Not many people can claim to be happy when their job makes them cry. But when I get to see the impact of some of the events and organizations that Assiniboine helps to support, and in this case, the power of music, I often find myself reaching for a tissue. One such event was a […]
“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 […]
Every year, Assiniboine Credit Union celebrates Co-op Week and Credit Union Day. The infographics below illustrate the different ways credit unions and co-operatives change the world for the better.
Students at Champlain School, an elementary school in the North End, not far from Assiniboine’s McGregor Branch, have placed in the top three in an international mural contest: The Gift of Art Project. One student, one brush stroke at a time, on one mural, is making a difference in the world. The Gift of Art Project […]
It is my distinct pleasure to announce that Assiniboine’s Board of Directors has named a new President and CEO to replace Al Morin, who retires at year end. After a robust search and hiring process, we have selected Kevin Sitka, the former Chief Operating Officer at Steinbach Credit Union, as our President and CEO. Kevin is an […]
Last August, I had the fortune of being invited by Vancity Credit Union to visit Italy for a two-week study of the Italian co-op community. Not only was I amazed at the sheer number of co-ops in Italy, but also their dedication to the vision of co-operatives working together; not only for their members, but […]