In the Community
October 3, 2018

Ucluelet Co-op takes extreme pride in being able to give back to our communitiy. We owe our success to our members and our customers, who purchase our products and services. Therefore, it is very important to our organization that we are committed to contributing to the betterment of our community, our members and our employees.

Ucluelet 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.

West Coast Inland Search and Rescue - 2015

We proudly sponsored the West Coast Classic Golf Tournament featuring over 15 teams of happy golfers! All proceeds we receive from this long-lasting tournament were donated to WCISR, who are responsible for keeping our local adventure-seekers safe.

Cops for Cancer

Ucluelet Co-op and its members and staff have long been supporters of this group in and around our community. We continue to support them in their fundraising efforts.

Sustainability & Social Responsibility

As part of the Co-operative Retailing System, your local Co-op is proud to be involved in campaigns to raise funds and awareness for important ventures in your community.

For examples of the good Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is doing on behalf of the local Co-ops that make up the Co-operative Retailing System, please view FCL's Sustainability page.

Drink Pink and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

The Drink Pink campaign is a promotion exclusive to Co-op convenience stores and THE MARKETPLACE™ delis across Western Canada. The campaign includes the sale of specially designed cups. For each Drink Pink cup sold, 10 cents is donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (5 cents from Van Houtte; 5 cents from retail co-ops). In addition, a portion of sales from general merchandise items like specially designed travel mugs, reusable shopping bags and slippers sold in retail Co-ops is donated to the foundation. Finally, all sales proceeds are matched dollar-for-dollar by FCL on behalf of the entire Co-operative Retailing System.

Co-op is proud of its ongoing partnership with Van Houtte. During its nine years, the Drink Pink promotion has raised more than $580,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Learn more about the Drink Pink promotion here.

Red Cross

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and its 235 member-owned retail Co-ops are donating $1,000,000 over five years to help local Co-ops and the Canadian Red Cross work together to provide effective, community-based emergency response throughout Western Canada. This is the largest multi-year donation in the history of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS).

The Red Cross will receive $100,000/year to pre-position goods across the West in order to respond quickly to local crises. Another $100,000/year will be available to match local retail Co-ops’ emergency donations to the Red Cross.

Equally important, Co-op employees will have the opportunity to step up as volunteers to assist in the event of local emergencies. In the first year of the partnership, retail Co-ops with operations in and around Brandon, Portage La Prairie, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, Aldergrove and Comox are encouraging employees to become volunteer reservists with their local Red Cross.

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