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Finance / Risk Management /  • June 13, 2016
The “invisible” crime
Credit unions can play a role to help prevent elder financial abuse

It’s sometimes referred to as the “invisible” crime. It is often unreported, and committed by people known and close to the victim. June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The United Nations estimates that worldwide, up to six per cent ...

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...

Business / Finance /  • May 13, 2016
Northern Credit Union boosts small biz

Small businesses in Northern Ontario can now apply for an unsecured business line of credit of up to $250,000 — without stepping into a branch. In February, Northern Credit Union launched the mobile-friendly online account opening tool for Ontario-...

Business / Leadership /  • May 13, 2016
Time Machine: CEO demand outstrips supply
Enterprise, January 1996

Dozens of pages of Enterprise have been dedicated to covering the C-suite shuffle, including “Succession planning under siege” in the January/February 1996 issue, which focused on the situation in B.C. READ the feature “Executive exodus” to ...

Banking / Risk Management /  • May 12, 2016
Number Cruncher: $61 million

The amount of money scammed from an estimated 14,000 Canadians in 2015, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre....

Banking / Technology /  • March 29, 2016
Royal Canadian Mint sells MintChip
Toronto-based nanoPay buys cryptocurrency technology

The Royal Canadian Mint has sold its assets related to MintChip™ to Toronto-based nanoPay

Business / Technology /  • March 15, 2016
Global: Bordeaux battles zombies
French video game company Motion Twin is run as a worker co-op

Motion Twin is a Bordeaux-based computer video game company that’s run as a worker co-op.

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.

Finance / Sustainability /  • March 9, 2016
Alterna & Central 1 honour social responsibility
2016 Gary Gillam Award nominations now being accepted

On April 29th, Alterna Savings and Central 1 will present the 2016 Gary Gillam Award to up to two deserving members of the community.

Finance / Risk Management /  • March 1, 2016
Time Machine: Mortgage fraud in 1999
Mortgage fraud doubles

Fax machines, photocopiers and white-out are a handful of the “tools” used by people to commit mortgage fraud.

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.

Economics /  • January 20, 2016
Time Machine: Enterprise, February 1969

Not much has changed in the Vancouver real estate market.

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