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Community Development / Education /  • July 6, 2017
Coast Capital Savings gifts $1 million to SFU

This past May, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, (543,000 members, $15 billion in assets) gave $1 million to Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC to help support the university’s business incubator program, which has been rename...

Technology /  • May 23, 2017
Winds of Change

In 2012, the credit union system was faced with a new technological challenge: adapting to, in order to take advantage of, the software and data storage opportunities offered by cloud computing. Transferring data to an amorphous cloud initially cau...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • May 15, 2017
Putting the Bite on Hunger

Last year, First West Credit Union (250,000 members, $11 billion in assets) generated, via food collection and fundraising, the equivalent of 1.35 million meals for hungry British Columbians. First West and its local divisions: Valley Fi...

Business /  • May 12, 2017
Desjardins and Assiniboine tops in customer service

The 2016 Surviscor Service Level Assessment review named Quebec-based Desjardins Group (seven million members, $261 billion in assets) alongside BMO Bank of Montreal as the country’s two top financial firms when it comes to the best cus...

Business /  • May 9, 2017
Less is more for some financial customers

A study released this past February by the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization (CPPO) found that although 99 percent of Canadians have a bank account, there is a growing interest, especially among younger Canadians, to use alternative p...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • May 5, 2017
Cheese-making nurtures gender equality in Colombia

By transforming milk into artisanal cheese, a small group of women in the municipality of Bolivar in north-western Colombia—an area once known for its guerrilla, paramilitary and drug-related violence—are transforming their lives. ...

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