As a community-based financial co-operative, we believe everyone should have access to affordable financial services. We look for ways to bring these services to underserved neighbourhoods, organizations, communities and households.
- Our West Broadway Branch opened in 2001 to fill a gap in financial services. Today, it continues to grow, serving an inner-city neighbourhood with one of the lowest average household incomes in Winnipeg. Our McGregor Branch in the North End opened in 2012 in a neighbourhood that has seen the closure of 10 bank branches and the rise of 16 fringe financial outlets (cheque-cashers, payday loans, pawnshops) since 1996.
- As a founding member of the AssetBuildersPartnership, ACU provides a specially designed Matched Savings Account for participants of poverty-reducing asset building programs.
- We partner with SEED Winnipeg to help families living on low income better understand and open Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) and save for their children's post-secondary education.
- In 2011 we expanded our list of acceptable identification and implemented new guidelines to enhance access to ACU membership and accounts through our branch network.