Economic Development

We invest in our local economies.

Credit unions have a long history of supporting and investing in their local economies. Alterna Savings is no different. Approximately 85 cents of every dollar of our members’ deposits are reinvested in loans and mortgages to individuals, organizations, and businesses in Alterna-serviced communities.

Financial Literacy

At Alterna Savings, we believe our members and the individuals in our communities should have access to the tools required to develop a minimum standard of financial literacy.  Find out how we are helping.


We take our commitment to community a step further through our Community Micro-Finance Program. By providing loans to individuals and businesses that would not otherwise qualify for credit, we help more Ontarians become self-sufficient and able to contribute to their local communities and economy.

Community Accounts

We offer products and services tailored for non-profit organizations, social enterprises, co-operative housing, as well as other co-operatives. When we help those organizations thrive, they’re able to support others, and everyone benefits!