The Co-operators Insurance ( – Co-op Profile 2015/06/23

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The Co-operators Insurance ( – Co-op Profile 2015/06/23


Welcome to Each for All: The Co-operative Connection

Tonight’s show we will learn about The Co-operators insurance with: 


  • Lorri Farquharson Petrie, Associate District Manager

  • Kawkab Jamal, Insurance/Financial Advisor


We’re going to start the show off with

Broken Social Scene’s Pacific Theme


Topics include:

  • How does insurance work?
    • Types of insurance.
  • Quick history and landscape of insurance in Canada.
  • Background of The Co-operators insurance “A company built on co-operative values”
    • Who are the members? How many?
    • What community does the co-op serve?
      • Services offered by the co-op?
    • How do new members join?
    • How did the co-op come to form?
    • Why was the co-op model chosen?
    • What is the decision making process? Governance structure.
    • What are the challenges in running the co-op?
    • What impact has the co-op had?
    • How do you see the co-op in the larger co-op context / movement?
    • Can you share some success stories?
    • What are the future goals of the co-op?
    • Is there room for more than one co-op insurance company in Canada?
      • What pearls of wisdom would you offer for others seeking to setup a co-op like yours?

This is  Each for All on Vancouver Co-op Radio, CFRO FM 100.5, and on the web.

Next week my co-producer Dale is back with his second instalment of series on the town Nelson’s Co-operative Community.

Music included in show:

Pacific Theme – Broken Social Scene

High Risk Insurance – The Ramones 

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By |2018-11-04T17:17:33-08:00June 23rd, 2015|Staff Bio|0 Comments

About the Author:

Host and executive producer Robin Puga has been with Each For All from its beginning in 2006. Robin studied at the British Columbia Institute of Co-operative Studies (BCICS) and is active in the co-op community. In addition to working in the technology sector he’s a founding member of the CanTrust worker co-op and previous board member of the BC Co-op Association.

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