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2021 Year in Review​​

Cornerstone's 2021 Year in Review video, presented at our Virtual AGM on April 12th, highlights our key successes and challenges from 2021, and how we are working to serve you better moving forward!

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Cornerstone Credit Union (CCU) has committed $2,000 to support the rapidly escalating crisis in Ukraine and are waiving member wire fees to the Ukraine and surrounding regions, including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. It has been difficult to watch the conflict escalate and the impact it has on millions of innocent people. Without access to essential goods and services – such as food, medicine, and shelter - most in Ukraine must rely on the help and generosity of others. We join those around the world calling for a peaceful resolution.

Our funds have been allocated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) and to the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) Call to Action!  

“As of 9:00 am EST on February 28, the Appeal has raised over $4 million from a broad base of supporters across Canada – provincial governments, family foundations, community organizations, credit unions, public and private companies, and thousands of individual donors,” said Orest Sklierenko, President and CEO of CUF. “I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from every corner of Canada, who share the horror of the war being waged by Russia against the Ukrainian people.”

CDF Canada is actively raising much-needed funds for the people of Ukraine and calling on the cooperative community across Canada to help. Whether you are a member of a co-op, a leader of a credit union, or simply a humanitarian at heart, every dollar counts, and every life matters!  The beneficiaries are more than 2,000 vulnerable women, including Internally Displaced Person living in the Kyiv, Kharkov, and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts of Ukraine. They have already been impacted by the 2014 invasion and this is now yet another blow to already vulnerable people.

Please click here to learn more and to donate to support millions of Ukrainian families who have been displaced from their homes through CUF. Or you can donate through the CDF here.


Cornerstone Credit Union announced a major donation to the Ituna Community Arena Co-operative, donating $50,000 towards the completion of their new arena.

Damon Syrota, Director Retail Banking, along with employees from the Ituna branch presented the donation to the fundraising committee at the Ituna Senior hockey game on February 12.

“Cornerstone is committed to helping our communities thrive and prosper”, says Syrota. “This unique opportunity to partner with the Town of Ituna and the Ituna Community Arena Co-operative is really important to us. We’re very excited to help out with such a worthwhile project that will benefit the community of Ituna and surrounding areas for many years to come.”

Along with this financial contribution, employees of Cornerstone are actively involved in fundraising efforts for this project, and many other projects in the community. Ituna managers, Curtis Malysh and Angela Fazakas says, “Being actively involved through volunteer work is just as important to us as providing funding. We want to help in whatever way we can.”

Built in 1961, the Arena has served the community well for many years but is now in desperate need of a retrofit or it will be a safety risk to operate.

The Ituna Arena Cooperative has a two-phase plan to retrofit the Arena, ensuring that residents will be able to enjoy a modern, functional, and energy-efficient Arena for many years. Jack Shymko, Chair, Ituna Arena Cooperative Building Committee, comments, “The Ituna Arena is incredibly important to the rural community of Ituna and the surrounding rural municipalities and First Nations communities. The Arena brings the community together for recreation, exercise, and community building.”

Tim Pilkey, Farm & Business Advisor, also comments, “Ituna is a strong community, and we have built a great working relationship with the Town of Ituna. We’re looking forward to seeing this project come to fruition.”

Cornerstone Credit Union is a member-owned and community-minded credit union, providing support to hundreds of local community groups, events and organizations on an annual basis.
Adding to donations already received from the town of Ituna, RM of Ituna Bon Accord and past fundraising efforts, this project has now raised over $1.6M. An additional one million is needed to complete phase 1 in 2022. Support from the community and businesses is critical to ensuring this project is completed successfully.
Cornerstone is happy to announce the successful recipients for $30,000 of Project Cornerstone funding! We received many great applications for projects within our communities, which made for a difficult final decision. Our successful recipients are as follows:

Odessa Community Hall - $15,000

The community hall provides a central hub for social gatherings and is an essential part of the survival, growth and prosperity of the Odessa community. Over the past 70 years the community hall has been invaluable to the community serving all ages from children to seniors, and for all types of events including recreational, community enhancement, and environmental activities. The community hall has been used for public meetings, fall suppers, weddings, fire fighter and first responder appreciation nights, wildlife suppers, sports banquets, provincial broomball cabarets, community fundraisers, dance recitals, funerals, and more.

The community has been involved in fundraising for the new hall, including planning numerous events, volunteer boards have been established to fundraise and complete planning for the construction, and the community will be heavily involved in the construction as the majority of the work will be completed by volunteers. Cornerstone’s funding will help them to reach their fundraising goal. Demolition of the old hall is February of 2022, Construction of the new hall is April 2022 with completion in June 2023.

Town of Kipling - Kipling Arena Upgrades - $15,000

Kipling Arena Upgrades will consist of replacing our current vestibule and entrance to increase space, create accessibility for all (including mobility challenged persons), and most importantly, repair a failing wall in the entrance to the dressing rooms area of the facility.

The Kipling Arena is a long standing facility supported by the residents of the Town of Kipling, R.M. of Kingsley #124 and R.M. of Hazelwood #95. Funding for a large portion of this project will be fundraised by these residents and the members of Kipling Minor Hockey, Kipling Curling Club, Kipling Senior Hockey Club and Recreational Hockey teams, and Kipling Skating Club. To date, these users of the facility have contributed to the concept drawings of this project thru a needs assessment focus group.

Cornerstone’s funding will allow the Kipling Arena to begin demolition of the existing vestibule and excavation of the faulty wall in May of 2022, with replacement and construction of the new vestibule in August 2022.

Congratulations again to our successful recipients and we can't wait to see these projects come to life! 

Project Cornerstone applications will open again in 2022, stay tuned! Learn more. 

For the seventeenth consecutive year, Canada’s credit unions rank above all financial institutions for outstanding customer service to their members.  In the 2021 Ipsos Financial Service Excellence Awards, Canada’s credit unions were recognized once again for their unmatched service to their members.

According to the annual 2021 Ipsos Financial Service Excellence Awards program, Canadians have ranked Canada’s credit unions first among all Canadian financial institutions in providing Customer Service Excellence for the 17th year in a row. Credit Unions were also the sole winner in Values My Business, Branch Service Excellence and Live Agent Telephone Banking Excellence.   

This year Canadian credit unions received five Ipsos Financial Service Excellence Awards. “For the 17th consecutive year Canadians have recognized credit unions for their excellence in customer service, this is an incredible achievement,” said Doug Jones, Chief Executive Officer at Cornerstone Credit Union. “As a credit union, we have always prioritized providing service excellence to our members and our communities. Specifically, this past year, through our response to the ongoing pandemic, we have been committed to helping our members succeed along their financial journey whether it be in person, online or remotely.”

Credit unions were sole winners in the following categories among all financial institutions: Customer Service Excellence, Values My Business, Branch Service Excellence and Live Agent Telephone Banking Excellence.  Credit Unions were tied for first place in the category of Online Banking Excellence.

“We are honored that credit unions are recognized as industry leaders through the Ipsos Financial Service Excellence Awards,” adds Jones.  “We are proud of our employees who deliver this excellence every day and thankful to our members for their ongoing support and loyalty.”

For more information related to this press release:

Doug Jones, CEO – 306.786.2222

On September 30, Cornerstone Credit Union will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to recognize Indigenous culture and history and the importance of honouring survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities.

“Cornerstone Credit Union is a provincially regulated Credit Union, and while September 30 is not a provincially recognized statutory holiday, we are choosing to honour this day as part of our commitment toward truth and reconciliation” stated Corvyn Neufeld, Cornerstone’s Chief People and Governance Officer.

Cornerstone Credit Union branches will be closed on September 30; however, our Contact Centre will remain open 8:00am – 8:00pm to support our members.

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