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Press Releases, Announcements & Alerts

30/11/20 Press Release

Alterna Savings partners with Afro Caribbean Business Network Foundation to launch micro loan for Black entrepreneurs

18/11/20 Press Release

Member Savings Credit Union members vote overwhelmingly in favour of joining with Alterna Savings

03/11/20 Press Release

Alterna Savings welcomes three new branches in the GTA

28/10/20 Press Release

Celebrating a credit union champion of 47 years

21/10/20 Press Release

Member Savings Credit Union to join forces with Alterna Savings

20/10/20 Press Release

Alterna Introduces Relief and Response Grant for Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations

01/10/20 Press Release

Alterna Savings celebrates Small Business Month and encourages Ontarians to shop small and local

09/09/20 Press Release

Alterna Savings partners with the Government of Canada on the country’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program

01/09/20 Press Release

Alterna Raises $120,000 for Candlelighters

20/08/20 Press Release

Alterna Savings Members Awarded Nine Ontario Credit Union Foundation Grants

28/07/20 Press Release

Alterna Savings Supports the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto Through Five Scholarships

13/07/20 Press Release

Alterna Supports Carleton U Students With Two Annual Scholarships

3/07/20 Press Release

Alterna Savings Collaborative NFP Loan Fund

03/05/20 Press Release

Alterna Savings Donates $50,000 Annually to Support Enactus

01/05/20 Press Release

Quinte First Credit Union has merged with Alterna Savings

30/04/20 Press Release

Dorothy Watson honoured with the Gary Gillam Award

23/04/20 Press Release

Alterna is dedicated to members and ready for headwinds with strong 2019 results

07/04/20 Press Release

Members Approve the Merger of Quinte First Credit Union and Alterna Savings and Credit Union

18/02/20 Press Release

Alterna Savings Named Title Sponsor of 2020 U23 Men’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championship

12/02/20 Press Release

Nominations are now open for the 24th Gary Gillam Awards for Social Responsibility (PDF)

30/01/19 Press Release

Alterna Savings Makes National Capital Region’s Top Employers List Four Years in a Row (PDF)

04/12/19 Press Release

Quinte First Credit Union to join together with Alterna Savings (PDF)

29/11/19 Press Release

Alterna Savings Gives $40,000 for Financial Literacy (PDF)

19/08/19 Press Release

Alterna Savings Members Win Eight OCUF Bursary Awards (PDF)

08/08/19 Press Release

Alterna Savings Raises $50,000,000 in 60 Days (PDF)

31/07/19 Press Release

Alterna Savings named National Lacrosse League’s Exclusive Financial Institution Partner (PDF)

13/06/19 Press Release

$111,000 raised for Candlelighters at Alterna’s Annual Golf Classic (PDF)

14/05/19 Press Release

Alterna Wins Two Achievements in Marketing Excellence Awards (PDF)

13/05/19 Press Release

Alterna’s Toronto Corporate Office Moves to Downtown Toronto (PDF)

01/05/19 Press Release

City Savings is now Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (PDF)

25/04/19 Press Release

Announcing the 2019 Gary Gillam Award Recipient (PDF)

24/04/19 Press Release

Record Results and Turnout at Alterna Savings AGM (PDF)

24/04/19 Press Release

Alterna offering emergency loans to homeowners affected by local flooding (PDF)

28/03/19 Press Release

City Savings members vote unanimously to join Alterna Savings (PDF)

14/02/19 Press Release

2019 Gary Gillam Award nominations accepted through March 15 (PDF)

30/01/19 Press Release

Alterna Savings makes National Capital Region’s Top Employers list three years in a row (PDF)

15/01/19 Press Release

Alterna helps Ontario cannabis lottery retailers meet AGCO deadlines (PDF)

2018 Expand/Collapse

06/12/18 Press Release

Toronto Municipal Employees’ Savings now a division of Alterna Savings (PDF)

05/12/18 Press Release

City Savings Financial Services to join forces with Alterna Savings (PDF)

30/11/18 Press Release

Alterna Announces a Three-Year Partnership with the Toronto Rock and the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (PDF)

13/11/18 Press Release

Alterna recognized as a platinum level Aon Best Employer (PDF)

04/10/18 Press Release

Alterna gives $20,000 for 20 years of community service to Candlelighters (PDF)

04/10/18 Press Release

Alterna establishes two scholarships at Carleton University to support socially-minded business students (PDF)

24/09/18 Press Release

Alterna to provide the Red Cross with $50,000 in tornado support for Ottawa and Gatineau (PDF)

24/09/18 Press Release

Alterna offers emergency loans to Ottawa and Gatineau residents affected by tornadoes (PDF)

04/09/18 Press Release

Alterna Celebrates It's 110th Birthday and The Good In Banking (PDF)

23/08/18   Press Release

Alterna Savings and Toronto Municipal Employees’ Credit Union to join forces (PDF)

27/07/18 Press Release

Alterna Savings Partners with NestReady to offer New Homebuying Solution (PDF)

20/07/18 Press Release

Alterna Savings launches MyReceipts™, a seamless digital receipts managemnt solutions powered by Sensible (PDF)

13/06/18 Press Release $110,000 raised for Candlelighters at Alterna’s Annual Golf Classic (PDF)
07/05/18 Alert Service Interruption (PDF)
05/05/18 Press Release 2018 Gary Gillam Award Recipients (PDF)
05/03/18 Press Release 2018 Gary Gillam Award nominations now being accepted (PDF)
02/02/18 Press Release Alterna Savings Makes National Capital Region’s Top Employers List Two Years in a Row (PDF)
23/01/18 Press Release Alterna Savings Donates $25,000 to Develop Future Business and Social Innovators (PDF)

2017 Expand/Collapse

21/11/17        Press Release Alterna Savings awards three financial literacy grants totalling $50,000 (PDF)
12/11/17        Press Release Alterna Savings Credit Union strikes Gold as one of AON Hewitt's Best Employers in Canada for 2018 (PDF)
10/11/17        News Article Alterna Named One of Aon's 2018 Best Employers (PDF)
16/10/17        Press Release Alterna Savings Announces new suite of Visa® Cards (PDF)
12/09/17        Member Advisory Beware of Phony Cell Phone Text Messages (PDF)
14/06/17 Press Release $70,000 raised for two local children’s charities at Alterna’s Annual Golf Classic (PDF)
13/05/17 Press Release Canada’s largest credit unions rally to provide the Red Cross with $150,000 in national flood support. (PDF)
06/05/17 Press Release Alterna offering emergency loans to homeowners affected by local flooding (PDF)
21/04/17 Press Release Alterna’s caring culture marks them as a Top Employer in the National Capital Region (PDF)
19/04/17 Press Release Alterna’s record results shows members’ faith in caring culture and strength of values (PDF)
27/03/17 Press Release Alterna Savings and ACCESS Community Capital Fund create emergency loan fund to support former employees of Community MicroSkills (PDF)
13/02/17 Announcement Alterna Crackup Weekend RECAP! (PDF)
07/02/17 Announcement 2017 Gary Gillam Award nominations now being accepted (PDF)
24/01/17 Announcement Alterna Savings Crackup announces complete comedy festival lineup for 2017 (PDF)
16/01/17 Press Release Peterborough Community Savings is offering small business microloans to entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes region (PDF)

2016 Expand/Collapse

19/12/16 Alterna Savings reinforces support for federal employees impacted by Phoenix payroll issues (PDF)
01/12/16 Nexus Community Savings now a division of Alterna Savings (PDF)
28/11/16 Alterna commits $150,000 to empower young leaders through Enactus Canada (PDF)
28/11/16 Alterna announces appointment of MNP LLP as provider of internal audit services (PDF)
23/11/16 Alterna members successfully vote to elect Bianca Garofalo to their Board (PDF)
10/11/16 Nexus members vote overwhelmingly in favour of joining Alterna (PDF)
24/10/16 Lendful receives equity investment boost from Alterna Savings (PDF)
19/10/16 In time for Small Business Week, Alterna Savings accelerates ability to meet needs of young Ontario entrepreneurs (PDF)
17/10/16 Celebrating ICU Day Across Alterna Savings (PDF)
05/10/16 Alterna Savings Microfinance Program chosen by Filene as model for reaching the financially vulnerable (PDF)
29/09/16 Alterna  Savings sponsors Micro  Finance  Summit  with  Nobel Peace Laureate, Muhammad Yunus (PDF)
13/09/16 Alterna Savings supportive of banking services for federally licensed cannabis-related businesses (PDF)
12/09/16 Alterna Savings donates $5,000 to fellow credit union in support of Italian quake relief (PDF)
09/09/16 Alterna Savings Crackup (PDF)


Alterna Savings renews its commitment to support the largest nonprofit sector in Canada (PDF)
17/08/16 Alterna Savings vows to help federal employees impacted by lingering Phoenix pay problems (PDF)
03/08/16 Alterna Savings Micro Finance Program increases maximum loan for underserved entrepreneurs to $25K (PDF)
16/06/16 Nexus Community Credit Union to join with Alterna Savings (PDF)
08/06/16 Alterna raises $61,000 in support of two local children’s charities (PDF)
02/05/16 Alterna named 3-Year Title Sponsor of  Cracking-up  the  Capital in support of mental health (PDF)
29/04/16 Alterna Savings wins OCUF Award for Outstanding Corporate Achievement (PDF)
29/04/16 Announcing the 2016 Gary Gillam Award Recipient (PDF)
22/04/16 Alterna Savings celebrates all the money their members save on ATM surcharges (PDF)
31/03/16 Alterna grants $25k to deserving community organizations (PDF)
08/02/16 2016 Gary Gillam Award nominations new being accepted (PDF)
04/02/16 Alterna Savings helps break a world record in support of mental health awareness (PDF)
26/01/16 Peterborough Community Credit Union to join Alterna Savings as first to operate under federated model in Ontario (PDF)

2013 Expand/Collapse

19/12/13 Alterna Savings Members and Employees create BIG possibilities for 23 deserving Boys and Girls Club youth in Ontario (PDF)
22/11/13 Local community organizations benefit from $40,000 donation (PDF)
29/10/13 Ottawa Women’s Credit Union and Alterna Savings to Partner (PDF)
26/09/13 Alterna Savings raises $50,000 for Candlelighters CyberKids Program to help kids with cancer (PDF)
20/08/13 Alterna Savings Raises the Bar for Financial Institution Accessibility and Openness (PDF)
13/06/13 Alterna Savings Opens New Flagship Location in Downtown Ottawa (PDF)
13/06/13 Alterna is awarded a $10,000 grant from Concentra Financial 
22/05/13 Alterna Savings a Founding Partner of Catapult Microloan Fund to Support Social Enterprise (PDF)
01/05/13 Service Fees and Account Features - Effective July 1, 2013 
29/04/13 Appointment of President & CEO of Alterna (PDF)
10/04/13 Albert Street Relocation - we're moving to serve you better 
26/03/13 Boys and Girls Clubs bring positive change to 23 Ontario communities (PDF)
27/02/13 Alterna Savings lowers interest rates for underserved and marginalized entrepreneurs (PDF)
15/02/13 Alterna Savings & Credit Union Ltd. contracts Social Asset Measurements Inc. to create impact measurement system for its microfinance program (PDF)
05/02/13 Desjardins Group to invest in Qtrade Financial Group (PDF)
04/02/13 Phasing out pennies - Monday, February 11, 2013 
23/01/13 Alterna Announces Dividends on Class A Special Shares, Series 2 & 3 
14/01/13 2013 Gary Gillam Award Nominations Now Being Accepted (PDF)

2012 Expand/Collapse

24/12/12 Alterna Chief Financial Officer José Gallant Appointed Interim President and CEO of Alterna Financial Group (PDF)
19/12/12 Alterna Holiday Hours 2012 
10/12/12 Alterna Pledges $60,000 to Build a Better World (PDF)
05/10/12 8th Annual Alterna Golf Classic Raises $43,000 and Makes a Difference in the Lives of Kids with Cancer (PDF)
31/08/12 Alterna Savings Announces the Retirement of President and CEO, John Lahey (PDF)
23/08/12 Canadian credit unions ranked first in customer service for 8th consecutive year - Surpassing all Canadian financial institutions 
02/08/12 Alterna speaks in The House of Commons 

Investment Planning for Severance Packages 

05/07/12 Congratulations to Gary Hawton of OceanRock Investments Inc., recipient of the Canadian SRI Distinguished Service Award 
11/06/12 Alterna Savings Award for Social Responsibility Leadership 

Need to change your debit card PIN? Now you can do it at the ABM 

25/05/12 Traveling to the U.S.? Look for ACCEL® Network retailers and swipe surcharge-free! 
Ottawa, ON
May 11, 2012
Alterna Savings participates in Canadian Co-operative Association’s Women’s Mentorship Program (PDF)
09/05/12 Alterna Savings wins 2012 National Credit Union Community Economic Development Award 

Alterna Savings Client Environmental Defence Wins $10,000 Moneris Small Business Contest 

Toronto, ON
April 23, 2012

Alterna Supports Rise Asset Development – a Rotman/CAMH Financial Initiative (PDF)

Toronto, ON
April 23, 2012

Guido Chezzi Receives 2012 Gary Gillam Award (PDF)


Alterna Savings Participates in Earth Hour 2012 


Alterna Receives President's Award from the ORCF

Toronto, ON
February 2, 2012

Alterna Savings And The Centre For Social Innovation – Partnering For The Education And Improvement Of Communities (PDF)


Alterna Renews Partnership with the Centre for Social Innovation


Can microcredit work in Canada? (Globe & Mail Article)