Shared values, shared success.
Cooke is a team effort in every sense. We share the same values, and strive for the same goals. Developing strong, healthy families is important to all of us. Our working waterfronts serve as a vital socioeconomic driver in coastal communities around the world.
Together, we produce the best seafood in the world. We work hard to generate shared prosperity, and take pride in our work. We are an intrinsic part of the communities in which we live and work. Which is why Cooke supports and participates in a wide variety of family and community events. Our collective success only makes us stronger.
Whether it’s responding quickly to an urgent need or providing ongoing support to programs that enrich our lives on a daily basis, community involvement is an important part of the Cooke culture.
Cooke employees have helped flood victims in St. George, Canada and Cumbria, Scotland, and sent relief to forest fire victims in Alberta, Canada. When local food bank shelves are empty and the need for donations is most desperate – we’re there.
Cooke Aquaculture employees provided significant leadership and support to the Charlotte County communities during and after the floods of December 2010, including pumping out houses, feeding relief workers, and finding shelter for families over Christmas.
When the Grand Manan V ferry ran aground in Blacks Harbour, NB in 2011, a nearby Cooke Aquaculture harvest vessel, the Atlantic Bay, moved in to help get passengers ashore.
Our team has raised raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer charities from New Brunswick to Newfoundland to Scotland and Spain. We are also a major sponsor of the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia – a facility that provides quality care to women, children, youth and families in the Maritime provinces and beyond.
We also provide scholarships, sponsorships, and support to a variety of community agencies, arts initiatives, sporting events, and school programs.
Taking Care of Each Other
Helping employees and their families is also important. At Cooke, an Employee Assistance Program provides anonymous help coping with a variety of issues from mental health to financial management to addiction.
We also remind our employees how important they are through Employee Appreciation Days, an annual family carnival, and simple celebrations like a pizza party or a prize draw.
Large and small, public or sometimes private, helping our employees, and our communities, is a way of life at Cooke.