The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) has announced the recipients of the 2018 National Credit Union Awards. Canada’s credit unions have always played a significant role in the well being of the communities they serve. CCUA recognizes and rewards these accomplishments through an annual awards program that acknowledges credit unions that exemplify the true nature of the co-operative spirit. The National Credit Union Awards highlight fresh and effective programs that emphasize local economic initiatives, innovative solutions that improve the effectiveness of the credit union, and the ambitions of tomorrow’s young leaders.
CCEDNet member, Vancity, was the recipient of the Innovation Award. Also recognized as Young Leaders were CCEDNet board member Marianne Jurzyniec of Affinity Credit Union and Maggie Leung of Alterna Savings.
Vancity Credit Union
Vancity's Fair and Fast Loan™ Online program won the National Credit Union Innovation Award for responding to an identified opportunity in the community, and implementing the detailed and focused planning process to bring the product to market, strongly demonstrating the intent of the Innovation Award. The Vancity team carefully considered how to build a tool that would quickly and easily meet the needs of the potential users, as well as delivering results for the credit union. By combining Vancity's values with the needs of members, this project hit all the right notes for innovation.
Source: National Credit Union Awards