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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.

Business / Community Development /  • July 1, 2015
The Libro Prosperity Fund
A new credit union venture is giving southwestern Ontario a much-needed boost

Libro Credit Union has launched a new fund to boost economic development in southwestern Ontario.

Community Development / Sustainability /  • May 23, 2015
Waste pickers unite
Waste pickers the world over are turning trash into a new green economy

Catadores, waste pickers, binners, canners or Dumpster divers — these individuals are often poor, unskilled and struggling. Yet organized collectively, the waste pickers are the front line against the tyranny of trash threatening most metropolitan areas.

Community Development /  • Mar 2015
Serving the cultural mosaic
Attracting an immigrant membership is a win-win deal

Credit unions that provide micro-loans to skilled immigrants can help these newcomers thrive in their fields, while creating loyal members.

Community Development /  • Sep 2014
Playing fair with global commodities
How Canadian co-ops have aligned to protect small producers worldwide

The birth of Canadian cooperatives a century ago bears a striking resemblance to today’s fair trade movement in developing countries.

Business / Community Development /  • Sep 2014
Working together for the common good
Aboriginal communities are embracing cooperatives in novel and creative ways

The cooperative approach to business is influenced by culture, a tradition of working together, isolation and the need to address social concerns.

Community Development / Marketing /  • Mar 2014
United we help
Drop by drop, financial services co-ops are making their communities stronger and richer

Credit unions are particularly powerful in the area of community giving.

Community Development /  • Jul 2013
Community cues
Credit unions reweave the ties that bind communities

In today’s digital world and global economy, local community spirit can seem more fractured than fostered.

Community Development /  • May 2013
More than a roof
The enduring importance of cooperative housing in Canada

For low- and moderate-income families, owning the roof over their heads is becoming increasingly difficult.

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