Extending mutual microinsurance to 5 million uninsured households in five countries over five years.

The Co-operators (Canada)

“The Co-operators was started by a group of farmers, credit union leaders and social pioneers to meet needs that were not being met by the
mainstream insurance industry at that time. Seventy-five years later, The Co-operators aspires to do the same thing at an international level
through our support of the ICMIF
5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy which aims to reduce the protection gap and lift people in low-income
communities out of poverty. It is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our cooperative and mutual values in a real and tangible way, to engage our staff and to channel innovation within our own organisation.”

Rob Wesseling, President and CEO, The Co-operators, Canada

The Co-operators Group Limited is a leading Canadian multi-product insurance and financial services cooperative with CDN 44 billion in assets under administration. It operates in three core areas: property and casualty insurance; life insurance; and institutional investments. The Co-operators supports and funds the development of community-oriented co-operatives and social enterprises, and works hard to contribute to communities across Canada.

Country support: 
ICMIF member since: 
1951