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Leadership /  • September 5, 2017
Don Wright takes cabinet position in new NDP government

Don Wright is British Columbia’s new deputy minister of executive council, cabinet secretary, and head of the public service under a New Democratic Party minority government, after stepping down from Central 1 Credit Union as its CEO and president....

Governance / Leadership /  • July 18, 2017
Federal all-party credit union caucus

A new, all-party caucus has been formed in Ottawa that will improve communications between parliamentarians and the Canadian credit unions that provide financial services in their riding, reports the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA...

Education / Finance /  • July 14, 2017
Seniors Racking up Debt

Canadian seniors are borrowing more and requiring credit counselling to deal with it. Equifax reported this past May that the debt held by those age 65 and up averaged $15,244 in the fourth quarter of 2016. This is lower than the Can...

Finance / Human Interest /  • July 10, 2017
The kindness of strangers

As early 20th-century American entertainer Will Rogers once said, “A stranger is just a friend I haven’t met yet.”  In today’s immoderately priced mortgage market, this pithy saying may well become the descriptor of the futu...

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...

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