Community partnerships

The development of healthy, vibrant and diverse communities doesn't just happen overnight. These communities are created by people, organizations and businesses continuously working together for the common good. Assiniboine Credit Union helps by investing profits back into the communities we serve. We believe that by working together we can all have a better, more sustainable future. 

Individuals

A community is only as strong as the people within it. We work with other organizations to help create opportunities for individuals to improve their lives. These are some of those partnerships:

Businesses

Successful, diverse and sustainable businesses create jobs, provide services and build communities that are rewarding and exciting to live in. What would your neighbourhood be without the local coffee shop, hardware store or restaurant? ACU is glad that we can help Manitobans launch their new businesses and realize their dreams. We also work with other organizations and partners to provide access to credit and strengthen the small business sector throughout the province. Here's how:

  • Jubilee Fund is an independent charitable non-profit that raises funds in the community through the sale of investment certificates; the Fund provides ACU with loan guarantees so that we can make financing available to support small business non-profits and co-operatives initiate or complete community-based projects that reduce poverty and financial exclusion
  • Manitoba Business Start Program and the Canada Small Business Financing Program are just two examples of the many programs our Community Financial Centre uses to help entrepreneurs access financing for business start-ups and growth
  • University of Winnipeg Chair in Co-operative Enterprises works to strengthen the co-op economy by ensuring Manitoba's future business leaders have an understanding of the value, scope and impact co-operatives have on our economy

Non-profits

Many in our communities use services, centres and programs provided by non-profits. From senior centres and art programs, to affordable housing, to community gardens and child care centres, non-profits play a vital role in building, growing and sustaining communities. By partnering to create strong futures for our non-profits, Assiniboine Credit Union is helping to keep our communities healthy and people-focused. 

  • Enterprising Non-Profits is a partnership that brings together the local knowledge and expertise of Winnipeg's social enterprise community to help non-profits investigate, start or expand their own ventures

Co-operatives

As a financial co-operative, Assiniboine Credit Union understands the vital role that the co-op sector plays in the community, whether responding to an unmet need such as access to childcare, finding new markets and economies of scale for commercial enterprises, or supporting access to affordable housing. ACU, through our Community Financial Centre, provides creative and flexible financing solutions for both new and growing co-operatives.

 

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