Why The Co-operators?

A Better Begining

We’re not your typical insurance company.

In 1945, a group of Saskatchewan farmers came together to form The Co-operators. In need of security and protection that the insurance companies of the day could not provide, these farmers created their own company in the form of a co-operative.

This spirit of ingenuity and co-operation in the face of challenge is still at the core of who we are, as we work to provide financial security to Canadians and their communities.

You can become part of this legacy, one that shows in our culture and people. You’ll soon see the direct link between our way of doing business and the healthy, balanced culture we have achieved together. Co-operative values guide us as we work together in a balanced, performance-oriented environment that supports your personal and professional goals.

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A Better Culture

We support one another as we undertake challenging work, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

When you work for The Co-operators, you’ll be part of a culture that’s warm, caring, engaging and rewarding. This outstanding cultural character didn't just happen; it's been guided by solid leadership and the collaborative contribution of every member of our organization, past and present. You’ll be part of a team that works hard to develop an inspiring organization and an enjoyable place to work.

We are proud to be named once again as one of the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; and, in 2017, we were awarded a gold certification by Excellence Canada for our exemplary workplace mental health practices and programs. This recognition reinforces our commitment to making The Co-operators a better place to work.

A Better Way To Do Business

We do business differently.

As part of a co-operative organization, you’ll be part of a business that thinks beyond increasing profits and share values. We’re committed to satisfying the needs of our clients and increasing the sustainability and quality of life within their communities. We are owned and democratically influenced by the people whose lives are touched by our products and services.

The co-operative values that inspired our founders over 60 years ago continue to guide our organization today; you can see them in our culture and people. There is a direct link between the way we do business and the healthy, balanced culture we have achieved together.

A Better Approach To Sustainability

We believe in being a responsible corporate citizen.

We approach sustainability from three perspectives: environmental, economic and social.

  • Environmental: It's much more than just going green, although reducing our carbon footprint is a big part of our commitment. We’re also committed to developing our business in a way that builds on our financial strength while minimizing any negative effects that our activities could have on the environment and society at large.
  • Economic: Being part of a co-operative promotes economic sustainability because we return our profits to our member owners to invest back into their communities.
  • Social: Social sustainability includes our staff engagement, volunteerism, social responsibility, and community investment. You’re encouraged to commit to sustainable actions and behaviours at work, at home and in your community. We’ll also provide you with education on environmentally friendly options, such as recycling, composting, and reducing waste.

Find out more about our commitment to sustainability, and read our latest sustainability report.