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Human Interest / Sustainability /  • April 20, 2017
Let the Solar Shine In
The spectre of climate change is spurring the credit union and cooperative system to take action.

Early this year, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released data indicating that 2016 was the warmest year recorded since record keeping began in 1880. The Earth is now one degree warmer than in pre-industrial times and edging ...

Human Resources / Leadership /  • April 6, 2017
Water Cooler Wars
What — if any — policies should credit unions have in place to temper debates among staff as the political landscape becomes increasingly polarized?

Many Canadians happily bid adieu to 2016, given the deaths, disasters and divisiveness that characterized so much of public discourse through the year. And while one can’t clearly predict what 2017 will bring, the fact that Canadians will...

Marketing / Technology /  • March 21, 2017
Digital Target
Community First Credit Union proves that successful marketing is about taking a targeted approach that launches off digital platforms.

Know your audience — it’s vital to the success of any business. Kirstin Dias, the marketing manager at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.-based Community First Credit Union (14,000 members, $500 million in assets) has taken this adage one step further. Under...

Leadership /  • March 9, 2017
Eye of the storm
Kathy Bardswick, recently retired as CEO of The Co-operators Group, championed sustainability and an authentic cooperative spirit during her leadership tenure.

As a captain of corporate sustainability, Kathy Bardswick is a tenacious champion of ethical business practices and responsible decision-making. A moral steward, if you will. So, it is somewhat ironic that the former president and CEO of The Co-opera...

Community Development / Economics /  • February 21, 2017
Economic pillar
By investing profits back into communities, credit unions create twice as many jobs as Canada’s largest banks.

By investing profits back into communities, credit unions create twice as many jobs as Canada’s largest banks.

Finance / Governance /  • February 14, 2017
Knowledge is power
Hike the Hill connects credit union representatives with elected officials

Hike the Hill connects credit union representatives with elected officials

Community Development / Human Interest /  • January 30, 2017
Cooperative in spirit
Cheers to the cooperative spirit behind craft beer

Vancouver’s Callister Brewing Company nurtures the next generation of craft breweries

Business / Human Resources /  • January 9, 2017
Exit strategy
Plan for employee departures so you’re not left shorthanded

Plan for employee departures so you’re not left shorthanded

Banking / Technology /  • December 22, 2016
Get schooled in FinTech
7 things to know

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Business / Marketing /  • December 8, 2016
Play big
6 ways to hone your content-marketing strategy

It's easy to feel overwhelmed as 2017 approaches, with the social-media landscape shifting and mutating ever more rapidly as you plan a content-marketing strategy for the year ahead. You know your product; you know your worth. That’s the easy part....

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