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News Articles & Press Releases

21/04/17 Alterna’s caring culture marks them as a Top Employer in the National Capital Region (PDF)
19/04/17 Alterna’s record results shows members’ faith in caring culture and strength of values (PDF)
27/03/17 Alterna Savings and ACCESS Community Capital Fund create emergency loan fund to support former employees of Community MicroSkills (PDF)
13/02/17 Alterna Crackup Weekend RECAP! (PDF)
07/02/17 2017 Gary Gillam Award nominations now being accepted (PDF)
24/01/17 Alterna Savings Crackup announces complete comedy festival lineup for 2017 (PDF)
16/01/17 Peterborough Community Savings is offering small business microloans to entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes region (PDF)
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)

24/08/16

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)
16/12/15 $40K in grants made in support of local organizations (PDF)
19/11/15 Alterna announces title sponsorship of Cracking-up the Capital in support of mental health (PDF)
13/11/15 Alterna first Canadian company to receive $300K microfinance grant from Whole Planet Foundation (PDF)
05/11/15 Alterna Savings and Peterborough Community Credit Union to join forces (PDF)
04/11/15 Focus is on reducing consumer debt as Alterna helps launch Financial Literacy Month (PDF)
30/09/15 Alterna raises close to $60,000 for local charities at 11th Annual Golf Classic (PDF)
28/08/15 Canadian credit unions receive record nine 2015 Ipsos®Best Banking Awards awards (PDF)
25/08/15 Credit union market share of commercial mortgages outpacing the banks (PDF)
17/07/15 Alterna members now have access to the second largest ATM network in Canada (PDF)
18/05/15 Alterna helps bring vital financing to Kingston-area entrepreneurs (PDF)
11/05/15 Alterna Celebrates 15 years of changing lives with Microfinance Program (PDF)
30/04/15 Announcing the 2015 Gary Gillam Award winners (PDF)
29/04/15 Alterna Savings helps Nepal recover and rebuild (PDF)
09/03/15 Alterna gifts $40K to local community organizations (PDF)
03/03/15 Alterna Donates $5K to Furniture Bank after Theft  (PDF)
03/03/15 2015 Gary Gillam Award Nominations Now Being Accepted (PDF)
20/02/15 Alterna Partnerships Supported by Ontario’s $4 Million Investment in Social Enterprise (PDF)
19/11/14 Financial Literacy Programs to Impact Over 16,000 Ottawa Citizens (PDF)
05/10/14 Alterna’s 10th Anniversary Charity Golf Classic raises a record $62,000 in support of Candleighters (PDF)
28/08/14 Credit unions first in customer service for 10th  year in a row: Ipsos Reid (PDF)
21/08/14 Alterna Savings Helps Set Ontario's Youth on Path to Success with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada 
06/05/14 Alterna Savings Announces Opening of Westboro Branch and New Head Office in 2015 (PDF)
29/04/14 Results from the 2014 Board of Directors election now available 

04/04/14

Two Historic Credit Unions Join Forces to Give Ontarians Clear Alternative to Big Banks (PDF)
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)
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 
16/07/12

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 
29/05/12

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 
01/05/12

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)

29/03/12

Alterna Savings Participates in Earth Hour 2012 

23/02/12

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)

02/02/12

Alterna Renews Partnership with the Centre for Social Innovation

02/02/12

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

21/12/11

FAQs for New Website, Online Banking and Telephone Banking 

14/12/11

Holiday Hours for 2011-2012 

22/11/11

Received the Pay Anyone Letter? Got Questions? Get Answers! 

22/11/11

Qtrade #1 for Sixth Straight Year 

Toronto, ON
October 24, 2011

Alterna Savings donates $1,500 to Margaret Frazer House.(PDF)

30/09/11

7th Annual Alterna Golf Classic Raises $30,000 in Support of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Program (PDF)

15/06/11

Alterna Savings Sponsors Carleton University's Women's Worlds 2011

13/06/11

In Memoriam: Penny Bethke 

28/04/11

Alterna Savings: Empowering People, Changing Lives 

28/04/11

Biz Camp Sponsored by Alterna

09/02/11

Alterna Savings Supports Financial Literacy

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