Assiniboine Credit Union Limited
Assiniboine Credit Union employees participating in ACU's Community Grants Committee contribute to keeping community organizations sustainable and successful  

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Assiniboine Credit Union Limited was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2021):

  • Assiniboine Credit Union quickly supported employees from the start of the pandemic with enhanced work-from-home options, temporary wage increases for onsite employees and a range of financial support initiatives for employees (and members) from reduced banking fees to mortgage deferrals (for up to six months) and even interest-only payment plans
  • Assiniboine Credit Union offers employees paid time off (with no set limit) to volunteer for charitable causes that are important to them -- and the credit union focuses its charitable support on local initiatives in the communities it serves
  • Along with considering previous work experience when setting vacation entitlements, new employees at Assiniboine Credit Union start with three weeks of paid vacation and may purchase up to four weeks of additional vacation to extend their time away
Assiniboine Credit Union employees and leaders giving back to valued community organizations during COVID-19  

Highlights

Industry Credit union
Established in Canada 1943
Parent company Assiniboine Credit Union Society Ltd.
Parent company head office Winnipeg MB
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 415
Part-time employees in Canada 72
Average age of employees in Canada 40 years
Longest serving employee 38 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

COVID-19

Pandemic response ongoing internal communications including multiple updates from the CEO and information on a range of relevant topics (from distancing guidance to work-from-home tips to mental health support), enhanced cleaning and safety protocols, temporary wage increases for branch personnel early in the pandemic, enhanced work from home policy, financial support for members (from reduced fees to personal and commercial mortgage payment deferrals and interest-only payments), continued community grants program (with a focus on where its most needed)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Assiniboine Credit Union Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • Assiniboine Credit Union and its employees continue to find ways to reduce waste and enhance its recycling initiatives, from employee-led organic composting programs at the head office to electronic waste recycling (in partnership with Indigenous-owned Mother Earth Recycling), to aggressive paper reduction and recycling programs
  • Assiniboine Credit Union has surveyed employees on their commuting habits since 2009 and encourages them to reduce their carbon footprint with subsidized bus passes, support for a carpool matching service, and the addition of showers and lockers at new branches for those who choose to run or cycle to work
Assiniboine Credit Union employees volunteered for Habitat for Humanity  

Highlights

Industry Credit union
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 415
Part-time employees in Canada 72
Employee green team Eco-Excellence Team
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Chief Financial Officer
Green highlights sustainability strategies that address a number of operational areas, including paper use reduction (such as encouraging members to move to paperless statements) and an emissions reduction strategy that monitors and addresses all organizational aspects, including natural gas offsets (through Bullfrog Power and the Fairtrade Carbon Credit programs), electricity consumption, waste generation and business travel reductions
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, geothermal heating/cooling, solar air heating, LED lighting
Extended recycling employee-led organic composting, e-waste (partnership with Indigenous-owned and operated Mother Earth Recycling), cellphones and batteries, pens and writing instruments (program managed through office supply retailer), ongoing paper consumption reduction program (and over 97% of paper is recycled)
Commuter amenities annual employee commuting survey, Commuter Challenge (category winner last year), sponsorship of the annual Bike Week Winnipeg (hosted the Bike to Work Day Pit Stop with a local coffee shop), walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up, transit subsidies
Community partnerships Manitoba Eco Networks, Ducks Unlimited, Save Our Seine, Red River Basin Commission, partnership with Bullfrog Power (to offset natural gas consumption in its 10 branch locations), purchased carbon offsets through Fairtrade Carbon Credit program, Earth Day

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