The Co-operators honoured as one of the Best Employers in Canada

GUELPH, ON, Nov. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, The Co-operators was ranked among the Aon Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, which rated the organization as a Platinum Level employer. The prestigious list, based primarily on confidential employee surveys, was published in Canadian Business magazine today.

The Aon Best Employers Study is a unique piece of national workplace research that provides an in-depth view into employee and leader opinions, external benchmarking and identification of key priorities that drive engagement. Its data and analysis are used by employers such as The Co-operators to identify areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.

"A highly engaged workforce is invaluable to our organization because it means that our employees support our mission and work hard to provide financial security for Canadians and their communities," said Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The Co-operators. "Our staff members make extraordinary efforts to provide first-rate service to our clients, and bring our co-operative principles to life. They appreciate working for a values-based organization, and that's reflected in our engagement scores."

Included in The Co-operators listing are The Co-operators Group Limited and Co-operators General Insurance Company of Guelph, Ontario; Regina-based Co-operators Life Insurance Company; HB Group/COSECO of Mississauga; and CUMIS of Burlington, Ontario. In addition, two other members of The Co-operators group of companies, Addenda Capital, based in Montreal, and the Sovereign General of Calgary, were included on the Best Small Medium Employers in Canada list, also announced today.

The Co-operators is a Canadian-owned co-operative well known for its community involvement and commitment to sustainability. As the survey results demonstrate, its more than 4,3000 employees across the country take pride in being part of the organization, share its values, and work hard to support its mission of providing financial security to Canadians and their communities.

About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than $40 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

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

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