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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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Brendan Reimer Joining Assiniboine Credit Union

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Reimer to the new position of Strategic Partner, Values Based Banking, effective August 25, 2014. 2014 is a turning point for us with much change – including my arrival at ACU, restructuring, new branches, and a determination to deepen our commitment to values based banking. The […]

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Spark Volunteer Kim Champion Taylor

SPARK: Striking the Right Match

Sometimes when opportunity comes knocking, you don’t always listen, but sometimes you’re lucky enough that it knocks twice. Just ask Kim Champion Taylor, Assiniboine’s Director of Human Resources. In the fall of 2011, Spark’s Program Co-ordinator, Geoff Ripat, approached Assiniboine to find someone with the right skills to fill a volunteer position. The request landed on Kim’s […]

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