Alterna Savings makes National Capital Region's Top Employers list for the seventh year in a row

Ottawa, February 7, 2023 – Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (Alterna) has made the National Capital Region's Top Employers list for a seventh year. The announcement was made public today via a special publication in the Ottawa Citizen and on – the official job search engine of Canada's Top 100 Employers® project.

"I am thrilled that Alterna continues to be counted among the best workplaces in Canada," said Rob Paterson, Alterna's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The past year has been about change and collaboration – and our incredible team has demonstrated how working together can empower us to achieve big goals. We added new tools, resources and programs to enhance our ability to work as a team, with flexible and inclusive work arrangements that allow employees to balance their work and home lives while continuing to provide exceptional service to our members."

Alterna's motto, "The Good in Banking," is a commitment to acting with integrity, showing respect through valuing and embracing our differences, and striving to work collaboratively within our team to care for the financial welfare of over 217,000 members across Ontario. Alterna is committed to investing in its employees' mental health and well-being and creating a positive, engaging work environment.

"Alterna understands how wrap-around health and wellness support can positively impact employees. Last year, we expanded our extended health care benefits to help ensure that employees and their families have the support they need," said Rob. "We also support the financial well-being of our employees through significant discounts and special offers on our products and services, as well as financial literacy seminars."

Alterna also welcomed 150 employees of PACE Savings and Credit Union (PACE) into the Alterna family with the acquisition of most of the assets of PACE in July 2022. This merger expands Alterna's geographic footprint, brings new talent into the credit union and provides career growth opportunities for employees.

"Our employees continue to deliver an essential service. This has meant adapting to new government guidelines, returning to in-person events in our communities, and welcoming more employees back into our corporate offices. We live our values of respect, collaboration and integrity as we continue to grow our connections with our communities, valued partners and teammates. "adds Rob.

Alterna describes their employee culture as a caring, growth-oriented environment that adds value to employees' lives, supports their needs, and gives them opportunities to build careers. It's also described as somewhere where everyone works towards a common goal.

"For over 100 years, we've been delivering financial services that transform lives for the better, all while giving back to our communities and caring for our team. It's a culture that's putting the good in banking – as we say – and is paying off by attracting, keeping and developing incredible talent. We couldn't be prouder to be a Top Employer."

For more information about careers at watch our careers video from Rob Paterson, visit

About The National Capital Region's Top Employers

The National Capital Region's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Find out more by visiting

About Alterna Savings
Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited1 (Alterna) has been the good in banking™ for over 110 years. Alterna is made up of Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alterna Bank.

As the first full-service, member-owned cooperative financial institution outside Quebec, Alterna Savings shares its expertise with 217,000 members through a network of 46 branches across Ontario, as well as call centre and digital channels. Members and customers also benefit from an industry-leading online brokerage, investment management services, and have access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ATMs in North America with THE EXCHANGE Network in Canada and the Allpoint Network in the US.

Media Contact:
LeeAnn Acton, Director of Communications,
Alterna Savings | Alterna Bank

1 Alterna Savings is a credit union operating in Ontario. For information on deposit insurance, please ask for a brochure at the credit union or visit the FSRA’s website at

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