Awards for Contract Partners

Each year, the co-operative organizations that so generously provide us with funding and advice are recognized for excellence in a variety of areas. The existence of the Centre depends upon the good will, guidance, and financial support of its sponsors. We are fortunate to be associated with organizations of such integrity.

Below, we acknowledge with pride the awards our sponsors have received over the past few years.



  • Federated Co-operatives Limited has retained top spot in SaskBusiness magazine’s 2015 list of the 100 largest companies in Saskatchewan for the third year in a row. The company is also in the top 50 of the Financial Post magazine’s rankings of the 500 largest companies in Canada, as well as among the Corporate Knights ranking of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. In addition, FCL was named Fairtrade Retailer of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Fairtrade Awards, where it also won the award for Excellence in Merchandising.
  • The Co-operators has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of the top ten on the Corporate Knights list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. It was also awarded the 2015 J.D. Power Canadian Home Insurance award in the Ontario/Atlantic region, its third customer satisfaction award from J.D. Power this year. And for the third consecutive year, The Co-operators has been listed among the 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada, a list compiled by global sustainability analysis and research firm Sustainalytics for Maclean’s magazine.
  • Concentra has preserved its status as a Platinum Club member in the rankings among Canada’s Best Managed Companies. It is the twelfth consecutive year Concentra has earned this mark of business excellence.

  • SaskCentral was named one of the best medium-sized workplace in Canada for 2015 by the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. A second award honoured the organization as one of Canada’s best workplace for women among companies of any size.

  • CHS Inc. is #1 on the National Cooperative Bank's Co-op 100 list, which lists the top one hundred co-operatives in the US; the organization also ranks in the Minneapolis StarTribune's Top 100 Workplaces for 2015, the US Insurance Journal's Top 100 List, and among the top 150 best workplaces in Minnesota by WorkplaceDynamics.




  • All of our sponsoring organizations received a variety of honours and awards for their commitment to good business practices during 2013.

  • The Co-operators was recognized in a number of ways. International human resources firm Aon Hewitt ranked the company as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada and also placed it on Canada’s Green 30 list for the fourth consecutive year. Corporate Knights, an organization that promotes sustainable business practices, named The Co-operators one of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens, and global sustainability research firm Sustainalytics declared the organization among Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations. Co-operators Life is on Mediacorp Canada’s list of eighty employers who offer the best benefits for younger workers. And finally, according to a new global ranking by Corporate Knights, The Co-operators is the world’s most sustainable co-op.

  • SaskBusiness magazine named Scott Banda, CEO of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), one of Saskatchewan’s ten most influential business leaders. The magazine also recognized FCL as the province’s top company. The Co-op Refinery received the 2013 Exceptional Engineering/Geoscience Award at the annual meeting of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists. And for the second consecutive year, FCL won an award for its commitment to fair trade at the Canadian Fairtrade Awards.

  • Concentra Financial was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a designation it has held for a decade.

  • The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada recognized SaskCentral as one of Canada’s top five best workplaces for 2013. The company was also named the fifth best workplace for women. This is the second year in a row SaskCentral made the top five and the sixth time it has been on the top one hundred list.

  • Finally, SaskBusiness magazine placed all of our sponsors among the top one hundred companies in the province. [back to top]



  • All four of the Centre’s sponsoring organizations received honours and awards during 2012 from sources around the world.

  • Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and The Co-operators made the Global 300 List compiled by the International Co-operative Alliance, which reports the total revenues of the world’s three hundred largest co-operatives. Annual revenue totalled USD $1.6 trillion, which is comparable to the GDP of the world’s ninth largest economy. And the Co-operatives Secretariat also named FCL, for the tenth consecutive year, as Canada’s top nonfinancial co-operative.

  • The Co-operators was recognized once again as one of Canada’s top thirty green employers by international human resources consulting firm Aon Hewitt. And SaskCentral was named “Canada’s Best Workplace” for 2012 by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada.

  • The Co-operators was also named among the top six best corporate citizens in Canada, ranked by the social responsibility magazine Corporate Knights, as well as being recognized as one of Canada’s fifty best employers for the tenth consecutive year in another ranking by Aon Hewitt.

  • For its ninth consecutive year, Concentra Financial earned the Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation, and for the third year in a row, Platinum Club status, the award’s highest achievement.

  • It is wonderful to see our sponsors honoured for their invaluable contributions to the broader community. [back to top]