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Business / Human Interest /  • July 18, 2018
For the love of burgers
With the backing of Morell Credit Union, Quentin Gillis and Tanya O’Brien have become Prince Edward Island’s most acclaimed purveyors of burger and fries.

Prince Edward Islanders might be partial to potatoes but they are even bigger fans of burgers. So much so, the province is home to a wildly popular, month-long festival called PEI Burger Love. “I don’t think anyone counts calories on PEI...

Economics /  • June 27, 2018
Ten year anniversary of the financial crisis
The 2008 bankruptcy of the Lehman Brothers bank in the United States sparked a near-collapse of the world’s financial system. Is the West in full remission?

It has been a decade since the global economy sunk into a Great Recession following the bankruptcy of the Lehman Brothers investment bank, which precipitated a domino effect that swept Europe, sparking a debt crisis. How well have Western na...

Human Interest / Leadership /  • June 15, 2018
Step up
Conexus Credit Union in Saskatchewan has embraced the #MeToo movement.

The #MeToo movement was sparked last October by the media firestorm that swept Hollywood following a raft of sexual assault allegations levelled against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Since then, it has spread swiftly through workplaces acr...

Leadership /  • May 30, 2018
Bright young things
The Canadian Credit Union Association’s National Young Leaders Award nurture growth and inspire ambition among the system’s young, up-and-coming employees.

An employment journey that takes one from a major Canadian city to a frontier oil and gas town in northern British Columbia isn’t normally regarded as a recipe for getting ahead. But then, careers can take surprising turns. “I so...

May 16, 2018
An incredible journey
Syrian-Canadian Mohammed Alsaleh gives public talks about the need to welcome refugees with open arms.

Mohammed Alsaleh lights up with sparkling vitality when discussing his newfound passion for public speaking and whirlwind schedule. Sipping a latte in an East Vancouver café, Alsaleh explains that on the day he delivered a recent TEDx talk — his s...

Banking / Business /  • May 8, 2018
Basel III finalisation brings regulatory relief
The accord’s revised capital requirements for mortgages are another bright spot for credit unions.

This past December, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) finalised the Basel III international regulatory capital and liquidity accord with major revisions urged by the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to reduce regulatory burd...

Business / Economics /  • April 23, 2018
A bit of controversy

In 2014, the American Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist, businessman and actor 50 Cent (born Curtis Jackson III) allowed fans to use cryptocurrency to buy his album Animal Ambition, as a way for him to “stay with the times.” The sales stunt rak...

Health / Human Interest /  • April 8, 2018
The path to wellness
There are many factors affecting employee wellness and financial stress is one of them. However, there are also many things a credit union can do to help staff cope with life’s challenges.

Employees across industries report being more stressed than ever before. Interestingly, employers appear more ready than ever to listen — and to assist. Workplaces where, even just a few years ago, “wellness” meant only the odd pe...

Education /  • March 25, 2018
Kids and their cash
Credit unions have devised inventive ways to connect with Generation Z.

Financial habits start young, so financial outreach to the grade-school crowd should be a key mandate of every credit union. These case studies showcase three credit unions — from small to large — and their distinctive approaches to conn...

Leadership /  • March 13, 2018
Great Match
Former Coast Capital Savings Credit Union CEO Don Coulter has moved to a new pitch as the head of Concentra Bank.

In the game of soccer, one of the most important positions is the centre midfielder. Much like a quarterback in football, the centre midfielder is the leader of the team, playing both offense and defense and constantly on the move. Don C...

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