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The Co-operators Recognized as a Kincentric Best Employer 2021

Sep 21, 2021

Guelph, ON, September 21, 2021 – The Co-operators today announced it has been recognized as a Best Employer in Canada as part of Kincentric’s Best Employers global certification, a program that measures and recognizes leading employers who capture the full power of their people to drive results and create sustainable competitive advantage.

With 20 years of experience in Best Employer certification across the world, backed by over 50 years of employee research and a robust global database, the Kincentric Best Employers certification compares organizations to identify those that strive to continuously inspire their people, spark change and accelerate business success.

“Our outstanding cultural character is shaped by the contributions of our employees, so to be recognized by Kincentric is a fitting testament to their passion and dedication,” said Rob Wesseling, President & CEO of The Co-operators. “I am immensely proud of the commitment and adaptability they demonstrated, especially in a year of such significant change. Only by fostering a thriving, inclusive and agile workplace culture can we continue our drive towards being a high-performance co-operative."

To achieve recognition through the Kincentric Best Employers certification, The Co-operators was assessed on four measures:

  1. Employee Engagement: Employees speak positively about their employer, intend to stay and are motivated to exert extra effort at work.
  2. Organizational Agility: Employees see that the organization is highly adaptive, innovative, inclusive and responsive to the changing needs of its customers.
  3. Engaging Leadership: Leaders are deeply connected with employees to drive engagement, communicate a clear vision and exert strong personal values.
  4. Talent Focus: Employees see that the organization is focusing on attracting and retaining great talent and creating an inspirational environment where people can thrive.

About The Co-operators
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $61.5 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 and achieved carbon neutrality in 2020. The Co-operators is ranked as a Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizen in Canada and listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Kincentric. For more information visit:

About Kincentric
Kincentric, a Spencer Stuart company, approaches human capital differently — we help you identify what drives your people, so they can drive your business. Formerly a part of Aon, our decades of expertise in culture and engagement, leadership assessment and development, and HR and talent advisory services enable us to help organizations change from the inside. And our global network of colleagues, our proven insights and our intuitive technologies give us new ways to help organizations unlock the power of people and teams — fostering change and accelerating success. For more information, please visit

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