Our rich history of helping families
Foresters Financial™ is an international financial services provider with a unique history that began in 1874 when we set out to provide access to life insurance for average, working families. More than 140 years later, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve long-term financial health and security.
Throughout our history, we have been at the forefront of several milestones in the North American life insurance landscape, often pioneering trends that would later become commonplace. One of our first leaders, Dr. Oronhyatekha, was one of Canada’s first Native doctors to include western medicine in his practice. A man ahead of his time, Dr. Oronhyatekha championed the rights of women, children and minorities. He also insisted on admitting women as full members of the organization and providing benefits to the orphans of Foresters members.
Today, more than three million clients and members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom benefit from the foundation of experience, expertise and reliability we have built over two centuries. During this time, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to help improve family well-being and each year, we invest millions to support causes that enrich the lives of families and communities.