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Finance / Human Interest /  • September 18, 2018
Big little lies

One in five Canadians admitted in a Manulife survey this past May that they have kept their level of debt secret from a married or common-law partner, the CBC reports. Meanwhile, one in nine people hide the price of a retail purchase fro...

Finance / Human Interest /  • September 17, 2018
Poverty insurance

A report from the CD Howe Institute supports the creation of a pooled risk savings program to protect seniors who run out of money in their old age. The report, authored by Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, recommends a broad government-led i...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • September 14, 2018
Money raised for Kenyan orphanage

CU Direct in Ontario and Alberta’s Servus Credit Union (363,000 members, $15.4 billion in assets) contributed to a fundraising effort at the 2018 World Credit Union Conference held in Singapore this past July to raise money for the Busia ...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • July 25, 2018
Donations for CDF Canada

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), the largest non-financial co-op in Canada, is committing $65,000 to the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada’s (CDF Canada) Breaking New Ground Campaign. FCL’s donation will help sm...

Economics / Human Interest /  • July 20, 2018
West Coast rental woes spark collaboration

This past May, Sunshine Coast Credit Union (16,800 members, $650 million in assets) on coastal British Columbia announced a partnership to launch a new service to ensure that people in dire but temporary financial circumstances can keep a r...

Human Interest /  • June 1, 2018
Credit unions feted for being family friendly

This past March, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (523,000 members, $21 billion in assets) and Desjardins Group (seven million members, $258 billion in assets) were recognized as two of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2018. ...

Human Interest / Technology /  • May 25, 2018
Smart solutions for the real world

The word “innovation” can refer to many things: a new app that rates the latest craft beers, a life-changing tech gadget that you can’t live without, artificial intelligence or self-driving vehicles. Island Savings, a division ...

Human Interest /  • May 11, 2018
Connecting the dots

Like many nations in Africa, Ethiopia faces a water crisis due to recurring drought, which causes enormous social, health and economic problems. Out of a population of 102 million, 61 million Ethiopians lack access to safe water, relying i...

Human Interest /  • March 15, 2018
Honesty and trust tested in Atlantic Canada

In a bid to prove that standards of honesty, trust and fairness are alive and well in Atlantic Canada, credit unions undertook a creative guerrilla marketing campaign to test these values. Atlantic Central, which represents 47 credit...

Human Interest /  • March 10, 2018
FirstOntario pledges $1 per member for international development

This past January, FirstOntario Credit Union (117,550 members, $5 billion in assets) pledged $1 per member to support a new initiative by the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada), called Breaking New Ground. [captio...

Human Interest / Leadership /  • February 2, 2018
Malawi fetes partnership with CDF Canada

The Co-operative Development Foundation (CDF) of Canada was recognized with an Honorary Distinguished Service Award by the African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA) in Malawi last October. The awa...

Economics / Human Interest /  • January 30, 2018
Bitcoin a bit too dodgy for some

Bitcoin, the enigmatic virtual currency, which doesn’t require a financial institution as a middleman, may have a dark side. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan chief investment officer Bjarne Graven Larsen told Bell Media’s Business News Net...

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