South Country Co-op presented with the 2020 Chair's Award
September 30, 2020

Established in 2007, the Chair’s Award was created by REDI Enterprises to recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that have contributed significantly to creating opportunities for people with disabilities to be included in the mainstream of our community.

Recognition is for outstanding efforts to create opportunities in the workplace, in daily living or in social and recreational activities. “Over the past 25 years the team at South Country Co-op have fiercely promoted workplace inclusion and value a community where everyone belongs.” said REDI Board Chair Rachel St. Jean. “This last year has been exceptionally difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic but the Co-op has not wavered in this commitment. They have worked to ensure the individuals supported by REDI have been able to thrive.” Co-op's ongoing commitment to ensuring that employees with disabilities feel valued as part of the team make the South Country Co-op a deserving recipient of the REDI Chair’s Award.

Accepting the award was South Country Co-op Chief Executive Officer Paul Haynes and Co-op employee MacKenzie Kehler.The award was presented at the 68th Annual General Meeting of REDI Enterprises Society on Tuesday, September 29. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was held in a hybrid online format.

Founded in 1952, REDI Enterprises Society is a not-for-profit organization providing services and supports to persons with disabilities in Medicine Hat. The mission of REDI is to enable individuals to attain respect, opportunity, and responsibility. REDI has been a driving force behind the movement to build a community where everyone belongs. For more information contact: Craig Wood, Executive Director REDI Enterprises Society (403) 526-5742

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