GUELPH, ON, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Co-operators and its employees
across Canada raised a total of $686,288 during the 2013 United Way
campaign to support the vital health and social services provided by
United Way member agencies.
Through a series of local staff-led campaigns, employees made donations
at fundraising events such as casual days, raffles and United Way
education sessions and through payroll deductions, raising $392,742.
The Co-operators made a corporate contribution of $293,545.
"Our staff members are the embodiment of the co-operative principle of
concern for community. They work hard every year to run fun and
creative campaigns to support the United Way agencies in their
communities," said Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The
Co-operators. "The United Way campaign brings us all together each year
to raise much-needed funding for organizations that touch the lives of
so many of us, our friends and our neighbours."
The United Way is the largest non-government funder of social services
and the voluntary sector in Canada. Based on local needs and
challenges, the United Way provides vital funding to its member
agencies, helping to improve Canadians' quality of life. With funding
from local donors like The Co-operators, United Way chapters in Canada
are able to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals
and mobilizing collective action.
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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