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Economics / Human Interest /  • November 23, 2017
Canadians resting on their home laurels to fund retirement

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) reported this past September that too many Canadians are relying upon rising housing prices to fund their retirement, reports the Huffington Post. The OSC carried out a survey that found that 3...

Banking / Human Interest /  • November 10, 2017
Hurricanes devastate credit unions across US

Credit unions and affiliated organizations in the United States were roiled by a series of hurricanes that swept the Caribbean, Texas, Florida, other areas of the mainland and Puerto Rico this past summer. After gathering strength an...

Banking / Human Interest /  • October 2, 2017
BC wildfires force closure of credit union branches

Williams Lake & District Credit Union (14,000 members and $250 million in assets) was forced to close its 100 Mile House and Williams Lake branches this past July due to wildfires in British Columbia’s Cariboo-Chilcotin Region.  ...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • September 15, 2017
Gender equality is the key to fighting hunger

In northern Ghana in West Africa, farmers are highly vulnerable to the vagaries of climate, such as drought and flooding. Such extreme events create hunger gaps — periods when families, especially children and women, go without. [caption id="at...

Finance / Human Interest /  • July 10, 2017
The kindness of strangers

As early 20th-century American entertainer Will Rogers once said, “A stranger is just a friend I haven’t met yet.”  In today’s immoderately priced mortgage market, this pithy saying may well become the descriptor of the futu...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • May 15, 2017
Putting the Bite on Hunger

Last year, First West Credit Union (250,000 members, $11 billion in assets) generated, via food collection and fundraising, the equivalent of 1.35 million meals for hungry British Columbians. First West and its local divisions: Valley Fi...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • May 5, 2017
Cheese-making nurtures gender equality in Colombia

By transforming milk into artisanal cheese, a small group of women in the municipality of Bolivar in north-western Colombia—an area once known for its guerrilla, paramilitary and drug-related violence—are transforming their lives. ...

Banking / Human Interest /  • September 27, 2016
Nepal credit unions rebuilt

Forty-one credit unions, or Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOS) as they’re known in Nepal, have been rebuilt after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country on April 25, 2015.

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.

Human Interest / Leadership /  • May 1, 2015
Co-op talk
Monique Leroux, president and CEO of Desjardins Group, writes a new book

Conversations on Cooperation is a new book that features interviews with 18 leaders on the cooperative scene.