Western Nations is a growing network of independent, locally owned and operated Indigenous gas bars that are supported by Co-op. Developed in consultation with Indigenous groups, Western Nations is a brand that can be applied to qualifying existing gas bars or new locations being developed in Indigenous communities.
Through the Indigenous Gas Bar Program, Co-op is working to develop mutually beneficial relationships built on shared values – which includes supporting strong, vibrant communities.
- Brand association: Western Nations Gas Bars are Fuelled by Co-op, a heritage brand with high-quality products that communities across Western Canada have trusted for generations. Co-op Fuels – including Top Tier certified gasoline – are trusted, reliable and manufactured at the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Sask.
- Facility Design Program: Co-op can help you plan and build your location, including convenience store offerings, through pre-existing designs with the flexibility for customization to suit your community’s needs.
- Uniform Program: Co-op will provide help supplying and funding team member uniforms.
- Management assistance: Local Co-ops may be able to provide additional support in the management of your operation.
Other advantages include:
- Competitive grants to enhance and upgrade appearance and equipment
- Competitive fuel margins and debit and credit card fees
- Comprehensive high-quality product offerings, including gas, diesel, propane, lubricants, convenience store items and car wash products
- Promotional and maintenance assistance
FUELLED BY CO-OP
Western Nations Gas Bars are fuelled by the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan. Co-op’s petroleum fleet provides a reliable supply of high-quality, TOP TIER™ certified fuels to Western Nations owners, who work with their nearest Co-op associations via supply agreements.
It’s a truly local partnership.
COMMUNITY BUILDING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Co-op was built for everyone, and supporting and investing in the communities in which we operate is an integral part of our business. That’s why community support is built into the Indigenous Gas Bar Program, providing funding to participating Indigenous communities and allocated based on fuel sales. Communities will direct funding where it’s needed within three categories: Community infrastructure, Programming and Events.