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Community Development / Human Interest /  • August 2, 2016
Powerline Films secures funding

A feature documentary about Canada’s cooperative movement has just received a much needed injection of cash from the Atkinson Decent Work Fund grant program, which will enable the film to be completed.

Banking / Community Development /  • July 26, 2016
Time Machine July 1945: What’s a credit union?

The follow excerpt comes from an entertaining article written by Jean Archibald and published in the Woman’s Point of View section of B.C. Credit Unionist in July 1945. It’s an interesting exchange, edited for brevity, that’s still relevant 71 years later!

Community Development / Economics /  • May 19, 2016
Italy’s social co-ops support asylum seekers
Italian social cooperatives support asylum seekers entering Europe

In early March, Federsolidarietà, Italy’s largest federation of social cooperatives, launched a national charter in support of asylum seekers entering Europe from high conflict regions such as Africa and the Middle East. Rather than close the Sche...

Community Development / Sustainability /  • March 10, 2016
Binners’ Project launches pilot: Binners Hook

Vancouver waste-picker collective, Binners' Project, begins the first test phase for their Binners Hook.

Banking / Community Development /  • January 25, 2016
Credit unions for Cuba

WOCCU is hoping to shrink the number of unbanked people by starting a conversation with Cuba about creating a framework that supports credit union development.

Banking / Community Development /  • July 1, 2015
Luminus supports Ontario’s Filipino Community
New program provides members with security, convenience and better exchange rates

Ontario’s Filipino community gets a $20,000 boost in addition to the support it receives through Luminus Financial’s Remit Now, Pay Later program.

Business / Community Development /  • Mar 2015
FirstOntario builds business centre

FirstOntario has renovated the 1890 Empire Times building, which was once home to the Hamilton Times.

Community Development /  • Sep 2014
Studies to be shared at October summit

The International Summit of Cooperatives takes place October 6 to 9 in Quebec City, with a focus on five major themes.

Community Development / Sustainability /  • Jul 2014
Cooperatives lead in corporate sustainability

Social responsible businesses get graded in Corporate Knights’ 13th annual Best 50 rankings.

Business / Community Development /  • May 2014
Ghana women benefit from credit union support
Entrepreneurial women are using the credit union to inspire their community

Ghana women are inspiring change and advancing their businesses, thanks to the savings and loan support they receive from credit unions.

Business / Community Development /  • Nov 2013
Provinces back social enterprise business model

Ontario and British Columbia have recently taken steps to support social enterprises – organizations that use business techniques for social purposes.

Community Development /  • Jan 2013
Credit unions continue to give back

Credit unions are highly involved in communities across the country.

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