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Human Interest / Sustainability /  • January 24, 2019
Hot Mess
The science community’s warnings about global climate change have become too dire to ignore. What are Canadian credit unions doing to thwart a possible climate apocalypse?

As the environmental effects of climate change grow increasingly dire, some credit unions are undertaking measures to protect both their organization and members.

Human Interest / Leadership /  • January 2, 2019
Overcoming Colonization
Canada's Indigenous peoples have endured more than a century of colonization that has affected their health, their family structure and their political and economic status in Canada. Three credit unions have embarked upon initiatives leading them down the long road of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Following up on recommendations made by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, several credit unions have launched initiatives to help redress Indigenous peoples’ tragic past.

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?

Human Interest / Risk Management /  • April 2, 2018
Insurance against disaster
Extreme weather events, linked to climate change, are forcing credit unions and their members to look hard at their personal and home insurance to better prepare for increasing risk.

Extreme weather events, from hurricanes to floods and fires, are challenging the insurance industry.

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.

Human Interest / Risk Management /  • November 16, 2017
Trial by Fire
British Columbia credit unions' contingency plans were sorely tested this past summer as forest fires consumed 11,500 square kilometres of land by September.

British Columbia credit unions’ contingency plans were tested by a raft of forest fires this year.

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 / 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.

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

Finance / Human Interest /  • August 17, 2016
Cash Crunch
How credit unions are offering advice for sandwich-generation families feeling financially squeezed.

Sandwich-generation families are feeling the financial squeeze. Credit unions offer smart advice for helping their members relieve the pressure.

Education / Human Interest /  • July 1, 2015
Guiding lights that share their glow
In the National Mentorship Program, protégés flourish. So do their mentors

The National Mentorship Program is a great and noble exchange, recognized as a win-win for everyone involved.