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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.

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.

Human Resources /  • November 7, 2018
New social order
Credit unions' cooperative ethos should bode well for finding and developing synergies with millennials, a socially conscious generation that is defying old - and defining new - business practices.

There is a disconnect between millennials and credit unions, despite a myriad of synergies.

Marketing /  • November 1, 2018
The medium is not the message
Conventional media outlets have undergone a dramatic decline in staffing, with the result that news stories - including those about credit unions - aren't getting the coverage they deserve. Three communications experts opine on how credit unions can get their messaging out in an evolving and highly fragmented media landscape.

Due to a shifting media landscape, credit unions struggle to get their stories out to the public.

Risk Management / Technology /  • September 26, 2018
Gone phishing
Every credit union is vulnerable to attack by a cyber crook greedy to get his or her digital claws into valuable data and financial assets. A key prevention is ensuring individual employees are constantly on the watch for subtle, well-disguised phishing attacks.

Employees must be vigilant to detect well-camouflaged phishing attacks.

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