Sun Life Financial partners with MaRS to collaborate with health and FinTech startups

MaRS Toronto

MaRS Discovery District today announced a partnership with Sun Life Financial.

“Health as we know it is radically being redefined, driven by consumers, technology, and the inability of formal health systems to deliver services that meet the needs and expectations of society,” said Zayna Khayat, senior advisor of Health System Innovation at MaRS. “With this, health plans and insurers are undergoing a major reconceptualization of their business models and value propositions. As a Canadian and global leader in health insurance, we are thrilled to be working with Sun Life to help realize this new future of health.”

Sun Life will work with the health and FinTech clusters at MaRS to connect and collaborate with companies working in these spaces. MaRS has been enjoying widespread interest in its space as of late, with the announcement of partnerships with strong FinTech companies like Square and Johnson & Johnson opening 40,000 square feet of space for healthtech companies.

“At Sun Life, we’re proud of our leadership role in helping to transform our industry through digital and other solutions that respond to our clients’ needs and changing expectations,” said Kevin Dougherty, president of Sun Life Financial Canada. “Our partnership with MaRS will provide unique opportunities to share ideas and collaborate with start-ups on cutting-edge solutions designed to help our clients when it comes to their finances, health and well-being.”