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Winnipeg Has Got Spirit!

Congratulations to the all the winners and nominees of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Annual Spirit Awards! The Spirit Awards highlight enterprises in our city that are making remarkable achievements, and it was no surprise that several members of Assiniboine Credit Union were recognized for their impact in our city. On Friday, March 13, 2015, […]

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is the Social Enterprise Capital of Canada.

Winnipeg: Social Enterprise Capital of Canada?

During recent municipal elections, Winnipeg’s Chamber of Commerce boldly called for the city to become the Social Enterprise Capital of Canada. And why not? Manitoba is already home to hundreds of social enterprises spread throughout the province, but with a deliberate development strategy, this could grow significantly. What is a Social Enterprise? Social enterprises are non-profits that use a […]

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Spark Program Surpasses $1 million in Pro Bono Matches

Spark Program Surpasses $1 million in Pro Bono Matches

Founded by a coalition of community organizations in 2005, Spark (now a program of the Canadian CED Network – Manitoba) creates opportunities for professionals in Winnipeg to make an important skill-based contribution to groups solving some of the most urgent and complex challenges in our communities. Since 2009 the total value of the pro bono […]

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Congratulations to Shaun Loney on being named an EY (formerly Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur of the Year for their Prairie Region! Creating Training and Job Opportunities

Shaun Loney Wins National Award

Congratulations to Shaun Loney on being named an EY (formerly Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur of the Year for their Prairie Region!   Creating Training and Job Opportunities Shaun, a long-time member of Assiniboine, has used his passion for social and economic justice and creative entrepreneurship skills to help start eight different social enterprises over the […]

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Diversity Foods - Catering The most progressive, values-driven food service in Canada is right here in Winnipeg

Diversity Foods Provides Values-Driven Food Services

Would you have guessed that the most progressive, values-driven food service initiative in Canada is serving up change right here in Winnipeg? Assiniboine member Diversity Foods, and the brainchild of two non-profits organizations — SEED Winnipeg and the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation — is just that. Diversity Foods was created to have an important impact […]

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Assiniboine Credit Union joins values-based banking institutions around the world in a conversation

Values Based Banking — It’s in our DNA

Today we join values-based banking institutions around the world in a conversation about what it means to transform banking. Personally, I am so proud to work at a place that is dedicated to being a positive force for change in the world! It goes back to 1943, when Assiniboine Credit Union was founded by people who […]

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Award winning Chef du Cuisine – Kelly Cattani – will manage the café

Diversity Foods Opens Buffalo Stone Cafe at FortWhyte Alive

Congratulations to Diversity Food Services for their recent announcement to operate Buffalo Stone Café at FortWhyte Alive.  Award winning Chef du Cuisine – Kelly Cattani – will manage the café and all the catering services. With closely aligned environmental and social values, this partnership just makes sense. The menu will feature local, organic and sustainable foods cooked from […]

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