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6 memorable gift ideas (that won't break your budget)

6 memorable gift ideas (that won’t break your budget)

These alternative gifts can make a special occasion even more memorable, especially when you don’t need to dip far into your savings. The pressure of finding the perfect gift for a friend, family member or co-worker can be overwhelming. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, retirement or holiday, we all want to see people’s face light […]

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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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ACU Employees donating their time and energy to Habitat for Humanity

Employees Building With Habitat for Humanity

For years, Assiniboine Credit Union has supported employees who want to give some of their time and energy to Habitat for Humanity. This year, 39 employees helped build over a total of four days, and four of Assiniboine’s board of directors  joined in on the build. How did they feel about participating for this great cause? Here’s what a few of our employees had to say: […]

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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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