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Governance / Leadership /  • March 11, 2019
At face value
In the complex financial world of IT, cybersecurity, online banking and much more, what traits make a good credit union board director?

The financial world, with its complex knit of systems and technologies, puts extra pressure on board directors overseeing credit unions. Being a financial savant, however, isn't what makes a good board member, it's something much more deeply rooted.

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.

Business / Leadership /  • November 9, 2018
XX marks the spot
Some credit unions have women board members, managers and executives high above the national average for gender parity. Other credit unions have none. What are these latter credit unions missing out on?

Credit unions that cultivate and nurture women leadership are paving the way for future success.

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.

Leadership /  • May 18, 2017
Lean In
Credit unions and cooperatives are adapting "lean" principles [first developed by Toyota] as a strategy to better support those who work on the frontlines.

Lean management strategy enhances efficiencies and adds value for credit union members.

Governance / Leadership /  • May 10, 2017
Women on Board
Studies show that gender diverse boards are good for a company's bottom line. What can credit unions do to get more female directors on their boards?

Credit unions need to do more to ensure that there is greater gender equity on their boards.

Business / Leadership /  • February 7, 2017
Global Solutions
About 3,000 members of the global cooperative movement descended upon Québec City this past October

Participants from 100 countries flock to Quebec City for the biennial International Summit of Co-operatives

Business / Leadership /  • November 15, 2016
Lean Machines
How lean thinking is helping credit unions maximize value

Can adopting a Lean ethos help credit unions?

Finance / Leadership /  • November 1, 2016
A new frontier
Exploring a bold future for credit unions

What upcoming challenges and opportunities will credit unions be facing?

Finance / Leadership /  • November 1, 2016
Pushing the boundaries
What boundaries do credit unions need to push in order to remain relevant?

Credit unions are trying new things in order to keep their competitive edge in a rapidly changing marketplace

Leadership /  • October 18, 2016
Diversity Debate
Research shows that having more women at the decision- making table is good for business. Then why is progress so slow?

What will it take to achieve gender parity?

Leadership /  • May 12, 2016
Executive exodus
Credit union boards lead CEO succession plan strategies

The baby boom generation are leaving the workforce. What will this mean for credit unions?