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Business / Risk Management /  • June 19, 2019
The best laid plans
Security breaches, natural disasters, bad weather and a myriad other crises can threaten the ability of credit unions to do business. That's where business continuity plans come in.

Business continuity plans must be poised to tackle any number of formidable challenges, from natural disasters to security breaches.

Banking / Risk Management /  • May 8, 2019
Criminal element
Digital misdeeds abound on the Internet, requiring a delicate balancing act for credit unions who have to thwart cybercrooks while protecting their members' privacy and ensuring they enjoy seamless transaction.

Keeping Internet crooks at bay is a huge challenge for financial institutions.

Banking / Technology /  • May 1, 2019
Forging ahead
The future — and present — of banking is digital, with credit unions proving they are competitive players in this ever-growing, crowded field.

Credit unions aren’t taking a back seat to anyone when it comes to innovation in the financial digital world.

Banking / Governance /  • March 30, 2019
Parliamentary pilgrimage
Last year's Hike the Hill, credit unions' annual visit to the nation's capital, held special importance, with delegates lobbying MPs to accept a proposed Market Conduct Code that would allow credit unions to self-regulate relations with members.

Delegates used the annual Hike the Hill in Ottawa to try to convince elected officials to accept a proposed Market Conduct Code of credit union self-regulation.

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.

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.

March 4, 2019
Leaders of the Pack
With baby boomers on the cusp of retirement, the search for tomorrow's credit union leaders promises to be challenging, with the possibility that the very existence of the CEO position could undergo reinvention.

The role of the CEO is undergoing dramatic change, with a rural-versus-urban divide that is leaving some smaller credit unions out in the cold.

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.

Banking / Finance /  • January 16, 2019
Close Connection
A two-year Filene Research Institute study involving Ottawa's Alterna Savings & Credit Union analyzed how to best connect with isolated and low-resource communities. The result? A loans program with greater social impact on community.

Alterna Savings & Credit Union took part in a study looking into nurturing relations with isolated communities in order to enhance social impact.

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.

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