The Co-operators

This week ICMIF member The Co-operators (Canada) released its 2014 Sustainability Report, which provides a detailed overview of the organization's sustainability journey and its contributions to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of Canadian communities.

People and their property are facing increasingly destructive weather, as the cost of storm-related damage...

Last week it was announced that Canadian ICMIF member and insurance cooperative The Co-operators has made a CAD 100,000 donation to the Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business and Economics. The Co-operators provided the gift as a way of supporting the study of alternative governance models. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and special guests - including Bruce West (pictured right), MBA...

Today, Wednesday 17 December 2014, 108,808 Canadian dollars (CAD) in grants was awarded by ICMIF member organization The Co-operators to 26 young Canadians leading innovative sustainability projects at universities and colleges and in communities across the country. The funding provided through The Co-operators Foundation – IMPACT! Fund, supports sustainability solutions and practices that...

Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators has been ranked #1 in the world for sustainability among cooperative insurance companies in a new ranking by Corporate Knights. Among financial services cooperatives, it was listed at #3. The ranking was announced at the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives in Québec.

Corporate Knights, a Canadian organization dedicated to the promotion of "...

Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators announced at the annual general meeting of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada the launch of Co-op Guard™, a first-of-its-kind insurance and financial services solution designed specifically to meet the unique needs of Canadian cooperatives.

As a Canadian-owned cooperative, The Co-operators currently provides tailored insurance solutions for many of...

In May 2014 a delegation of Board Directors from ICMIF member organization CIC Insurance Group, Kenya, travelled to Canada to visit with and learn from another ICMIF member organization The Co-operators. In total half of the CIC Board of Directors made the trip to Canada; accompanied by Nelson Kuria, Group Chief Executive Officer and the Deputy Company Secretary.

This visit was an...

Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators and the Canadian Co-operative Association have announced a new partnership on a pilot program offering international volunteering opportunities to Co-operators employees. The volunteer placements will allow employees to work for three weeks in cooperatives in the developing world.

A pair of staff members from The Co-operators group of companies...

Earlier this week Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators bade farewell to Richard Lemoing who had been Chairperson of the Board of  Directors of The Co-operators Group Limited since 2007. John Harvie was introduced as the new Chairperson of the Board. Mr Harvie had been elected at the first board meeting following the organization’s Annual General Meeting in Montreal, where the organization...

Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators is due to launch usage-based motor insurance in Ontario, Canada, at the beginning of next month (April 2014). The Co-operators will be the second insurer in Canada to offer such a product, the first was another ICMIF member, Desjardins.

The new product will called en-route Auto Program™. The Co-operators is offering an automatic 5% discount to new...

A new partnership announced last week will see Canadian ICMIF member organization The Co-operators donate an estimated CAD 650,000 worth of salvageable material from damaged homes to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores in Canada annually. Not only will the ReClaim program provide a financial boost for local Habitat for Humanity affiliates that operate ReStores, it will also potentially divert...

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