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The Co-operative Canadian spirit

Co-operators was built by farmers to take care of themselves and their communities when traditional insurers would not meet their needs. The goal of co-operative insurance was to work with policyholders to keep them insured in good times and bad. This same co-operative outlook gave birth to things like credit unions and firefighting services in communities across Canada.

When Albert Savage, one of the original founders of Co-operators, described the company as “an acorn that will grow into one of the greatest oak trees of the co-operative movement”, he was expressing the aspirations of staff and clients.

Today, Co-operators has over a million clients across the country, but we always stay true to our roots and to the vision of a small group of Prairie farmers in 1945.