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Banking / Community Development /  • March 16, 2017
Mobile Banking Gets Wheels
Innovation Credit Union’s mobile strategy has taken to the open road with its Mobile Advice Centre, serving northern Saskatchewan communities.

Innovation Credit Union’s mobile strategy hits the road, travelling to communities in Saskatchewan that are lacking financial services.

Community Development / Human Interest /  • January 16, 2017
A Roof Over Their Heads
The $300-million First Nations Market Housing Fund is helping Aboriginals across Canada obtain mortgages for homes on reserves

Reserve Aboriginals are obtaining mortgages thanks to a progressive housing fund.

Banking / Community Development /  • September 13, 2016
Culture keepers
Ethnic credit unions break down barriers and help members maintain strong cultural connections

Canada's ethnic credit union support multiple generations

Community Development / Human Interest /  • September 1, 2016
From Revolution to Renewal
Vancouver credit union supports Syrian family navigate banking

A Syrian family finds hope and a new home in Canada

Community Development / Sustainability /  • June 7, 2016
Next-Gen Farmers
The demand for local food has spurred growth in startup farms

The ever rising price of farm land has fledgling farmers across Canada cultivating creative solutions

Community Development / Education /  • March 17, 2016
Just enough, just in time
Ideas42 supports the Dominican Republic's micro-entrepreneurs


An Ideas42 project in the Dominican Republic divided micro-entrepreneurs between two educational models.

Community Development / Economics /  • March 7, 2016
Pay it forward
Living wage employers play a powerful role in reducing poverty

Every time the minimum wage is set to increase, business owners sound the alarm about potential job losses due to rising payroll costs.

Business / Community Development /  • February 10, 2016
Invigorating Arts Co-ops
Canadian artists are working collectively to revive creative communities from coast to coast

Collectives are helping revive Canada's creative community

Community Development / Education /  • January 5, 2016
A kick-start for kids
B.C's Success By 6 initiative helps children succeed for life

Credit unions have supported early childhood development for more than a decade

Community Development /  • November 1, 2015
The quest for quality child care
Preschool co-ops are hard to organize, but successful ones nurture community

Successful childcare co-ops alleviate the financial and emotional stress of finding good care

Business / Community Development /  • July 1, 2015
A thriving co-op that hope built
In Winnipeg’s inner city, a flower of an enterprise is blossoming

Neechi Commons has evolved from a modest co-op to a 30,000-square-foot powerhouse, proudly owned by the community.

Business / Community Development /  • July 1, 2015
A turnaround manifesto
A bold plan to bring economic vitality back to southwestern Ontario

Ontario's Libro Credit Union is awarding $500,000 in grants through its Prosperity Fund to stimulate the region.

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