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Latest Articles

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Renting vs. owning: Can you afford to buy a house?

Owning a home seems to be an increasingly distant dream for many young Canadians. A recent survey found that 80% of 18 to 28-year-old urban dwellers were worried they wouldn’t…

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How to openly and honestly talk about money with family and friends

If you’re like many people, you may have an aversion to discussing finances. Discussing one’s personal finances is taboo for lots of people. Even just thinking about it can be…

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Recognition Counts program

ACU celebrates 10 years of Recognition Counts

In 2012, international immigration in Manitoba dipped from the year prior—the first decline in a decade. One local settlement organization warned the drop could dent Manitoba’s labour supply and have…

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Money tips

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Renting vs. owning: Can you afford to buy a house?

Owning a home seems to be an increasingly distant dream for many young Canadians. A recent survey found that 80% of 18 to 28-year-old urban dwellers were worried they wouldn’t…

Read more ›
discussing finances
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How to openly and honestly talk about money with family and friends

If you’re like many people, you may have an aversion to discussing finances. Discussing one’s personal finances is taboo for lots of people. Even just thinking about it can be…

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How you can protect your finances during a financial crisis
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How you can protect your money and wealth during a financial crisis

During times of uncertainty, we naturally wonder what will happen next and what we should do to prepare — especially when it comes to our finances. If you’re wondering how…

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Business growth

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Winnipeg’s tasty new ice cream shop could be instantly iconic

Who’s crazier…us for opening the first day of winter, or everyone coming for ice cream in this weather?” Winnipeg’s newest spot for cool treats was born out of the warmth…

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Community Financial Centre - 10 years
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The power of 10

This year, ACU’s Community Financial Centre (CFC) is celebrating 10 years of building commerce through the power of community. CFC has long been a pillar in the community, helping create…

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Small business loan 101: A step-by-step guide

Small businesses are a big deal. They account for almost 98% of all businesses in Canada and employ about 90% of its private-sector workforce. Yet only half of small businesses…

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Community stories

How you can participate in the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The topic of this article is a difficult subject to address, yet so important for the progression of our communities. It highlights a dark period in Canadian history — one…

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Recognition Counts program

ACU celebrates 10 years of Recognition Counts

In 2012, international immigration in Manitoba dipped from the year prior—the first decline in a decade. One local settlement organization warned the drop could dent Manitoba’s labour supply and have…

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Big deal. So what if a few Indigenous languages are lost?

As a teenager, like most, ACU Brand & Campaign Specialist Lisa Delorme Meiler did not listen to her Elders when it came to language preservation. “I grew up francophone, and…

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