Registration - In-house Corporation

The Co-operators Group Ltd. / Groupe Co-operators limitée / Rob Wesseling, President and Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information
In-house Corporation name: The Co-operators Group Ltd. / Groupe Co-operators limitée
Responsible Officer Name: Rob Wesseling, President and Chief Executive Officer 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-01-06
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 929200-5997
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 27

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0

Version 1 of 47 (2006-01-06 to 2007-01-10)

Version 1 of 47 (2006-01-06 to 2007-01-10) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Information about Responsible Officer and Corporation

Corporation: The Co-operators Group Ltd. / Groupe Co-operators limitée
130 Macdonnell Street
Guelph, ON  N1H 6P8
Canada
Telephone number: 519-767-3055
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Kathy Bardswick, President and Chief Executive Officer  
Description of activities: Based in Guelph, Ontario The Co-operators is a group of Canadian companies focusing on insurance. As a federally regulated tier-three co-operative, our members are 33 co-operatives, credit unions and like-minded organizations, representing a combined membership of 4.5 million Canadians. For the past three years The Co-operators was listed among Canada's ¿50 Best Employers¿ in Report on Business and listed among Canada's ¿Top 100 Employers¿ by Maclean's magazine. As one of Canada's most prominent financial services organizations we are proud to provide insurance and financial services to more than two million Canadians.
 
Parent: The corporation is not a subsidiary of any other parent corporations.
Coalition The corporation is not a member of a coalition.
Subsidiary: Co-operators Development Corporation Limited
98 Macdonell Street, Suite 200
Guelph, ON
Canada N1B 2Z6

Co-operators General Insurance Company
Priory Square
Guelph, ON
Canada N1H 6P8

Co-operators Investment Counselling Limited
98 Macdonell Street, 4th floor
Guelph, ON
Canada N1H 2Z6

Co-operators Life Insurance Company
1920 College Avenue
Regina, SK
Canada S4P 1C4

Federated Agencies Limited
5600 Cancross Court
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5R 3E9

HB Group Insurance Management Limited
5600 Cancross Court
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5R 3E9

L'union canadienne compagnie d'assurances
2475 Laurier Blvd.
Sillery, QC
Canada G1T 1C4

The Sovereign General
140, 6700 Macleod Trail SE.
Calgary, AB
Canada T2H 0L3

Other direct interests The corporation's activities are not controlled or directed by another person or organization with a direct interest in the outcome of this undertaking.
 
Was the corporation funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Corporation

Name: Frank Bomben
Position title: Manager of Government Relations, Acting Director of Public Affairs, CGL
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Kevin Daniel
Position title: SR VP FINANCE - CFO, CGL
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Dennis Deters
Position title: SR VP MEMBER - CORPORATE RELATIONS - PLANNING, CGL
Public offices held: No
 
Name: George Hardy
Position title: VP FINANCE, CGL
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Frank Lowery
Position title: VP,GEN COUNSEL - SECRETARY, CGL
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Rick McCombie
Position title: SR VP DIRECT DISTRIBUTION, CGIC
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Maya Milardovic
Position title: Government Relations Specialist, CGL
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Janice Reiner
Position title: VP REINSURANCE - RISK MGMT, CGL
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Eve Saucier
Position title: Counsel, UC, CGL
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Leonard Sharman
Position title: Media Relations Specialist, CGL
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Bryan Sigurdson
Position title: VP - CHIEF ACTUARY, CLIC
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Dan Thornton
Position title: COO, CLIC
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Martin-Eric Tremblay
Position title: SR VP INSURANCE OPERATIONS, CGIC
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jean Vincent
Position title: SR VP, COO, UC
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Robert Wesseling
Position title: VP, Personal Lines and Packaged Products, CGIC
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Michael White
Position title: President, Co-operators Investment Counselling Limited
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jay Woo
Position title: VP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, CGIC
Public offices held: No
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Finance Canada (FIN), Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Revenue Canada (RC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Consumer Issues, Co-operative sector issues, Financial Institutions, Health, Industry, Taxation and Finance, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Financial Institutions consultation with M.P.'s ,Senators and Bureaucrats
Subject Matter: Prospective: Financial Institutions consultation with M.P.'s ,Senators and Bureaucrats
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Legislative Proposal Legislative changes that affect insurance policies




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