Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Primerica Canada is celebrating 30 years of helping Canadian Main Street families with real life financial solutions that can empower them to, as our mission statement says, “earn more money, become properly protected, debt free and financially independent.”
Primerica business leaders from all over Canada met September 8-10 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel to reflect on the success of Primerica Canada in 2016 and strategize for continuing historic growth into 2017 and beyond.
In August, more than 1,400 couples converged at the prestigious Broadmoor Resort in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO, for an unforgettable getaway. Qualifiers competed to attend this five-star and five-diamond resort between November 2015 and May 2016 by providing families with the financial solutions they need in order to reach their goals.
Check out these photos from the event, held August 17-26, 2016.
It’s that time of year again. Yellow buses abound and children are headed back to the classroom. While this can be an exciting time (for both children and parents), starting a new grade and getting back into an academic state of mind can be taxing. Here are few tips to make the start of the school year a good one:
Talk it up! Some kids can’t wait to be back in school with their friends while others bemoan the fact that summer is coming to an end. One way to make your kids excited about going back to school is to talk about it in a positive way. Build excitement about the next grade, new teachers or perhaps a new school. Anticipation goes a long way so give them reasons to be psyched!
Get oriented. Attend open houses to meet teachers, any summer play dates or activities that might be scheduled and ask for a tour of the school if your child is a new student. The more your child knows about what his or her school year will look like, the less nervous he or she will be.
Stock up on school supplies. Check local papers for sales on back to school supplies and stock up if the deals are good. Odds are, the supplies on the initial list won’t last an entire school year, so grab some extras while prices are low. To give your child a sense of choice and ownership, make picking out school supplies a special event and let him or her pick up one or two inexpensive “extras.”
Get back on schedule. A week before school starts, try to get your kids back on a bedtime and wake up schedule. This will make things easier when the alarm sounds on the first day of school.
Prep the night before. Take the stress out of the mornings by preparing the night before. Pack backpacks and lunches. Choose an outfit for the following day. These small acts can save a lot of time on frantic mornings.
Keep the lines of communication open. In addition to finding out what your child did at school that day and what he or she learned, also ask questions about their friends and relationships. Talk to them about bullying and what to do if they experience it or see it happening to someone else. Let them know that they can come to you or another trusted adult if they have problems.
New Year, Fresh Start
Each new school year is an opportunity to make a fresh start, make new friends and learn new things. Being organized is key to managing the stress of juggling so many different aspects of family life. Now is the time to make a fresh start and make a plan you can stick to!
Check out these photos of runners hitting the streets August 6 for the Sixth Annual Button Down Dash 5K and 10K race benefitting the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services. Read about it here or see a video here.
Ninety-four racers from the Primerica Home Office participated in the event and each received a team T-shirt. Corey Carnhill was the team captain.
Primerica sponsored two water stations — one on the race course and at the finish line.