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Investing in our communities.
As a credit union, we put our Members’ money to work in our communities – helping Ontarians to save, own their home sooner, and achieve goals like sending a child to school, launching a business and retiring. We also put our Members’ money to work by establishing partnerships with local community organizations.
Black History Month Entrepreneur Spotlight: Khadijat Animashaun
Khadijat Animashaun is the President and founder of Maximum Clean Canada Inc. a service providing hassle-free cleaning for the retail, commercial and residential markets in Hamilton, through highly trained, vetted and insured cleaning staff.
Black History Month Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jennifer Winter
Jennifer Winter is the founder and creator of Have a Nice Day Pilates, Toronto's first Black-owned pilates studio and on-demand movement platform.
February is Black History Month
Alterna is proud to work alongside Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities to address socio-economic inequity, build wealth, positively impact individuals and businesses, and create tools and solutions to help address the economic gaps the Black community faces.
International Women's Day 2022: Celebrating Women Leaders in the Credit Union Community
This International Women's Day (IWD), Alterna Savings is proud to celebrate the achievements and contributions of exceptional women leaders in the Credit Union community.
Black History Month Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Toju Ogbeide, Founder and CEO Goodszilla
Toju Ogbeide knew from an early age that he wanted to help people. He uses education and experience in Information and technology to build technical solutions to everyday problems.
Black History Month Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Emefa Kuadey
Emefa Kuadey is a British-born Ghanaian fashion designer and the founder of israella KOBLA, a luxury made-to-order clothing and accessories brand that “redefines minimalism.
February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day
Alterna Savings invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us all February long. This year's theme, February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day, is being examined through the lens of Black entrepreneurship and financial empowerment.
Black History Month Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Dupe Akinniyi
Dupe Akinniyi is the founder of Montessori Box, a bilingual curated box company providing Montessori materials for children from 0 to 10 years old.
Community Microfinance Success Story
Indigenous artist Jason Baerg credits his work with Alterna’s Community Microfinancing Program with helping him to get where he is today. This interview also highlights how our program supports diversity in the arts, especially in urban centers.
Community Microfinance Success Story
Early in their careers, Sergio and Alessandra received funding through Alterna's Community Microfinance program. We had a chance to talk to them about their experience Alterna, and how it has impacted their careers and lives.
Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund: Microloan Pilot
Alterna is excited to introduce Modupe Uwandulu, our first Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund recipient! Modupe shares her journey and talks about how this funding has helped her grow her small business.
Alterna extends partnership with CHFT
This 25-year-old partnership positions Alterna as one of the first financial institutions to provide dedicated support to Ontario’s co-op housing sector.
Overcoming Barriers of Patriarchy in Entrepreneurship
In recognition of International Women's Day, Alterna Savings invites you to join our panel of guest speakers for an online interactive event to find solutions to and unpack the role patriarchy plays in the lives of women and women-identifying entrepreneurs.
Honouring the Role of the Black Entrepreneur
Alterna’s Community Impact team and a panel of Black entrepreneurs explore ways to overcome systemic barriers to funding and success.
Honouring Black Entrepreneurs and Families
Alterna Savings (Alterna) invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us all February long. This year’s theme, The Black Family, is being examined through the lens of Black entrepreneurship and how it impacts Black families.
Profiles: Black Owned Businesses
Alterna is proud to be working alongside BIPOC communities to improve economic equality and representation. Learn more about the difference that Alterna’s Microfinance Loan program is having in the lives of Black business owners.
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