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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.

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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Assiniboine’s Kim Champion Taylor saw the effectiveness of the program when she was recruited for a volunteer match.

Striking the Right Match with Spark

What is a community group with a tight budget in need of professional services to do? For the last nine years Spark, a service of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), has been providing an answer to that question. The idea is simple. Community groups and organizations identify a need within their organization and […]

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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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LITE's Alternative Christmas Hamper - Give the gift that gives twice

Support LITE’s Alternative Christmas Hamper Campaign

Winnipeggers are generous. With the holidays fast approaching, many of us will want to make donations to Christmas hampers for less fortunate families. What if, instead of just alleviating hunger, you could make a long term impact on the lives of those in need? What if you could actually help pull people out of poverty […]

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After thousands of Canadians cast their votes, Urban Eatin’ won a $25,000 prize

Urban Eatin’ Wins National Prize!

After thousands of Canadians cast their votes, Assiniboine Credit Union member Urban Eatin’ won a $25,000 prize in the National Co-op Challenge to help develop their co-op. Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Worker Co-op is group of young gardeners whose passion is transforming underused spaces such as yards, balconies, school grounds, building exteriors — you name it — […]

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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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