GUELPH, ON, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Co-operators is pleased to welcome
Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan Inc. (APAS) as the
newest member-owner of the Canadian insurance and financial services
co-operative. Following the approval of the Board of Directors of The
Co-operators, APAS's membership was effective January 1, 2014. The
Co-operators now has 44 member-owners, including Canadian
co-operatives, credit union centrals and other organizations.
"We are delighted to welcome the Agricultural Producers Association of
Saskatchewan as our newest member," said Kathy Bardswick, president and
CEO of The Co-operators.
"The Co-operators was formed by farmers in Saskatchewan in 1945 and has
maintained its strong relationships with agricultural organizations
since that time. We look forward to building a strong and mutually
beneficial relationship with APAS in the years ahead."
APAS was formed in 2000 to provide thousands of agricultural producers
in Saskatchewan with a democratically elected, grassroots organization
that represents their interests. It develops policy positions that
promote the economic wellbeing of Saskatchewan's agricultural
producers, support sustainable agricultural practices and contribute to
the viability of rural communities. "APAS is proud to be the newest
owner-member of The Co-operators", said Norm Hall, President of APAS.
"We look forward to working alongside our fellow members to extend the
many benefits and advantages that come with membership in The
A co-operative 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-owned co-operative with
more than $34 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 50 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 www.cooperators.ca.
SOURCE: The Co-operators
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