The Co-operators, founded in 1945, is a Canadian insurance co-operative owned by 40 members. It is one of the largest wholly Canadian-owned multiline insurers, offering auto, home, life, farm, travel, and business insurance as well as investments. The company was started by farmers in Saskatchewan, in 1945.
In 1945, a group of Saskatchewan wheat farmers decided to pool their collective resources to start an insurance co-operative. In those first years, many Saskatchewan Wheat Pool field men wore two hats: carrying out the business of the Wheat Pool and selling life insurance for the new company.
 The Co-operators History