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The Co-operators ranked among the Best Employers in Canada

Nov 10, 2016

GUELPH, ON, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - The Co-operators group of companies is well represented on the lists of Best Employers in Canada released today by Aon Hewitt. It is the 14th consecutive year that The Co-operators has qualified for the prestigious lists, which are based largely on confidential surveys completed by participating employers' staff members.

The group of companies is represented by three separate listings:

  • The Co-operators, which includes Co-operators Group Limited, Co-operators General Insurance Company, Co-operators Life Insurance Company, HB Group/COSECO and CUMIS, is recognized on the Platinum Best Employers in Canada list.
  • Addenda Capital is included on the Platinum Level Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada list.
  • The Sovereign General is recognized as a member of the Gold Level Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada list.

"Having a highly engaged workforce is extremely important to us, and we see the benefits it brings in terms of the quality of work that comes out of people who are highly motivated, passionate and willing to go the extra mile to help achieve our goals," said Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The Co-operators. "As an employer, we strive to create a culture in which every staff member feels valued, supported and inspired to do their very best."

According to Aon Hewitt, employees are engaged when they "say, stay and strive": they speak positively about their employer to others, are committed to staying with their current employers, and are motivated by their organization to go "above and beyond" to contribute to its success.

There are employees of The Co-operators group of companies located in every province in Canada. Its subsidiary companies are headquartered in different cities, with Co-operators Group Limited and Co-operators General Insurance Company in Guelph, Ontario; Co-operators Life Insurance Company in Regina; HB Group/COSECO in Mississauga, Ontario; Sovereign General in Calgary; CUMIS in Burlington, Ontario; and Addenda Capital in Montreal.

For more information on The Co-operators as a workplace, visit

About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Ltd. is a Canadian co-operative with more than $44 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean's magazine. For more information, visit

SOURCE The Co-operators

For further information: Leonard Sharman, The Co-operators, Phone: 519-767-3937

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