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The Co-operators welcomes BC Agriculture Council as its newest member

Mar 22, 2018

GUELPH, ON, March 22, 2018 /CNW/ - The Co-operators Group Limited is pleased to announce its newest member organization, the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC). The Co-operators, a Canadian insurance and financial services co-operative, now has 44 members, including co-operatives, credit union centrals and representative farm organizations.  

"It is a pleasure to welcome the BC Agriculture Council as our newest member," said John Harvie, chairperson of the board of directors of The Co-operators. "As an organization representing BC farmers and farm associations, the BCAC will strengthen our co-operative by bringing its insights and perspective to our governance table."

BC Agriculture Council is the only provincial-wide general farm organization representing the farmers and ranchers of British Columbia. BCAC proudly serves nearly 30 commodity associations who in turn generate 96% of the farm gate sales in BC. BCAC's vision is to "Grow BC into the most dynamic and robust agriculture province in Canada" by continually improving the social, economic and environmental sustainability of BC farms and ranches.

"BC Agriculture Council looks forward to a long and successful partnership with The Co-operators who share many of the same values that guide our approach to business. We believe that by working together this relationship will prove valuable to our members and to the farmers and ranchers of British Columbia," said Stan Vander Waal, Board Chair with BC Agriculture Council.

As a co-operative, The Co-operators Group Limited is owned and democratically controlled by members who use its services or products. The membership of The Co-operators consists of 44 organizations from every region of the country, representing the agriculture, finance, retail/consumer, service, health, and labour sectors of the Canadian economy.

About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $48 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 and Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. For more information, visit

SOURCE The Co-operators

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

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