3 Co-operatives Make ‘Alberta’s Top 75 Employers’ List for 2019

Published on March 28, 2019 by Will McGlynn

What do Calgary Co-op, Credit Union Central of Alberta and UFA Co-operative Ltd. all have in common? They offer exceptional, progressive places to work and are proponents of engaged employees. They are also recognized exactly for that in the illustrious ‘Alberta’s Top 75 Employers 2019’ list.

Now in its 14th year, the editorial competition run by Mediacorp evaluates employers across Alberta on a set of criteria including:

– Physical Workplace
– Work Atmosphere & Social
– Health, Financial & Family Benefits
– Vacation & Time Off
– Employee Communications
– Performance Management
– Training & Skills Development
– Community Involvement

Co-ops are renowned for looking after their employees and in return are rewarded with the loyalty of 4,500 combined employees, some which have served for as long as 49 years. Highlights from their inclusion include Calgary Co-op offering employee who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments up to 100% of salary for up to 12 weeks; Alberta Central providing free access to fitness facilities and fresh fruit deliveries to the office week and UFA recently hosting a wellness fair to raise awareness and educate employees on a variety of health-related topics.

“Being part of our co-operative means working together to realize our vision which is to be recognized as the most trusted and reliable supplier of petroleum, crop, livestock, building products and services in the markets we serve. However, working for UFA is much more than our vision statement. Professional development and opportunities for advancement, a strong safety culture, an innovative leadership team, and work-life balance are just some of the many reasons why we are being recognized for earning Alberta’s Top 75 Employers for 2019 and it’s always an honour.”

Carol Kitchen, UFA President and CEO

Media Releases:
Credit Union Central of Alberta | UFA Co-operative Ltd. (UFA) |
“Calgary Herald: UFA Promotes A Culture of Openness and Equality”

Alberta Top 75 Employer Profiles:
Credit Union Central of Alberta | Calgary Co-op | UFA

Apply for the 2020 List:
Co-ops and Credit Unions can apply for inclusion in the 2020 list before May 3 2019 (Information)