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P.O. Box 1603, Stn Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario  N2J 4C7

Phone: 519.886.5110

Toll Free: 1.800.722.6615

www.equitable.ca

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November 19, 1920

First policy issued by The Ontario Equitable Life and Accident Insurance Company.

Photo Courtesy of Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

The Ontario Equitable Life and Accident Insurance Company is established.

 

Staff at desks - 1920s

August 1, 1936

Equitable Life obtains federal charter and changes name to The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada.

Original Equtable Life Building

Equitable Life bought the historic Devitt Building at King & Erb Streets in Waterloo, ON as its head office.

 
1948

Early policy.

New business crosses the $10 million mark.

 
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1952

Equitable Life reaches $100 million of insurance in-force.

Head office training school - 1959.

 
1963
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Annual statement 1961.

Equitable Life becomes a mutual company.

 
1976

Tamara Geisbrecht joins Equitable Life’s Board of Directors, becoming the first woman in Canada to sit on an insurance company’s Board.

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Board of Directors, 1989. Tamara Geisbrecht is seated, second from the right.

 
1984
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Equitable Life Ladies Softball Champs Jacket - 1980.

Equitable introduces a state-of-the-art computer system to process life and annuity contracts.  

 
1999

Equitable Life exceeds $1 billion in assets under administration.

Commemorative clock - celebrating $100 million of Group in-force.

 
2006
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Construction on the head office expansion.

Equitable expands head office to accommodate growth.

 
2020

Equitable Life celebrates its 100th anniversary as one of the largest and most financially stable mutual companies in Canada.