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May 14 - Cultivator accepting applications for next START cohort

Do you have the next big tech startup or idea for one and interested in learning more about Cultivator programming? Here’s your chance! Cultivator powered by Conexus (Cultivator) is accepting applications for its next START cohort.

START is a 3-month pre-revenue accelerator program designed to help founders go from ideation to commercialization or take their minimum viable product to the next step. The program is offered twice a year (winter and summer) and focuses on problem validation, customer discovery, program development, raising capital, pitching and coaching.

The next START cohort begins July and runs for 12 weeks. The program is offered during evenings and weekends to accommodate founders who may not yet be working full-time on their project. At the end of the program, founders will pitch their startups to a panel of judges for a chance to win $10,000, helping them to further grow their companies.

Startups and founders can apply here. Deadline to apply is May 28.


May 5 - Introducing Google Pay and Samsung Pay for Android Users!

As banking continues to evolve, so do we. It is our commitment to provide our members with the best solutions available to make your banking life easier and more convenient. When deciding how to best serve our members there are times when we need to take a step back and review, with that in mind we have made some upgrades to the mobile payment options for our Android users.

We are excited to announce that Google Pay and Samsung Pay are now available for Android devices. These mobile payment options provide the ability to pay quickly and easily with the device that is already in your hand while protecting you with multiple layers of security.

As part of our transition to offering these mobile payment options, the existing Mobile Pay feature will be deactivated effective May 13. The removal of Mobile Pay will be reflected in our newest app update and we are here to help you get set up with Google Pay or Samsung Pay; whichever is right for you!

Get set up in a few easy steps by visiting our mobile banking page or calling our Member Contact Centre at 1-800-667-7477.


April 16 - Conexus Branches Shift to Service By Appointment

To our Members,

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us.

We thank you for your flexibility as we continue to make changes to our services in response to the ongoing health pandemic. Our communities have faced many changes in our day-to-day activities recently, including how we bank – and Conexus is committed to doing our very best to help ‘Flatten the Curve’ while serving you safely. We’re monitoring the situation closely and we’ll continue to respond as things change, to help our province progress in the battle against COVID-19.

We’ll always be here for you, we just need to serve you differently:

Effective Tuesday, April 21, Conexus branches will be open for service by appointment for transactions that can only be completed in person; for example:

  • Accessing your safety deposit box
  • Getting a new member card, or pinning a member card
  • Coin and cash services for our business members

Though our branches will be open for service by-appointment, we remain fully operational for all of your banking needs. Our employees are available to help you remotely; and, we’ll help you set up an appointment if deemed necessary.

Call our Member Contact Centre at 1-800-667-7477, available seven days a week:

  • Personal Banking (dial '1' in the main menu):
  • Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 am. To 4:00 p.m.
  • Business Banking (dial '2' in the main menu):
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

We’ve greatly expanded our Member Contact Centre capacity to ensure we are quickly available via phone to help you continue to manage your finances through this health pandemic. Don’t hesitate – call us. We’re here to help.

In addition, your Conexus Member Card provides you access to one of the largest ATM networks in Canada and payment for products and services with all businesses. ATM and night deposit services continue to be available, and we encourage you to use remote banking services via our mobile app and online banking for your day-to-day banking needs such as:

  • depositing cheques
  • paying bills or paying others
  • transferring funds
  • checking balances

We are a province that sticks together – and we’ll get through this, by staying apart:

Over the past week, we’ve heard the provincial government ask us to stay home, practice social distancing, and introduce the initial idea of planning for a phased approach to reopening the economy. When that day comes, we’ll be ready. We sincerely thank you for your flexibility as we do our part to help ‘Flatten the Curve’ by continuing to adapt our services to protect the health and well-being of our members, our communities, and our employees during the ongoing Covid-19 Health Crisis.

For continued updates, please visit conexus.ca/covid and follow our social media channels (Facebook, TwitterInstagram or Linkedin).

Manage your money from the safety of your home.

Stay safe, and help your loved-ones bank remotely too. Watch our how-to-videos here.

Call us if you’re facing financial challenges due to COVID-19.

We can help assess your unique situation, and determine the best options to provide some relief.

  • Talk to a Financial Advisor to help create an emergency budget
  • Activate a skip-payment plan, and defer monthly payments
  • Manage changes to your retirement and long-term savings plans

April 9 - Canadian Emergency Business Account Now Available

Conexus Credit Union is committed to assisting you with whatever you need during these unsettling times. We are making changes to how we serve our members and striving to deliver the most up-to-date information on financial relief as it is provided by the Federal Government.

On March 27th, the Federal Government announced the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to assist small, medium and large businesses financially during this time. Not-for-profits and charities can also access CEBA for financial relief. This benefit is administered through your financial institution, so we have been working hard to be able to deliver this relief to you. The Federal Government announced that the program would launch April 9, 2020, and we are now accepting applications online at Conexus.ca/CEBA.

What is the CEBA loan?

  • $40,000 interest-free loan to help you cover operating costs you were not able to defer because of COVID-19
  • $10,000 (25%) of the $40,000 loan is eligible for complete forgiveness if $30,000 is repaid on or before December 31, 2022
  • If the loan cannot be repaid by December 31, 2022 it can be converted into a 3-year loan with an interest rate of 5%
  • Once your loan application has been reviewed and submitted the process for funding will take up to 7 days from completion.  
To be eligible through Conexus Credit Union, members must meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian operating company (ie. not a holding company)
  • Annual payroll is between $50,000 and $1 million, as evidenced on your 2019 T4 Summary of Remuneration Paid (T4SUM).  If you cannot locate your T4SUM contact Revenue Canada for reissue
  • A 15-digit Canada Revenue Agency Number also shown on your T4SUM
  • Conexus is your primary financial institution - meaning everyday business banking account and cash management activities held with Conexus, opened on or before March 1, 2020  
    • If your everyday business banking account is held elsewhere, please apply for funding through the Financial Institution that holds your primary Business Operating Account
  • Your account must be in good standing as an existing member and
  • Your business contact information including physical address, phone number and email
We are here to help. Please contact your business advisor or call our Member Contact Centre at 1-800-667-7477 and select 2 for business banking support. For more information or to learn about the appeal process, please visit

March 23 - Service Update – Reduced Hours, Restricted Access

To our members,

These are unprecedented times, and we’re in this with you

Conexus Credit Union is committed to the health and well-being of our members and communities, especially through these unsettling times. We’re making changes to how we serve our members, in order to follow the advice and guidelines set out by our Provincial Health Authorities as well as Provincial and Federal Governments.

Branch Service Update

Effective immediately, we are reducing our hours of operation and limiting the number of members into our locations, enforcing strict social and physical distancing practices.

Please call us first. We are able to deliver banking services remotely and our employees are available via phone to help you manage your finances through this pandemic. We’ll help you limit your visits for urgent services that can only be completed in person.

If we determine you MUST come into a branch, here’s what you can expect
  • We’re limiting the number of people inside the branch, so you may be asked to wait outside
  • We’re only allowing one person in the ATM vestibule at a time, so again, you may be asked to wait outside
  • We are practicing strict social and physical distancing, and increased cleaning protocols
  • You will be asked about your visit to the branch, and every effort will be made to utilize remote banking channels

Call us. We’re here to help

Please call our Member Contact Centre at 1-800-667-7477 and we will help you through this. We’ve increased our capacity in our contact centre to serve you remotely, but please consider using our mobile app and online banking, as we manage many member requests.

 If you're facing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19 or the economic downturn, we're here to help. We can work with you to activate a skip-payment plan, to defer monthly payments on your mortgages and loans.

Business Banking:

Our night deposit is the safest way for our business members to deposit cash, credit card slips and cheques. Need a key, or don't know how to get started - call us! As a business member, you can continue to conduct business through services like Remote Business Pro® to scan and deposit cheques online and have your account credited right away.

If your business is facing challenges due to the economic downturn, we can help assess your situation, and determine the best options to provide some relief. Call us to talk about help available, such as activating a skip-payment plan to defer monthly payments, or an interest-only payment plan to help your business navigate this unpredictable time.   

There are many options that can be explored, please reach out to us directly to talk about solutions for your individual situation.  

Sending a virtual hug to our members

Conexus Credit Union remains fully operational for your banking needs, while we do our part to limit physical contact and keep our communities safe during this unprecedented time. We thank you for your flexibility, as our communities rally together to navigate the Covid-19 Pandemic. We’re confident we can get through this, together.

Click here for future updates or follow us on social (FacebookTwitterInstagram or Linkedin). 

 Team Conexus 


March 18 - COVID-19 Support for Conexus Members

During these uncertain times, we understand the worry our members may be feeling, especially as it relates to your money. If you're facing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19 or the economic downturn, we're here to help.

Please call us to talk about personalized solutions and financial support. We’re here to help you manage the specific challenges you may be facing due to COVID-19. Here are some of the ways we can help:  

Personal Mortgages & Loans

We can work with you to activate a skip-payment plan, to defer monthly payments on your conventional and insured mortgages, and non-mortgage loans.

Commercial and Agricultural Banking

Your businesses are unique and your challenges may be complex. We can help assess your situation, and determine the best options to provide some relief including working with you activate a skip-payment plan, to defer monthly payments, or to create an interest only payment plan to help your business navigate the economic downturn.  

This relief extends to members, small business members, commercial members, and agricultural members in good standing who are feeling a financial impact and are looking for a temporary relief from mortgage, line of credit, and loan payments. There are many other options that can be explored. Please reach out to us directly to talk about financial solutions for your individual situation.  

To participate in these supports and programs

Contact your advisor, call your branch, or call the Member Contact Centre 1-800-667-7477 . We ask for your patience as we work through high-call volumes, but rest assured we will get to you and help you through this uncertain time.  

Alongside financial well-being, we want to recognize the importance of taking care of your overall well-being. There are many free and confidential supports available 24/7 throughout the province to help your mental and physical well-being. Learn more.   

Most importantly, in times like these, we need to look out for each other and our neighbours. We are in this together and will continue to work through these challenges together, truly defining what being a community is all about. If you have any questions, or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out.


March 13 - Letter to Our Members: COVID-19 Action Plan

To our Members,

In light of the uncertainty so many are feeling from the COVID-19 outbreak, Conexus feels a great responsibility in helping prevent transmission to our members, our communities, and our employees. Concern for our communities is rooted in our cooperative principles, and we’re here to ensure you continue to have ways to bank with ease and precaution.

  1. We’ve gathered this list of ways we can serve you remotely if you’re feeling unwell, self-isolating, practicing social distancing, or live with compromised immunity.
  2. We’re taking exceptional hygiene and sterilization measures to equip our employees with ways to protect their health and yours, using guidelines prescribed by the World Health Organization.
  3. We’re continually monitoring the situation and will provide updates to members in real time with any changes in ways to bank and access to expert advice.
  4. Be vigilant with suspicious or fraudulent banking activity. If you do experience suspicious activity contact Conexus immediately. It’s common for scammers to exploit these situations. Conexus and other trusted organizations will never ask you for your full PIN or password or ask you to transfer or withdraw money from your accounts.
  5. Last but not least, stay informed. The media, internet and social media is full of information – some false, some true and some partially true – about COVID-19. Inform yourself and rely on credible information sources such as:
What matters most in times like this is looking out for each other and our neighbours, and we aren't taking any chances when it comes to the well-being of our members and our communities.

Sincerely,
 
Eric Dillon

CEO, Conexus Credit Union


March 11 - Apply for the 2020 Youth Leadership Award

We’re turning to our members and our communities to help us recognize and celebrate young leaders. Those who are helping to improve the wellbeing of our communities. Applications for the 2020 Conexus Youth Leadership Award are now open. Pass it along!

The Conexus Youth Leadership recognizes graduating high school students across Saskatchewan who show leadership in everything they do. They try to make their corner of the world a better place and make a difference in their communities.

Conexus will award ten grade 12 students across Saskatchewan with $1,500 and recognize them through our social media channels. Each winner will receive a $500 cash prize and $1,000 deposited into a Conexus term account, which can be withdrawn after one year, starting June 1, 2021.

Share this opportunity with the young leaders in your community to apply.

Visit Youth Leadership Award to view the award eligibility criteria and submit the application.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, May 31, 2020.


 

March 3 - March is Fraud Prevention Month – Recognize, reject and report fraud

March is Fraud Prevention Month, an annual campaign that seeks to help you recognize, reject and report fraud.

When it comes to protecting yourself from fraud, knowledge is power! With so many scams out there, and new ones popping up daily, it’s important to be familiar with different scams and the warning signs of a scam. Here are a few tips and resources, we encourage you to review to refresh your fraud prevention skills and understanding.

  • The Little Black Book of Scams shares the different scams out there, and provides tips on how to protect yourself from each type of scam.
  • Phishing emails and texts may look real at a quick glance, but there’s usually something wrong to help you identify it’s fake. Here’s an example of a scam text that highlights some of the warning signs that it’s fake including an unfamiliar phone number, spelling and grammatical errors and a URL that doesn’t look like a typical URL (e.g., conexus.ca).

  • Fraudsters will use a variety of methods to try and scam us including email, text message or phone. When using phone, often the fraudster will call you pretending to be someone that you may trust such as an employee from your financial institution or your pharmacist. They will often use scare tactics to make you panic, such as your account being closed or they require you provide personal information in order to process your prescription, and try and make you give up information about yourself. If you receive an unexpected call and they’re asking for your personal information, don’t give in and instead hang up and call the business back to confirm. It’s important that when calling the business back, you call the official phone number for that business and not the phone number displayed on your caller ID or provided by the caller.
  • Set your bank account up with real-time fraud alerts. There are a variety of different alerts available for you to enrol in to automatically receive an email, text message or both to alert you when a certain event has occurred on your account via online or mobile banking. Learn about the different alerts available to you here.

Lastly, talk about it! We often don’t talk about fraud or report it because we’re too embarrassed that it happened to us. It’s important to report any scam or fraud that you’ve experienced as this can help prevent others from becoming victim to a similar scam. In recognition of Fraud Prevention Month, we challenge each of our members to talk about fraud prevention with their financial advisor, family and friends – just one conversation can help prevent someone you love from falling victim to a fraudster, keeping them and their money safe.

To learn more fraud prevention tips, follow Conexus’ social channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) or you can also visit https://www.conexus.ca/Personal/PrivacySecurity/Security/ProtectYourself/


Update: Request for Offer Update: Successful Candidates of Conexus Buildings

We took a unique approach to request offers from the community to acquire and use our buildings in Chamberlain, Cupar, Drake, Middle Lake, Mossbank, Spy Hill, Young and two locations in Regina – Fifth Avenue and Wallace. We’ve finalized several of the offers, and we’re excited to share with you the successful candidates:

  • Cupar - Town of Cupar
  • Fifth Avenue (Regina) - Circle Project
  • Wallace (Regina) - Ignite Adult Learning
  • Young - Village of Young and RM of Morris
  • Drake - Village of Drake
  • Middle Lake - Three Lakes Economic Development Region Inc.
  • Mossbank - Town of Mossbank
We’re currently finalizing details for our Chamberlain building and will announce the successful candidate once finalized. We received no offers for our Spy Hill building and are currently working through the tendering process to find a new owner. .


We’re ‘Wanderer’ing Into a New Partnership

We’re super excited to announce our new 3-year partnership with the Saskatchewanderer Program. The Saskatchewanderer is a provincial program that brings attention to a range of industries and businesses in the province and highlights why Saskatchewan is a great place to live, work and play through the lens of a new media-savy individual each year to tour the province through social media, blogs and videos.
 
As a Saskatchewan-based and member-owned co-operative, we too know firsthand how amazing this province is and through this partnership we’ll be able to demonstrate our shared values in promoting why Saskatchewan is the best place to operate a business, grow a tech company, build a career, raise a family and explore.
 
To learn more about the Saskatchewanderer Program and to follow along, visit www.saskatchewanderer.ca.

Happy Birthday Cultivator!

A year ago today, we launched Canada’s first credit union led business incubator, Cultivator powered by Conexus and what a year it has been!
 
2019 was a year of growth as we beta-tested our programming and created a business incubator that will soon live within our new hear office building on College Avenue, Regina. With this growth also came a number of highlights and successes from the Cultivator space including:

  • 32 companies incubated
  • 86 jobs created
  • 194 investment pitches
  • $1.7 million in private capital raised
And that’s not all - check out our Cultivator recap video here.
 
Saskatchewan’s entrepreneurial eco-system is booming, and we’re excited to contribute to it through Cultivator along with our Venture Capital Fund. The momentum is here and we’re just getting started as we further grow Saskatchewan’s startups and show the rest of the world why Saskatchewan is the place to be. For more information about Cultivator, visit www.cultivator.ca.

Saskatoon Capital Funding Announcement

We're excited to announce today a new partnership with the Optimist Club of Saskatoon, contributing $1 million to Phase 2 of the Optimist Hill Campaign. This funding will be used for the future permanent chalet, which once built, will be named the Conexus Riverview Chalet.  

Optimist Hill, Saskatoon’s winter destination, provides a full range of activities for children and adults, located in in Diefenbaker Park.  Phase 1 of the campaign included the creation a 70-foot hill with groomed lanes for snow-tubing, skiing and snowboarding, terrain park, and a Sunkid carpet conveyor – all now open to the public.

Being part of the community where we live, work and play is fundamental to who we are, and is why we contribute to capital projects like Optimist Hill.  The Hill creates a fun, new amenity for families to enjoy together and not only supports growth within Saskatoon, but also improves the well-being within our community.

To learn more about the Hill, visit www.optimisthill.ca.


Protecting yourself from fraud

There are many scams out there, and during the holiday season we tend to see an increase in scams due to more purchases being made and people their guard down due to being in the holiday spirit.

Unfortunately, scammers don’t take the holiday season off and try and trick us when we least expect it. Here are a few tips and reminders on keeping yourself and finances safe this holiday season:
  • If online shopping do your research first. Buy only from companies or individuals that have a good reputation or you’ve purchased from in the past. If a seller has little or no reviews, this may be a sign that they aren’t legit. Be sure to read the fine print, including refund and return policies and ask the vendor questions – if a trusted company, they should be able to provide you the answers no problem.
  • Scammers use a variety of channels to try and trick us, including email and text. Before clicking on any link, be sure to look at the email carefully. Spelling errors, bad grammar or altered logos are signs of the email being fake. Hover over the link to display the full URL. If it looks suspicious, it probably is – instead, contact the company directly or type in the website to log into your account to see if any actions are required from you.
  • Create pins, passwords and security questions that aren’t easy to guess – 123456 or password are on the top worst passwords list and should be avoided! Do not share your pin or passwords with others. If you need to write down your pin or password, keep in a secure place such a your home safe. Do not keep in a place such as under your keyboard or in your wallet as it increases your risk of being scammed, especially if stolen.
  • Be suspicious of phone calls asking for your personal information. The majority of companies won’t call or email you asking you provide personal information over the phone or through email. Scammers will many times use scare tactics (such as your account is about to close, or suspicious account activity that needs immediate attention) to make you panic give up the information. Don’t give in. If you do receive a call that seems suspicious, we suggest hanging up and contacting the company directly.
Remember if it feels wrong, it most likely is wrong. If you encounter any suspicious activity or believe you may have been the victim of fraud, report it immediately. For more information about fraud, including how to report an incident, visit https://www.conexus.ca/Personal/PrivacySecurity/ReportIncident/.

Supporting our Ag Members

Conexus is a locally owned and operated credit union, meaning the decisions made around your operation’s financial needs are made right here in Saskatchewan. We understand the hard work and passion behind each day in the field to produce high-quality food for consumers across Canada and North America. Due to weather and other conditions, 2019 was a tough year and we understand the serious impacts it had on farming operations across our province. With conditions out of your control, we want to make sure you know that we are here to support and help you during this time.
 
We’re here to help you succeed and we’ll work with you to develop solutions that meet the unique needs of your operation to reduce financial pressure around this year’s circumstances. We have a team of experts ready to find a solution that works for you and your business, and we encourage you to contact your Business Advisor directly to discuss your individual situation and the options available.
 
Alongside financial well-being, we want to recognize the importance of taking care of your overall well-being. There are free and confidential supports available 24/7 throughout the province to help your mental and physical well-being such as the Saskatchewan 24/7 Hour Crisis Hotline or the Farm Stress Line.   
 
All of us at Conexus appreciate everything you do to ensure that agriculture remains one of Saskatchewan’s leading industries and allowing us the ability to offer unique solutions that fit your operation. We are here to work alongside you to achieve your goals!
 
Please call to book an appointment today with a Business Advisor: 1-800-667-7477.

Branch closures take effect end of day October 2, 2019

Banking is changing and on May 31, we announced to our members the decision to close nine of our branches to keep pace with our member’s ever-changing needs.
 
At the end of day on October 2, 2019, the following Conexus branches will be closed permanently:

  • Chamberlain
  • Cupar
  • Drake
  • Fifth Ave (Regina)
  • Middle Lake
  • Mossbank
  • Spy Hill
  • Wallace (Regina)
  • Young
Though these branches are closing, there are still a number of ways our members can connect with us including:

  • Visiting any Conexus Credit Union location across Saskatchewan;
  • Contacting our Member Contact Centre at 1-800-667-7477, open 7 days a week; and
  • Access your banking through our online or mobile banking apps.

September 27 - Conexus Giving $500,000 to CT Simulator Community Campaign for cancer care in Saskatchewan

We know cancer doesn't discriminate. People across our province, including our members, our employees and beyond are affected by this disease; and that's why we give.

On behalf of Conexus and our members, we’re proud to announce our support for cancer care in Saskatchewan with a $500,000 contribution to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan's province-wide, CT Simulator Community Campaign. This community investment partnership will enhance patient care for every cancer patient who receives radiation therapy in Saskatchewan. The campaign is aimed at fundraising $3 million to replace the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency's two CT Simulators for radiation therapy at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina and the Saskatoon Cancer Centre.

Investing in basic human needs, such as critical health care services, is foundational to Conexus' purpose of improving the financial well-being of our members and our communities.

Visit cancerfoundationsask.ca to learn more about the CT Simulator Community Campaign.


Update on September 8 ATM and Point of Sale issue

On September 8, our integrated payments service provider experienced a power distribution system failure which affected all of its payment processing services, including debit card payments and ATM transactions. This not only impacted our members but many Canadians, as a number of financial institutions were affected by this power failure. We can confirm that your information was never at risk and this service disruption was not due to weather or cyber-attack.
 
We hear you and recognize the significant inconvenience this caused our members, as well as local businesses during this outage. We thank you for your patience as we worked with our partners to restore services. All services are now restored but if you are still experiencing technical issues related to your debit card, please contact our Member Contact Centre at 1(800)667-7477.

Conexus Service Delivery Changes

Banking is changing rapidly. More than ever our members are more mobile, accessing our services much more differently than they have in the past, using more digital services and using much less cash. As a co-operative, we must be responsible to our members on how we invest their credit union’s resources. This includes investing in our people and digital channels, not just physical locations to align with our members’ ever-changing needs and habits.

While recognizing your changing needs, and following an ongoing review of our service delivery channels, we’ve made the decision to close nine of our branches. Our branches in Chamberlain, Cupar, Drake, Middle Lake, Mossbank, Spy Hill, Young and Regina (Fifth Avenue Branch and Wallace Branch) will close at the end of the business day on October 2, 2019.

Decisions on branch closures are difficult. While respecting our past, we must build a future that allows us to best serve our members by offering flexibility in our delivery of service and that aligns with our members’ ever-changing needs. No longer is banking a place to go, but something we do, regardless of location. We’re more focused than ever on our purpose of improving the financial well-being of our members, and we know that it’s the financial advice we provide that makes the most meaningful impact for you. We’ll continue to proactively provide the advice and solutions you need and we’ll do that where and when you need us to, not just in our branches. 

We understand that you may have questions and will be hosting information sessions the week of June 10-13, providing you with the opportunity to learn more about the decision and ask any questions you may have.  The information session dates and times are as follows:

June 10:

Mossbank – 7:30 PM at the Mossbank Community Centre

Middle Lake – 7:30 PM at the Middle Lake Multiplex

June 11:

Drake – 7:30 PM at the Drake Community Centre

Fifth Avenue Branch & Wallace Branch, Regina – 7:30 PM at the Mamaweyatitan Centre,

Multi-purpose room West

June 12:

Cupar – 7:30 PM at the Cupar Town Hall

Young – 7:30 PM at the Young Community Town Hall

June 13:

Spy Hill – 7:30 PM at the Spy Hill Community Hall

Chamberlain – 7:30 PM at Chamberlain Town Hall

We recognize this is a change for our members in these communities, which can be uncomfortable. We will continue to be your financial partner, regardless of location, and will walk alongside you to make this transition as seamless as possible for you.

In addition to attending the information sessions, we encourage you to visit your branch to discuss your individual needs with our employees. They will work with you to understand your needs and identify solutions to best meet these needs. 

We will also continue to support the communities of our members, regardless of having a physical branch location. We’re committed to the cooperative principle of returning profits to the community and is a promise we intend to hold with our members and communities. To learn more about our Community Investment Program, visit https://www.conexus.ca/AboutConexus/Community/Sponsorship/.


Members pass bylaw amendement

The votes are in and Conexus members have approved changes to our bylaws that will make our election process more consistent and inclusive. The changes were approved by 87% of voting members. The vote ran from April 16 – April 23. Thank you to everyone who voted to help shape the future of Conexus!  

This approval means that starting in 2020:

  • All eligible members will participate in the electoral process every year (as candidates or voters) regardless of where they live.
  • Quorum will increase to 25 from 15 members.
  • Time allowed to vote on fundamental changes will increase to 21 days from 14 days (if needed).
  • Members will have the option to vote for up to as many candidates (rather than required) as there are openings.  
The Nominations Committee will also begin recommending candidates to align with the competencies and diversity the board is seeking. By removing the district structure and allowing members to vote for all members of the board, the changes give members greater influence in the democratic process. Under our current structure, you can only run for the board or vote when there’s an opening in your district.  

Members can read about the changes in more detail at our Bylaw Amendment page.  

Your votes doing good – Conexus donated $1 for each vote to the Saskatchewan Financial Literacy Network. Added to the money pledged for each director election vote and AGM participant, this brings our total donation to $5,000.

 

Fraud Alerts

Educate yourself about current fraud attempts and how to protect yourself.