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Business / Community Development /  • March 22, 2019
Set in motion
Canada's cooperative sector should receive a leg up from Motion M-100, a strategy to boost support for co-ops.

The long-anticipated policy paper on Motion M-100, a strategy to promote, support and grow Canada’s cooperative sector, is being released.

Community Development / Human Interest /  • July 26, 2018
Winning hearts and minds
Is community involvement and support a good business decision for credit unions?

In the effort to attract and retain members, how important is community involvement?

Community Development / Human Interest /  • January 3, 2018
Building Better Communities
Credit unions can take the lead on helping newcomers to Canada begin the difficult process of integration.

Credit unions can help new Canadians, who face many long-term integration challenges.

Community Development / Human Interest /  • October 12, 2017
Around the World in 70 Years
The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada, which nurtures credit union growth around the world, celebrates its 70-year anniversary - and officially amalgamates with its long-time partner, The Canadian Co-operative Association.

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada has helped credit unions flourish in some of the world's poorest nations.

Community Development / Leadership /  • July 1, 2017
Nurturing roots, sowing growth
Leading Edge and Conexus credit unions are taking corporate social responsibility to the next level by actively engaging in community development.

Leading Edge Credit Union is making a difference — becoming a community enabler rather than just a community player.

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.

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