Author Profile | Shirley Muir

The Duchess of Cornwall Speaks About the Value of Credit Unions

Duchess of Cornwall Speaks About the Value of Credit Unions

On October 16 — International Credit Union Day — the Duchess of Cornwall made an impassioned plea for more people to use credit unions during a speech at Clarence House. Camilla, 67, admitted to being ‘no financial wizard’ but said that credit unions ‘serve people not profit’ and added that it didn’t take a banking […]

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Our First and founding member, Ed McCaffrey

Ed McAffrey, Assiniboine Credit Union’s Founder and First Member

Assiniboine Credit Union’s first member Ed McCaffrey vividly remembers how and why he and his former colleagues started Assiniboine. Now over 90 years old, and although he has packed and moved many times over the decades, Ed still has his “member #1” Assiniboine passbook made out in his name. Meaningful Beginnings It was 1943, and although the […]

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MAWA: The Art of Mentoring comes to Main Street

They will come this summer from as far away as Iran, Copenhagen, Montreal, Saskatchewan and Yukon and will be the new artists-in-residence above the offices of Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA). “It is an opportunity for them to make contact with a visual arts community that is renowned around the world for experimental art […]

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Tall Grass Bakery Staff

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company Expands

“It’s time to make the shoe box bigger” says Lyle Barkman, one of the original owners of Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, a tiny bakeshop in Wolseley.   For staff and customers who stop at the cozy but cramped Westminster Avenue bakery as a morning ritual, the change is welcomed. All the more welcomed because […]

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Everyone deserves a “book mate” early in life

Book Mates Helps Connect Children with Reading

Everyone deserves a “book mate” early in life and with the help of Book Mates Inc, families can enhance their reading abilities through a variety of family literacy programs. An Idea in the Making Almost three decades ago, education professor Beverley Zakaluk had a very simple idea. She would partner her Faculty of Education students with […]

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Social Purchasing Power

Co-operating through the Social Purchasing Portal

Co-operatives are shifting the way entrepreneurs think, not only about business, but about environmental sustainability and social justice, too. They are the product of the realization that it is possible to be profitable while addressing systemic environmental and social issues through purchasing habits and the way in which labour is organized. As this awareness spreads, […]

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ICR building community — literally

Inner City Renovations Builds Opportunity for Inner City

Inner City Renovations (ICR) is an award-winning social enterprise founded in 2002 with the goal of providing quality, full-time, permanent jobs for people living in Winnipeg’s inner city and facing barriers to employment.   Assiniboine Credit Union’s McGregor Branch was the first time ICR has been Assiniboine’s general contractor, but they have worked on two other Assiniboine branches—Main Street […]

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