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NEWS RELEASE - Thursday, May 12, 2016

Concentra Cares: Supporting the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal


REGINA: Last Thursday, Concentra announced a donation of $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross, in support of the Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal. Funds will be used by the Red Cross to provide assistance for over 85,000 people who were forced to evacuate from the city of Fort McMurray when out-of-control wildfires burned through the city last week.

In a message to Concentra employees across the country, President and CEO, Ken Kosolofski said, “As we watch Canadians, and specifically our credit unions colleagues across the country step-up to support relief efforts, Concentra wants to also play a small part and demonstrate our co-operative spirit.” He continued, “We are proud to come alongside credit union partners and Canadians from coast to coast. It's just what we do.”

Kosolofski encouraged Concentra staff to consider their own contribution to the Red Cross, as personal gifts to this relief effort will be matched by the federal government.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:
Tracy Laschilier Manager, Communications
306-227-5061

About Concentra With deep roots in the co-operative system, Concentra is a federally-regulated financial institution with $36.5 billion in assets under administration, including over $7.8 billion in on-balance sheet assets. Currently serving over 85 percent of Canadian credit unions, Concentra continues to expand its reach as Canada’s primary provider of wholesale finance, trust and leasing solutions to credit unions from coast to coast. We provide leadership, expertise and financial clout to improve financial performance, diversify risk and meet member needs.

Concentra has a long history of partnering to support credit union initiatives in communities across Canada. Since 2011, the company has contributed over $1 million through its flagship emPOWERING Your Communities program.