COMMUNITY

IMPACT

Co-op is a different kind of business. We return profits to our members and give back to our communities every day. From hosting a local barbecue to funding through the Co-op Community Spaces Program, Co-ops are helping improve more than 580 communities in Western Canada, from Vancouver Island to northwestern Ontario.

2018 Co-op Community Spaces Projects

The Co-op Community Spaces Program is providing $2 million to help projects like a learning garden at the public library in Victoria, B.C., an inclusive playground in Airdrie, Alta., the Children’s Discovery Museum in Saskatoon, Sask., and a multi-use trail network near Dauphin, Man.

Co-op Community Spaces: Red Bench

The 2018 promotional campaign features past funding recipients and music from Saskatoon’s Rosie and the Riveters.

Program receives two awards

In 2018, Co-op Community Spaces was recognized by the Retail Council of Canada and International Association of Business Communicators. For more information visit www.fcl.crs.

Launch of new Co-op fundraiser

On Sept. 19, 2017, more than 380 Co-op Gas Bars throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northwest Ontario participated in Fuel Good Day.

Youth facility gets makeover

Throughout 2017, it became evident the Nawican Friendship Centre in Dawson Creek, B.C., was in need of a transformation. The Dawson Co-op Association provided 13 gallons of paint for the project as part of the Co-op Communities in Full Colour Program. Read more at www.home.crs.

Community garden takes shape

The transformation of the West End Community Garden in Dauphin, Man., is nothing short of inspiring. Helping to make the facelift possible, Dauphin Co-op provided six staff volunteers and donated six gallons of paint as part of Co-op’s Communities in Full Colour Program. Read more at www.home.crs.

Dino-Mite Donation

Through the Communities in Full Colour program, Drumheller Co-op donated 100 cans of CO-OP® Imagine Exterior paint – as well as provided staff volunteers – to support the mammoth restoration project. Read more at www.home.crs.

Day of Caring brightens lives of others

On March 8, 2017, 12 Saskatoon Co-op employees volunteered to help put the finishing touches on Cosmo’s restoration project as part of the organization’s inaugural Day of Caring event and Communities in Full Colour. Read more at www.home.crs.

Coffee in support of cancer research

Co-op is excited to announce the return of its annual Drink Pink campaign. For every cup of coffee sold in October, five cents will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of breast cancer research. More details are available at drinkpink.coop.

Co-op helps raise more than $800K for Fort McMurray

Following the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., in 2016, local Co-ops across Western Canada — along with their members and customers — teamed up to contribute more than $816,000 in support of the relief efforts. Read more at www.fcl.crs.

Co-op donates over $1 million to the Canadian Red Cross

Co-op donated over $1 million to the Canadian Red Cross between 2012 and 2017.

Co-ops donate $50,940 to BC wildfire relief

The Canadian Red Cross will have $50,940 added to the 2017 B.C. Wildfire Appeal thanks to a generous donation from Vancouver Island Co-ops and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) in Saskatoon.

Co-op responds to 2016 wildfires in Alberta and Saskatchewan

Two provinces, two summers and tales of two wildfires. For details please visit www.fcl.crs.

Donations grow for program supporting hockey community

The SJHL Assistance Program was established immediately following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April 2018. Co-op was among the first to make a donation to the new Program. The donation from Co-op – which includes Federated Co-operatives Limited, local Co-ops, their members and customers – has grown to more than $768,000.

The gift card that gives

Purchase one of four limited edition CO-OP® Gift Cards between Nov. 5 and Dec. 28, 2018, and help contribute to local emergency relief efforts by the Canadian Red Cross.

Co-op and the Canadian Red Cross: A Partnership to be Proud of

In 2018, Co-op formally renewed its commitment to the Canadian Red Cross by signing a five-year agreement to donate up to $1.5 million between 2018 and 2022. The funds will be used to support disaster management and emergency response services in Western Canadian communities.