CCEDNet Credit Union Members Win Awards for CED, Innovation and Social Responsibility

May 19, 2015

Credit Union Central of Canada (CUCC) honoured the winners of its annual National Credit Union Awards Program at a gala event on May 6th during its 2015 Canadian Conference for Credit Union Leaders in Banff, AB.

Among the winners were members of the Canadian CED Network Assiniboine Credit Union in Manitoba, Affinity Credit Union in Saskatchewan, and Vancity Credit Union in British Columbia.


Community Economic Development Award

For their dedication to economic equity, and generous sense of community, Affinity Credit Union, is the recipient of the 2015 National Credit Union Community Economic Development Award for their ‘Business-for-Good’ Social Venture Challenge. The Challenge was created to support social enterprises seeking to generate social or environmental change in the community.

National Credit Union Innovation Award

This year’s Innovation Award, which is presented to credit unions that lead the way with innovations that strengthen credit unions and that may have application for the overall credit union system, was presented to Vancity Credit Union for their alternative to payday loans, Vancity Fair & Fast Loan™.

National Credit Union Social Responsibility Award

For their continuing commitment to financial literacy and their ongoing quest for innovative solutions, Assiniboine Credit Union has been presented the 2015 National Credit Union Social Responsibility Award for their Asset Building Program, which helps participants achieve financial stability by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and supports they need to acquire needed assets and plan for the future.

Source: National credit union association honours credit unions and leaders for ingenuity, leadership and innovation