At Red River Co-op, we are guided by always trying to do things right. We aim to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, our communities and the environment.
Co-ops are built by and for the communities they serve. By partnering with Red River communities to help those in need, to reduce our environmental impact, to engage employees and to serve as leaders in the co-operative business model is a big part of what makes Co-op what it is!
That’s what We Care is all about – trying every day to do just a bit better than the day before.
We thank you for your support and for your own commitment to contributing to the betterment of Red River communities. Red River Co-op owes its success to the members of our community who purchase our products. Because our continued success depends on the strength of our community, we are committed to bettering the lives of our members and taking initiative in the communities we serve. This support is the foundation of our Community Relations program.
This program strengthen the role we take in the communities where we do business by focusing our giving into specific community sponsorships/donations that most closely reflect our corporate values and strategies. It is necessary, due to the thousands of funding requests we receive each year, to establish a long-term community sponsorship strategy.
Red River Co-op’s goal is to donate 1.5% of our profits to community related initiatives. In 2015, over $322,000 was invested in worthy non-profit community initiatives where Red River Co-op members work and live. Bringing our contribution to over $860,000 in the last 5 years.
A record 93 cheques were presented to help strengthen our member’s communities and make a positive impact in the areas of: health sciences, youth programs, educational pursuits, the arts, environmental projects, and community amateur sport and services.
Over 90 local community groups benefited from Red River Co-op’s community donations program.
Red River Co-op, as part of the Co-operative Retailing System, is also proud to be involved in campaigns to raise funds and awareness for important ventures like the Children’s Hospital Foundations of various provinces, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross.