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Regina's Co-operators Life Ranked Among Canada's Best Places to Work

Oct 20, 2011

REGINA, Oct. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Co-operators Life Insurance Company of Regina has been recognized among Canada's best employers in the October 20 edition of Maclean's magazine, out today. International human resources firm Aon Hewitt compiles the list of the 50 Best Employers in Canada annually, using results of confidential employee surveys from workplaces across the country.

Co-operators Life was ranked 35th on the 2012 list. Also included at 24th was a group of related companies consisting of Co-operators General Insurance Company, HB Group Insurance Management, Addenda Capital, L'Union Canadienne and The Co-operators Group Ltd.

"This is the sixth year we have made this list, reflecting the continued high level of engagement among our workforce," said Kevin Daniel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Co-operators Life. "These results show us that our employees are willing to make an extra effort to ensure our success, are willing to speak positively about the company and, most importantly, enjoy being part of The Co-operators."

Three of the areas in which The Co-operators has outperformed the average of the 50 top employers in recent years are:

  • Retirement savings plans
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Learning and development

Aon Hewitt's confidential employee surveys gauge "employee engagement," based on staff members' perceptions of human resources practices, policies and procedures, and alignment between staff members and senior management. Firms with high engagement scores tend to attract and retain employees, and their staff members are committed to achieving corporate goals.

About Co-operators Life Insurance Company
Co-operators Life Insurance Company, with its head office in Regina, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Co-operators Group Limited. Through its operating subsidiaries, The Co-operators offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than $40 billion in assets under administration. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is ranked #1 among the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights, and listed among the 50 Best Employers in Canada. For more information visit

For further information:

Glenn Bohay
The Co-operators
(306) 347-6527

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