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Helping families do more of the good they want to do for over 150 years.

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 every day, working families. Over 150 years later, we’re still offering life insurance and individual savings solutions that help families achieve long-term financial security while providing them opportunities to live well today.

Doing good and giving back

One of our first leaders, Dr. Oronhyatekha, firmly believed in doing good and giving back. In fact, following the historic 1906 earthquake in San Francisco that reached a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale, he quickly mobilized and led the charge for Foresters to provide emergency assistance for its customers who lost homes.

During Dr. Oronhyatekha’s 27-year leadership, an authentic, purpose-driven culture was started, with a commitment to family and community well-being that continues to stand the test of time. Today, 2.3 million clients and members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom benefit from the foundation of experience and reliability we have continued to build on since 1874.

We have always remained steadfast in our commitment to helping people do more of the good they want to do for their families and communities. That’s why each year, we invest millions to support causes that mean the world to our members and enrich their lives.

Our code of ethics

At Foresters, we take our obligation to conduct business in a highly professional and ethical manner very seriously. We live by our code of ethics in everything we do, enabling us to protect our customers from increased costs associated with fraudulent activities.

Our code of ethics:

  • defines the guidelines and principles of ethical conduct and behavior expected of all Foresters Financial directors, officers, employees, distributors and other representatives.
  • increases awareness and understanding of the ethical principles under which we do business and conduct our volunteer activities.
  • encourages, inspires and rewards ethical conduct while preventing misconduct in our organization.

Download our Code of Ethics.

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