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Co-op’s Fuel Good Day raises $570K across Western Canada

By Dan Yates

October 16, 2017

A lot can happen when you work together. This fall, Co-op teamed up with thousands of Western Canadians to raise more than $570,000 for registered charities and non-profits — all in a single day.

We called it Fuel Good Day.

“With the support of Co-op members and customers, Fuel Good Day is assisting dozens of local organizations and causes, creating a wave of positive activity that spans Western Canada,” said Cal Fichter, Vice-President Energy with Federated Co-operatives Limited, which is owned by more than 190 independent retail co-operatives across Western Canada.

“This is something that we can all feel good about. As a Co-op member, you’re an owner in a local business that delivers important services, shares profits and makes investments that enrich your community and your neighbours.”

Local actions, big results

On Sept. 19, more than 380 Co-op Gas Bars throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northwest Ontario participated in Fuel Good Day. As part of the event, a minimum of five cents from every litre of fuel sold at these locations was donated to registered charities and non-profit organizations in their region.

The $570,000 raised on Fuel Good Day will be shared by more than 160 local organizations and causes throughout Western Canada. A complete list of local retail co-operatives and charities that participated in Co-op’s Fuel Good Day is available at coopfuel.ca.

Celebrate Co-op Week

From Oct. 15 to 21, Co-op is joining other co-operatives, as well as credit unions, in recognizing Co-op Week.

The weeklong celebration acknowledges the contributions of all co-operatives across Canada to meeting the economic and social needs of their members and communities. Together, these community-based businesses and organizations support more than 600,000 jobs and contribute over $50 billion to the economy, according to the Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network. More information about Co-op Week, as well as the values and principles of co-operatives, is available at canada.coop.