Co-operatives and credit unions are member- and community-focused organizations known for their resiliency. In this series of conversations, the Canadian Centre for the Study Co-operatives asks leaders in co-operatives and credit unions, big and small, how they are making use of their co-operative structure to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.
“Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we have heard a lot about how federal policymakers are working with banks to help support small businesses. But what about the credit union sector? It is the lender of choice for more than 20% of Canada’s small businesses and, in some provinces like Saskatchewan, its market share is closer to 50%,” said Marc-Andre Pigeon, CCSC Director.
Conducted by Marc-André Pigeon, Director of the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and co-host Mamun Abudllah, Professor, Edwards School of Business, the interviews feature key thinkers and drivers within the Credit Union sector. To date, the series includes conversations with individuals such as Ian Glassford, Former Chief Financial Officer of Servus Credit Union; Mark Lane, Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Credit Union, Garth Manness, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Union Central of Manitoba; and more.