GUELPH, ON, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Co-operators welcomed seven new
directors to its board as the Canadian-owned insurance and financial services
co-operative wrapped up its Annual General Meeting today in Toronto. The
meeting brought together representatives of the organization's 44
member-owners, including 85 delegates and 22 directors.
As a co-operative, The Co-operators Group Limited is governed on a democratic
basis by its member-owners, which include Canadian co-operatives and credit
union centrals. Member-owners appoint representatives to regional committees,
who nominate the members of the Board of Directors.
The seven new members of the board are:
-- Dave Abel, Credit Union Central of Manitoba (Manitoba Region)
-- Don Altman, Ontario Natural Food Co-op (Ontario Region)
-- Phil Baudin, Modo The Car Co-op (British Columbia Region)
-- Johanne Charbonneau, Central 1 Credit Union (Ontario Region)
-- Jim MacFarlane, Atlantic Central (Atlantic Region)
-- Emmet McGrath, Central 1 Credit Union (British Columbia Region)
-- Don Rolfe, Central 1 Credit Union (Ontario Region)
"Our member-owners represent a wide variety of sectors of the Canadian
economy, from coast to coast to coast," said Kathy Bardswick, president and
CEO of The Co-operators. "Our member-owners govern the organization on a
democratic basis, which is a key characteristic of co-operative enterprises."
The Co-operators Group Limited is a national group of companies that provide
insurance and financial services to Canadians. It includes property and
casualty insurers Co-operators General Insurance Company, the Sovereign
General Insurance Company and COSECO Insurance Company; life insurer
Co-operators Life Insurance Company and its subsidiary TIC Travel Insurance
Co-ordinators Ltd.; The CUMIS Group Ltd., which insures credit unions and
their members; and institutional asset manager Addenda Capital Inc.
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than
$35 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.
Leonard Sharman The Co-operators 519-767-3937
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