Insurance Investments Group Claims About us

Our areas of impact

Supporting co-operative education

Engaging youth

Investing in co-operative development

Co-operative Development Program (CDP)

Since 1992, Co-operators has administered a program of grants dedicated to emerging and expanding co-operatives. This program has encouraged the viability and growth of co-operatives that are responding to the collective needs of Canadians.
Learn how to apply for a grant

Our partners in a co-operative society

Co-operative education

We support bursaries for youth seeking co-operative management education through Saint Mary’s University. We also provide research funding to the Research and Education Institute for Cooperatives and Mutuals at the University of Sherbrooke and the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives to help expand knowledge and understanding of the value of co-operative business models.

Youth engagement

We support youth leadership development through co-operative camps across Canada. We also offer the Co-operators Young Leaders Award, in partnership with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, for up-and-coming changemakers who are making a difference at their co-op and within their community.

Co-operative development

In addition to our signature Co-operative Development Program, we support international development through funding the Insurance Innovation Challenge (IIC), a joint program of the International Co-operative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Insurance and Risk Finance Facility to support projects focused on strengthening the financial resilience of people, particularly women, in developing economies.

Black Women Professional Co-operative

Black Women Professional Co-operative Inc. aims to empower women professionals and entrepreneurs to operationalize their businesses and scale up to mainstream local channels and international markets. As a previous recipient of our Co-operative Development Program, Co-operators supported their efforts to offer access to professional mentorship, coaching and business training, networking opportunities, tools and resources.

Board members (pictured left to right): Amaka Uzuakpunwa, Ada Iwenofu, Obie Agusiegbe, Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido and Linda Ekwe.

Co-operators Young Leaders Award

We offer a distinctive leadership development opportunity in partnership with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada for emerging changemakers (aged 18 to 34) making an impact in their co-op and community.
Learn more about our Co-operators Young Leaders Award