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ACU’s Indigenous Leadership Circle and the Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour

ACU’s Indigenous Leadership Circle and the Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour

Assiniboine Credit Union is committed to engaging in reconciliation. With this in mind, ACU employees who self-identify as Indigenous to Turtle Island (Indigenous name for North America) created ACU’s Indigenous Leadership Circle (ILC) with the goal of supporting our ongoing journey of reconciliation. Part of the ILC’s focus is to plan reconciliation events and initiatives for […]

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Urban Circle Training Centre: The wellness of one is the wellness of all.

Urban Circle Training Centre: The wellness of one is the wellness of all.

In 1990, a small group of women from Winnipeg’s North End were volunteering at a secondhand clothing outlet and wanted to get training that would lead to full-time employment. Together with the help of the volunteer coordinator, they put together a proposal for funding and the first 6-month training program for 12 women was launched. […]

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Manitoba Green Retrofit - Stability leads to change for the better.

Manitoba Green Retrofit: Stability leads to change for the better.

In 2011, Lucas Stewart started a movement in Winnipeg’s North End; a movement that is not only still alive, but is now stronger than ever. That year, he started Manitoba Green Retrofit, a not for profit social enterprise that, on the surface, renovates and repairs where people live, but actually helps repair and build people’s […]

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD recognizes the leadership, innovation and advancement that credit unions are demonstrating in their social and environmental performance.

ACU Receives National Awards for Social Responsibility and Leadership

At Assiniboine Credit Union (ACU) we would like to thank our members, employees, and partners for helping us to do better for our community and our planet which led to us receiving the National Credit Union Social Responsibility Award for our Eco-Excellence Program. Since launching the Eco-Excellence Program in 2012, we’ve reduced greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Doing our part to ensure that Assiniboine Credit Union members have healthy eco-systems to live in is an important way for us to serve our members and contribute to our communities

Earth Day

Today, over 1 billion people around the world will participate in Earth Day, strengthening environmental and climate literacy as well as making commitments that enhance the sustainability of our planet. Check out the Earth Day and Earth Day Canada websites to learn more about this year’s themes and actions you can take to make a […]

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International Credit Union Day

Credit Unions around the world make a difference in their communities. On October 20, 2016 we celebrated International Credit Union Day together. It was a small group of weavers in Rochdale, England that created the first modern co-op, it was a small group of German innovations that created the first credit union in 1852, it was Alphonse […]

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Assiniboine Credit Union (ACU) congratulates BUILD, the winner of the 2016 Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Spirit Award for Social Enterprise!

BUILD—Winner of the 2016 Spirit of Winnipeg Award for Social Enterprise!

Assiniboine Credit Union congratulates BUILD, the winner of the 2016 Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce — Spirit of Winnipeg Award for Social Enterprise! The 2016 winners were announced on March 4, 2016 at the 7th Annual Spirit of Winnipeg Awards Gala. The awards are focused on honoring, recognizing and bringing together the local Winnipeg business community […]

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