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Finance / Human Interest /  • September 17, 2018
Poverty insurance

A report from the CD Howe Institute supports the creation of a pooled risk savings program to protect seniors who run out of money in their old age. The report, authored by Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, recommends a broad government-led i...

Finance /  • September 17, 2018
Self-employed with a mortgage

On Oct. 1, it will be easier for the country’s self-employed to obtain a mortgage, thanks to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC). The housing agency is providing a broader range of documentation options to increase exibility fo...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • September 14, 2018
Money raised for Kenyan orphanage

CU Direct in Ontario and Alberta’s Servus Credit Union (363,000 members, $15.4 billion in assets) contributed to a fundraising effort at the 2018 World Credit Union Conference held in Singapore this past July to raise money for the Busia ...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • July 25, 2018
Donations for CDF Canada

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), the largest non-financial co-op in Canada, is committing $65,000 to the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada’s (CDF Canada) Breaking New Ground Campaign. FCL’s donation will help sm...

Banking /  • July 23, 2018
Trust and estate consultants for FirstOntario

FirstOntario Credit Union (118,000 members, $5 billion in assets) has expanded its partnership, allowing members to have direct access to a trust and estate consultant with Concentra Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of Concentra Bank, Cana...

Economics / Human Interest /  • July 20, 2018
West Coast rental woes spark collaboration

This past May, Sunshine Coast Credit Union (16,800 members, $650 million in assets) on coastal British Columbia announced a partnership to launch a new service to ensure that people in dire but temporary financial circumstances can keep a r...

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