The Co-operators

The Co-operators, a Canadian member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), has been awarded an Excellence in Governance Award in the category of Best Practices in Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues from the Governance Professionals of Canada.

The Co-operators was recognized for its progress in embedding...

The Co-operators (Canada) last week announced its contribution to the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation's (ICMIF) 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy, which will guide the development of mutual microinsurance programs in five emerging markets, reaching out to five million new households over a five-year period. The Co-operators, an ICMIF member, will provide USD $100,...

This week the Board of Directors of The Co-operators (Canada) announced the appointment of Rob Wesseling as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The Co-operators Group Limited, effective 1 December 2016.

Currently The Co-operators Executive Vice-President (EVP), Property and Casualty (P&C) Operations, The Co-operators General Insurance Company, and Chief Operating Officer (...

Canadian member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) The Co-operators last week announced a total of CAD 125,600 in grants to support 10 Canadian cooperatives that are addressing social and economic needs in their communities. The funding is provided through The Co-operators Foundation Co-operative Development Program.

"These...

Late last month Co-operators General Insurance Company (one of the companies that makes up the group known as The Co-operators, a Canadian member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation) launched ground-breaking new insurance coverage that protects homeowners in Ontario, Canada, against damage caused by overland flooding. The new coverage, which is available throughout...

Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO of The Co-operators (Canada), a member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), is retiring at the end of 2016, after 14 years in the role.

"I have worked alongside the very best in the insurance industry and cooperative sector," says Kathy. "I am proud of what we have built together and so very fortunate to have had...

The Co-operators has today announced eight donations totalling CAD 120,000 to organizations across Canada that are working to enhance the self-reliance and employability of marginalized youth and people with mental health challenges. The funding is being provided from The Co-operators Community Economic Development Funds. The Co-operators is Canadian member of the International Cooperative and...

In December 2015 Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators released the Distracted Driving in Canada: Making Progress, Taking Action report in conjunction with the Canadian Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF).  The report provides a snapshot of activities underway in Canada to reduce distracted driving. Based on an environmental scan TIRF completed in partnership with Drop It and Drive (D.I...

Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators announced this week that it has committed CAD 250,000 in funding, and is encouraging its employees to volunteer, as part of the nation-wide effort to welcome Syrian refugees to Canada. A special one-time grant programme has been created through The Co-operators Foundation's Community Economic Development Fund to support organizations' initiatives aimed at...

Through the IMPACT! Fund, Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators has recently awarded CAD 93,747 in grants to 21 young Canadians who demonstrated leadership and ingenuity in sustainability. The IMPACT! Fund, which is part of the IMPACT! Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership, financially supports young sustainability leaders as they implement programs that have a positive impact on...

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