April 19, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge that's having a real impact on our communities. Central Alberta Co-op understands the important role we play in the community and aim to serve you the items you need, when you need them.
Every day, all year long, we are very proud of our Central Alberta Co-op team! On a daily basis, they provide great Co-op customer service to all of our guests. In true Co-op fashion, they have rose above many challenges facing us through this unprecedented time. They have made their way through many policy changes, new PPE regulations; and a huge change in our guests shopping habits.
Our values have led us to compensate our team members well all year long for a better life, not just through a pandemic. In addition to competitive wages, we offer:

• Full benefit packages to Team Members who work 24 hours/week or more
• Define Contribution Pension Plan
• Employer funded Employee and Family Assistance Plan
• Education Assistance Programs
• Learning and Development Opportunities

We recognize that the duties and responsibilities of our frontline team members have been affected by this pandemic and we appreciate the efforts that have been put forth by everyone. As approved by your Board of Directors, we have implemented an internal Appreciation Pay program for all our customer facing team members. Out of respect for those that may not be working or facing employment uncertainty, we have chosen to not make the details public. The full details have been shared and discussed with the team members affected.
We would like to Thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we make our way through this uncharted territory. Please know that Central Alberta Co-op is there for you and your family and we will get through this together.