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We are a different kind of business; being member-owned means that any profits are returned to our members and stay in the local economy. We live where you live, work where you ...
Environmental stewardship
The environment continues to be a the forefront of what Discovery Co-op strives to protect. Our goal is to ensure we make a positive impact on the environment, our workplaces and communities we serve by using our resources wisely as we operate and grow.
We're committed to giving back to the community!
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9800 Territorial Drive
North Battleford, Saskatchewan
S9A 3W6
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Youth Development

  • Sports and Recreation

Our average annual contributions

$220K

Dollars Donated

4K

Hours Logged by Employees

$90K

Monetary Equivalent of Hours

Social Mission
At Discovery Co-op we believe in making a difference where we live, work & play.
Some of the organizations we support
RM of North Battleford No-437 Volunteer Fire Department
Svoboda Dancers
Battlefords District Food & Resource Centre
Light of Christ Catholic School Division
Radisson Wheat Kings
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Battlefords
What people are saying about us
Battlefords Kiwanis Music FestivalBattlefords Kiwanis Music Festival

Discovery Co-op has been a session sponsor for the Battlefords Kiwanis Music Festival for many years! We could not hold this festival without the support of businesses like yours.

Stories of our community involvement

2019 Fuel Good Day Recipients - CHMA Battlefords Branch


Community Need:


Our organization employs more than 40 persons living with mental health problems and illness in The Battlefords. Our vocational therapy program (TEP) provides participants the opportunity to connect with others, work as a team and support wellness for themselves and others. Employment opportunities include snow removal, flyer delivery, spring/fall yard cleanup, small moving jobs, housekeeping service, newspaper delivery, janitorial services and grounds and facilities maintenance at David Laird Campground. Safe and appropriate transportation plays an important role in the success of this program. Typically, our organization has used 15 passenger vans for vocational therapy but with this program's growth it became apparent these vehicles are ill equipped for heavy use. When the TEP crew is delivering flyers, for example, people are getting in and out up to 60 times each day. This heavy use has resulted in broken door hinges and caused rubber stripping to fall off. Areas of vinyl flooring have holes, bench seat springs have broken down and seat belt mechanisms have had to be replaced. Program participants have to crawl over one another at least part of each day and the benches are too small to accommodate larger people comfortably. Shovels, rakes and flyers take up seating space because our current vans have no storage space. This compromised the capacity of the program - participants often remain in the office for part of the day as there is less seating available. For the last two years, CMHA Battlefords Branch has focused on fundraising for the purchase of a mini bus that has the capacity to seat 15 participants comfortably, storage for flyers, shovels and rakes and provide a safer means of entering and exiting the vehicle.

Local Co-op Support:


Discovery Co-op has been a big supporter of our project. Proceeds from their Gas Bar's BBQ, an employee Christmas Party 50/50 draw and most recently 2019's Fuel Good Day gave us the final push we needed to reach our goal of $80,000! Our TEP participants were so happy to help out at the Gas Bars during Fuel Good Day and participating in the video made their day!
Our new `wheels' have arrived in Saskatoon and we expect delivery in the next few weeks. Vocational program participants are waiting with anticipation for their new bus and are grateful for Discovery Co-op and the Battlefords community for supporting them in the good work they do. Our organization can't wait to see how much this new vehicle improves our TEP crew's work experience - no more climbing over their work mates or dodging seat belts and no participant left behind. Heartfelt thanks from all of us at CMHA Battlefords Branch for Discovery Co-op's support of our project!


How You Can Help:


CMHA Battlefords Branch has launched two new initiatives - Independent Supported Housing and Recovery College. Our housing project addresses a gap in the transitional housing continuum - providing supported affordable housing for persons living with mental health problems and illness. Construction is soon to begin on an 8-unit complex that has incorporated a common space for group learning and social activities. This common space will also be the home base of The Battlefords' Recovery College where anyone living in our community can enroll in free courses that build resiliency and support recovery for those living with a mental health problem, illness or addiction. The Art of Friendship, Road to Recovery, Life after Addiction, A Good Night's Sleep, Food and Mood are just some examples of the free courses to be offered. We hope our community will help us in our fundraising to establish Recovery College - we will need help to offset costs associated with training, furnishings and equipment. For more information about our organization, programs, supports, volunteer opportunities and new initiatives please contact us at 306.446.7177.

Boys & Girls Club - Supper Program


Community Need:


According to both Food Banks Canada and the Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan Working Group, the number of children and youth who face food insecurity continues to rise in the province of Saskatchewan. From Monday to Friday, our Club is able to provide for the nutritional needs of the children and youth who attend our program by supplying an after-school snack, evening snack, and supper.

Our Supper Program is offered 5 days per week during the School Year and the Discovery Co-op is a committed and vital donor. Without the support of Discovery Co-op, we would not be able to offer our Nutrition Program to the extent we do!

Local Co-op Support:


Over the past five years, Boys & Girls Clubs of The Battlefords has experienced a dramatic rise in demand for our services. We have seen a 425% increase in After-School Program attendance over the past 5 years, and a 126% increase in nutrition program demands. In 2019 alone, we served over 33,000 meals and snacks – which is nutrition that some of our members may not have otherwise received.

The monthly food donation to our Supper Program helps our Club provide healthy snacks and meals at no cost to our families, which is helping to combat local food insecurity and lowering barriers for kids in The Battlefords. We could not have had this impact if it wasn't for the support of Discovery Co-op!


How You Can Help:


As a non-profit organization relying heavily on the support of our community, donations are welcomed.

To find out more about who we are, what we do, how to get involved and donate, visit our website at www.bgcbattlefords.ca or give us a call at (306) 445-0002. We look forward to hearing from you!
Discovery Co-op is excited to join the Good Company Network and we look forward to supporting local charities.
We're committed to giving back to the community!
View the Pledge
9800 Territorial Drive
North Battleford, Saskatchewan
S9A 3W6
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Youth Development

  • Sports and Recreation

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