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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.