Co-operators offices become first ever Business Block Parents in Quebec

BLAINVILLE, QC, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Business Block Parent program celebrated a milestone in Quebec today with the launch of the first group of Business Block Parents in the province. All 20 advisors' offices of The Co-operators throughout Quebec have been certified as Business Block Parents, helping make their communities safer places. Recognizable by the red and white sign in the front window, Business Block Parents open their doors to people in need, offering them assistance and refuge from danger or severe weather.

The Co-operators has been the national sponsor of the national Block Parent Program for 12 years. This year, The Co-operators teamed up with Parents-Secours in Quebec to make each advisor's office a Business Block Parent, providing safe locations in business areas of a number of towns and cities where there might not be residential Block Parent locations. Each office has placed the red and white sign in its window, letting people know that they can come into the agency during business hours if they feel they're in danger, are lost or hurt, or trying to escape severe weather.

"The Co-operators is proud that our advisors are the very first Business Block Parents in Quebec. Our business is focused on safety, and we're pleased to have a partnership with such an outstanding organization that is committed to making communities safer for everyone," said Christianne Dostie, Vice-President, Quebec Region for The Co-operators. "A community in the truest sense of the word is one whose members look out for one another. And that's just what the Block Parent program is all about."

The Co-operators and Parents-Secours officially launched the Business Block Parent program today with an event at the Blainville office, one of the newest Co-operators offices in Quebec. Community members joined Co-operators advisors and Vice-President, Quebec Region Christianne Dostie; Parents Secours general director Pierre Chalifoux; and Blainville's police service director Linda Ouimet, to kick-off the Business Block Parent program in Quebec.

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 and Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.

BACKGROUNDER

The Co-operators offices in Quebec that are now Business Block Parents are:

City/Town Address
Beaconsfield 50, boul. St‐Charles, bureau 002
Blainville 10 de la Seigneurie, bureau 104
Brossard 6845 boul. Taschereau, bureau 300
Candiac 150 boul. Jean Leman, bureau 200
Caplan 455‐A boul. Perron Ouest
Dollard‐des‐Ormeaux 4230 boul. St‐Jean, bureau 105
Gatineau 370 boul. Gréber, bureau B
Gatineau 210 chemin Aylmer, bureau 12
Gatineau 147 boul. De L'Europe, bureau 102
L'Ancienne‐Lorette  1866 rue Notre‐Dame, local 60
Laval 18-550 boul. Curé-Labelle, bureau 18
L'île‐Perrot 25 boul. Don‐Quichotte, bureau 132
Mascouche 321 Montée Masson, bureau 101
Québec 2815 avenue St‐David
Rivière‐du‐Loup 277 rue Lafontaine
Saint‐Bruno‐de‐Montarville 24 boul. Clairevue Ouest
Saint‐Hubert 5936 boul. Cousineau
Saint‐Lambert 404 avenue Victoria
St‐Eustache 477 25 ieme Avenue, bureau 150
Vaudreuil‐Dorion 48 boul. Cité‐des‐jeunes, bureau 140

 

 

SOURCE: The Co-operators

For further information:

Leonard Sharman
The Co-operators
519-767-3937


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