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The Guarantee funds a new Starlight Fun Center at Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

September 12, 2014   by The Guarantee

The Guarantee

TORONTO, September 12, 2014 – Thanks to The Guarantee Company of North America’s (The Guarantee) generous support, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has received a new Fun Center designed by Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada to help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. This is The Guarantee’s second year as a Starlight Fun Center sponsor.

“We are proud to be part of such a great initiative again this year,” said Richard Pouliot, National VP of Operations & Distribution for The Guarantee. “The Guarantee strongly supports Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada and the great work they do for children across Canada.”

The Starlight Fun Center is a mobile unit offering kids endless hours of entertainment therapy – from watching DVD movies on a flat-screen TV, to playing a wide variety of Nintendo Wii™ games. Whether hospitalized children are nervously awaiting surgery, sitting restlessly during a long treatment, or feeling lonely in their hospital room, the Starlight Fun Center helps them cope by providing entertainment and distraction. The media units can be easily wheeled into ICUs, emergency departments or individual hospital rooms for children who are unable to leave their own beds.

“Starlight is thrilled to have the support of The Guarantee Company of North America,” said Trevor Dicaire, Vice President of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. “Fun Centers have such a positive impact on hospitalized children, and The Guarantee’s sponsorship of this unit at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital will bring smiles to thousands of children’s faces.”

Additionally, The Guarantee has been a President’s Level Sponsor of the Starlight Insurance Gala for the past two years, pledging a total of $20,000 to Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada in that time.

About The Guarantee

The Guarantee Company of North America is a leader in specialty insurance within the North American marketplace. We offer in-depth knowledge and expertise in niche segments, including the transportation industry, construction industry, corporate programs and customized personal insurance. For more information visit

About Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada

Starlight Children’s Foundation™ Canada is part of Starlight’s global network, serving kids and families through partnerships with more than 130 healthcare facilities. Over the past 30 years, Starlight has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home. Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities and pediatric hospitals in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, serving millions of children every year. For more information, visit

The Guarantee media contact:

Linda Domenichini
Marketing & Communications Specialist
The Guarantee Company of North America
416-223-9580 ext.11351

Starlight’s media contact:

Trudy Rudolph
Special Events and Projects Officer
Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada
416-642-5675 ext.227

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