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Photo Opportunity: Manulife Displays Over 12,000 Canadian Flags to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

October 26, 2022


Toronto – A display honouring Canadian Armed Forces members who made the ultimate sacrifice will be open for viewing at Manulife's global headquarters in Toronto from November 2 to November 11, 2022.

As a gesture of thanks and remembrance, and in continuing this Manulife tradition for the eighth consecutive year, more than 12,000 flags will be planted on the front lawn of Manulife headquarters at 200 Bloor Street East, where each flag represents 10 members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have fallen in service.

Manulife will continue to support the Royal Canadian Legion by encouraging colleagues to purchase a traditional Poppy from members of the Legion in their communities, or a digital Poppy which can be shared with family and friends through social media. The hashtag #ManulifeRemembers will be used on Manulife social media channels to further support and encourage this initiative.   


  • Media are welcome to capture images and/or video of the ceremony on November 2 and flag display between November 2 and November 11.
  • Reporters who wish to have access to the grounds or speak to a spokesperson are requested to kindly contact our media representative, Alisha Prakash, at 365-292-0795, or by email at
  • Interview requests with Manulife spokespeople are available in-person at Manulife global headquarters or virtually.


Annual Remembering the Fallen commemorative ceremony and display


Ceremony - Wednesday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m. (media are encouraged to arrive at 10:15 a.m.)

Flags display - Wednesday, November 2 to Friday to November 11 from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET


200 Bloor St. E., Toronto, Ontario - Front lawn of Manulife's global headquarters

For confirmed media members - Please enter via the St Paul’s entrance and Security will meet and escort you to the flag grounds.


In-person, phone or virtual interviews with a Manulife spokesperson are available on request.


The flag garden will remain on display until sundown on November 11.



About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services provider, helping people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we provide financial advice and insurance, operating as Manulife across Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Through Manulife Investment Management, the global brand for our Global Wealth and Asset Management segment, we serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. At the end of 2021, we had more than 38,000 employees, over 119,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 33 million customers. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit


Media Contact             

Alisha Prakash