Welcome to the 2015 Annual Report


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Fostering Sustainable Communities

Guided by our Community Investment Policy, in 2015 we invested financial and non-financial resources to support organizations working to build self-reliant and sustainable communities. Through community donations, employee involvement, purchasing decisions and employment development, we contributed to our community in many ways.

> Community Donations
> Engaging ACU Employees in the Community
> Investing for Impact with Purchasing Dollars

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In 2015, we donated $460,213 through community grants and sponsorships.

View ACU’s multi-year results here.

Community Grants
Through community grants we invest in projects and ongoing programs that help achieve our community investment goals. In 2015, we provided $354,300 in grants to 65 organizations.

Community Grants Investment Goal
Applications to ACU's Sustainable Community Grants are reviewed by a volunteer grants committee. In 2015, the committee approved 46 grants totalling $145,000.

We provide grant support for a number of key community partners such as SEED. We increased our contribution to CCEDNet's Enterprising Non-Profits Fund to $20,000 and continue to participate in the grant decisions. We have also made a number of multi-year commitments to help build long-term community assets such as community facilities and endowment funds. In 2015, this included a capital contribution to redevelop the Merchant's Hotel into Merchant's Corner, an innovative educational hub in the heart of the North End ($50,000 over three years).

View ACU’s multi-year results here.

View ACU’s 2015 grant recipients here.

Community Sponsorships
Through community sponsorships, we support events that benefit our community while providing profile and recognition to ACU. In 2015, we donated $105,913 to sponsor the events of 102 organizations. These sponsorships supported fundraisers for ACU members, such as the North End Housing Project's golf tournament; events that showcase Manitoba's vibrant arts and cultural scene, such as Theatre Projects Manitoba's new play I Dream of Diesel, and community festivals and celebrations such as IRCOM's Summer Festival. We also supported a number of strategic learning and networking events such as the Canadian Housing & Renewal Association's National Congress on Housing & Homelessness, and the Asset Building Learning Exchange.


View ACU's multi-year results here.

View ACU’s 2015 sponsorship recipients here.


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In 2015, ACU employees showed their support by volunteering for community-led initiatives, such as the Habitat for Humanity home build, the Jubilee Fund Art and Antiques Auction and LITE's Alternative Christmas Hamper Campaign.

View ACU's employee volunteering results here.

We achieved 69% employee participation in our employee-led 2015 United Way Campaign. In total we raised $90,700 through employee pledges, special events and our ACU corporate donation. Of this, over $87,500 (96%) was pledged to the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership to support asset building programs.

View ACU's multi-year results here.


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We look for opportunities to use our purchasing power to support the success of enterprises that align with Assiniboine Credit Union's Values-Based Banking commitments. This includes purchases from non-profits, social enterprises, co-operatives, B-Corps (Benefit Corporations), Indigenous-owned businesses, as well as environmental and fair trade purchases. In 2015, this totaled $13,999,215.91.


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