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Business / Technology /  • July 16, 2015
Betting big on big data
A tsunami of info is flooding credit unions. How can they make the most of it?

Chris Catliff has seen the future for credit unions and it looks more like a Four Seasons Hotel or an old-fashioned village butcher than it does a traditional financial institution. Catliff, president and CEO of B.C.-based BlueShore Financial (40,...

Business / Community Development /  • July 1, 2015
A thriving co-op that hope built
In Winnipeg’s inner city, a flower of an enterprise is blossoming

Neechi Commons has evolved from a modest co-op to a 30,000-square-foot powerhouse, proudly owned by the community.

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.

Business /  • July 1, 2015
Meeting high standards
How to make the most of your next strategic planning session

When done right, these meetings are invaluable tools.

Business / Community Development /  • July 1, 2015
A turnaround manifesto
A bold plan to bring economic vitality back to southwestern Ontario

Ontario's Libro Credit Union is awarding $500,000 in grants through its Prosperity Fund to stimulate the region.

Business / Community Development /  • July 1, 2015
The Libro Prosperity Fund
A new credit union venture is giving southwestern Ontario a much-needed boost

Libro Credit Union has launched a new fund to boost economic development in southwestern Ontario.

Community Development / Sustainability /  • May 23, 2015
Waste pickers unite
Waste pickers the world over are turning trash into a new green economy

Catadores, waste pickers, binners, canners or Dumpster divers — these individuals are often poor, unskilled and struggling. Yet organized collectively, the waste pickers are the front line against the tyranny of trash threatening most metropolitan areas.

Business / Technology /  • May 1, 2015
Million-member cooperatives
Crowdsourcing proves thousands of heads are often better than one

Thousands of online organizations are using crowdsourcing in new and exciting ways.

Community Development /  • Mar 2015
Serving the cultural mosaic
Attracting an immigrant membership is a win-win deal

Credit unions that provide micro-loans to skilled immigrants can help these newcomers thrive in their fields, while creating loyal members.

Banking / Sustainability /  • Jan 2015
Beyond ethical investing
New instruments are providing significant social – and financial – returns

Do good and make a profit. Could that be the new credo for Canadian credit unions?

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