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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.

Banking / Marketing /  • September 28, 2017
Word Games
As the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions put the kibosh on credit unions using the term "banking," throwing the system into an uproar, Martha Durdin, CEO of Canadian Credit Union Association, exercised diplomacy and the power of the people, compelling Ottawa to reconsider the edict.

The OSFI declared the word "banking" anathema to credit union branding.

Risk Management / Technology /  • September 13, 2017
Build that Wall
The Bank of Canada is calling upon the financial industry to take tougher measures to stop cyber attacks, considered a major threat to the Canadian economy.

Cyber attacks against financial institutions are a dire threat, sparking warnings from the Bank of Canada.

Technology /  • September 1, 2017
Dialling into Digital
Credit unions are working hard to meet members' demands for new, digital financial services.

Canada’s credit union sector is ramping up digital innovation to meet members’ demand for new financial products.

Human Resources /  • August 17, 2017
Fill in the Gaps
Credit unions in isolated rural areas, such as Innovation in Saskatchewan, are coming up with creative ways to staff specialized areas of expertise, including IT and risk management.

It can be challenging for smaller credit unions, or those in isolated, rural areas, to staff their employee roster with highly specialized personnel.

Governance /  • August 16, 2017
Growing Pains
Less than two years since its creation, CCUA, the credit union system's national trade association is a work in progress.

Less than two years since its creation, CCUA, the credit union system's national trade association is a work in progress.

Banking / Risk Management /  • July 19, 2017
Stormy Weather
Growing global debt levels and soaring house prices are two indicators foreshadowing a possible financial crisis down the road.

Growing global debt levels and soaring house prices are two indicators foreshadowing a possible financial crisis down the road.

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.

Marketing /  • June 19, 2017
Brand Management
Centrals and credit unions are focusing on innovative social media and digital strategies to build their brand and attract new members.

Reaching out to members - new and old - can be as easy as posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

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.

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