Conexus Credit Union released its statement of community contributions in the province with a notable Humboldt inclusion. Conexus invested over a $1 million in northern Saskatchewan community agencies and services. Among them was the Humboldt Community Soup Kitchen Inc. The organization serves meals on a weekly basis to those in need. Operating from the Humboldt Gathering Centre, the Humboldt Community Soup Kitchen relies on contributions from community businesses and individuals, as well as corporate donations like those of Conexus.
“Identifying new ways to spark connections and improving the financial well-being in our communities is our core purpose at Conexus. It’s part of our fabric and we are committed to investing in the communities we serve that help us deliver on our purpose,” said Nicole Westerlund, VP of Marketing and Member Engagement at Conexus. “We know that when someone’s basic human needs are met, they can become financially well. We are proud to partner with community and non-profit organizations that are making a meaningful difference in people's lives right here in our own backyard.“
Each year, Conexus reinvests up to 5% of its pre-tax profits back into the community. In 2021, it supported 59 initiatives through 56 organizations. Northern Saskatchewan partnerships in addition to the Soup Kitchen included:
• La Ronge Ice Wolves Financial Literacy Programming
• Lake Country Co-operative Association Limited Feeding our Future
• Inclusion Saskatchewan Employee Education Transition Program
• Prince Albert Literacy Network
• Prince Albert Raiders Financial Literacy Program
• United Way Saskatoon
• Dress for Success Saskatoon
• Humboldt Community Soup Kitchen Inc.
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Saskatoon Parents Together Program
In total, Conexus re-invested over $1.9 million across Saskatchewan in 2021, and over $9.5 million over the past five years.