to express our appreciation for Ron’s leadership and contribution to Equitable Life. With impressive growth and outstanding financial results, he has built Equitable into one of Canada’s leading mutual insurance companies,” said Alexander at the Company’s recent Annual General Meeting.

This award will be eligible to any undergraduate student in the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at Laurier who meets all academic program requirements, demonstrates involvement in the community through volunteer work, and establishes financial need.

About Equitable Life of Canada

Canadians have turned to Equitable Life since 1920 to protect what matters most. We work with independent advisors across Canada to offer individual insurance, savings and retirement, and group benefits solutions to meet your needs.

Equitable Life is not your typical financial services company. We have the knowledge, experience and ability to find solutions that work for you. We’re friendly, caring and interested in helping. The Company is owned by our participating policyholders, not shareholders, allowing us to focus on your needs and on providing you with personalized service, financial protection and peace of mind.


Media Contact:

Don Bisch
Director Equitable Life of Canada