Westman Communications Group

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Westman Communications Group is owned by the members who use our services.

Cooperative Membership & Equity

Westman invests each member’s equity back into its operations. This enables Westman to continue to offer advanced and reliable communication services, including Manitoba’s fastest Internet speeds. This also allows us to introduce new and innovative services while continuing to connect underserved communities to superior communication services. Your membership provides these direct benefits to you and your community.

As a Westman member, you build equity in the co-op, and your patronage contributes to both the company and your community. This is the critical difference between Westman and other providers of Phone, TV, and Internet.

Westman Communications Group is a member of the Canadian Co-operative Association.  

• A yearly statement of your equity, annual reports, and other information about the co-operative.

• Occasional dividend payments of equity.

• The right to run for a position on the Board of Directors.

• The right to vote for the Board of Directors.

PLUS, loyal members get access to exclusive member contests which include our annual loyalty giveaway and other social media contests. Westman members may also receive added benefits of limited time loyalty discounts on their services or exclusive upgrade offers throughout the year. 

• A voice at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other meetings.

• The opportunity to be a member of the Community Media Committee (CMC), which manages WCGtv, your local community programming channel.

Ready to become a member of WCG? 

Common Questions

Who runs the Co-op?

Members are owners of the Co-op and as such, you control Westman Communications Group through the Co-op’s Board of Directors. Members elect the Board, who in turn establish the Co-op’s policies and bylaws.

How do patronage dividends work?

You receive a portion of the Co-op’s annual profits in the form of dividends in your patronage equity account.

The dividends are determined by the amount you patronized Westman Communications Group in the previous year. Qualifying members may receive a portion of their dividend as a cash payment as declared by the Board of Directors on an annual basis.

When can you receive your patronage equity in cash?

Collectively, the members’ patronage equity is the financial foundation of the Co-op, supporting its operations and growth. Equity applications for refunds are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Co-op’s bylaws, and are issued mainly to members who move out of the Co-op’s trading area, or become deceased. Members who remain in the trading area and request an equity payout will have an initial waiting period and scheduled payments may be made over several years.

To withdraw from membership and request a refund of equity, an application form must be completed and submitted to Westman Communications Group. Equity payments are subject to board approval based on Westman’s financial position.