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Mike Donachie, Communications Manager

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A certified B Corp, Living Wage employer and a company led by its social purpose, Libro Credit Union is committed to transparency and openness. We warmly encourage approaches from journalists, and we are eager to partner with the media as we share stories of our work growing prosperity across southwestern Ontario. We aim to respond to media inquiries promptly. 

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2021 Media Releases

September 9, 2021: Libro Credit Union local lead sponsor for national event: Drums Across Canada

August 25, 2021: Libro Credit Union is first to invest in Junior Achievement amalgamated charter for greater impact on youth financial literacy

August 23, 2021: Libro Credit Union a founding investor in Venture Capital Fund, Emmertech

August 19, 2021: Libro Credit Union to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

July 19, 2021: Libro Credit Union appoints new Chief Financial Officer

June 16, 2021: Libro Credit Union teams with MX to empower financial wellness in southwestern Ontario

April 26, 2021: Libro Credit Union switches to responsible investments for all new mutual funds through Credential Asset Management Inc.

April 19, 2021: Libro Credit Union tells Story of Strength at annual general meeting

March 29, 2021: Libro Credit Union partners to launch Foodpreneur Advantage to support food and beverage start-ups

February 12, 2021: Libro Credit Union invests $348,000 with five non-profits working on food security, employment and housing


2020 Media Releases

November 30, 2020: Libro Credit Union welcomes ‘good start’ on internet investment

November 27, 2020: Libro Credit Union and AgScape Team Up For the Future of Food & Agriculture Education in Ontario

November 18, 2020: Libro Credit Union launches Loyal 2 Local 2

November 16, 2020: Libro Credit Union celebrates new Credit Union Act

October 19, 2020: Credit unions receive top banking award for 16th consecutive year

August 17, 2020: Libro Credit Union calling for better high-speed internet in rural communities 

June 29, 2020: Design Challenge Winners Focused on Youth Mental Health and Food Accessibility 

June 10, 2020: Recovery & Rebuilding the Region: Design Challenge Seeking Collaborative Solution for $20K 

May 26, 2020: Libro Credit Union is first in Canada with new digital service 

May 21, 2020: Libro Credit Union launches Loyal 2 Local Challenge 

May 14, 2020: Libro Credit Union is moving to a new location in Watford ON 

May 6, 2020: Recipient announced for Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenge One 

May 5, 2020: Libro Credit Union announces new Board Chair and Vice Chair 

May 4, 2020: Libro celebrates Distinguished Credit Union Leader Award win by former CFO Rick Hoevenaars 

April 27, 2020: Recovery & Rebuilding the Region: Design Challenges launch in response to COVID-19 

April 15, 2020: Libro Credit Union $50,000 investment helps build 35 new affordable housing units in London 

April 13, 2020: Libro Credit Union teams up with Windsor entrepreneur program for $10,000 award 

April 9, 2020: Libro Credit Union accepting applications for Canada Emergency Business Account 

April 6, 2020: Libro Credit Union announces record profits during online AGM 

April 3, 2020: Libro Credit Union contributing $320,000 to support most vulnerable community members 

March 23, 2020: Libro Credit Union implementing changes in response to COVID-19 

March 18, 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic: Libro Promises to Support Libro Owners and Staff 

March 13, 2020: COVID-19 Update 


2019 Media Releases

October 10, 2019: Libro Credit Union celebrates 15 years of top banking award 

September 5, 2019: Libro Credit Union takes place among best B Corps 

August 15, 2019: Libro Credit Union accepting Old East Village donations 

July 24, 2019: Libro Credit Union Upgrades Integrated Digital Account Origination 

May 22, 2019: Libro Credit Union to create 10 jobs in Oxford County 

May 9, 2019: Libro Credit Union celebrates three new awards 

April 25, 2019: Announcing the 2019 Gary Gillam Award Recipient 

April 14, 2019: Libro Credit Union announces record profits at 2019 Annual General Meeting 

April 10, 2019: Libro Credit Union to open location in Old East Village, London 

March 4, 2019: Libro Credit Union announces Kathleen Grogan as new Chief Financial Officer 

2018 Media Releases

December 17, 2018: Rick Hoevenaars to retire as Libro Credit Union EVP Finance and CFO 

November 6, 2018: Libro Credit Union is named a top employer for fourth year in a row 

October 12, 2018: Libro celebrates credit unions 14th year of awards 

August 27, 2018: Libro Credit Union opens new building in Exeter ON 

May 2, 2018: Libro Credit Union receives two National Credit Union Awards 

April 16, 2018: Libro Credit Union sharing $10.4 million in profits to grow prosperity across southwestern Ontario 

April 16, 2018: Libro Credit Union is now a Certified B Corporation® 

April 10, 2018: Libro Credit Union makes local investment for local impact 

February 28, 2018: Libro Credit Union to keep saying ‘banking’ – thanks to Budget 2018 

2017 Media Releases

November 9, 2017: It’s a three-peat for Libro Credit Union, one of Aon Hewitt’s Platinum Best Employers in Canada 

September 8, 2017: Libro Credit Union awards $460,000 through the 2017 Libro Prosperity Fund 

May 19, 2017: Libro Credit Union Recognized Nationally for Marketing Excellence 

April 21, 2017: Libro Credit Union and Western University partner to jumpstart entrepreneurs 

April 10, 2017: Libro Credit Union shares $6.5 million in profits as it grows prosperity across southwestern Ontario ›

2016 Media Releases

November 24, 2016: Libro Credit Union partners to bring credit union-led financial literacy to southwestern Ontario ›

November 22, 2016: Credit Union offers convenient online international money transfer service ›

November 14, 2016: Libro Credit Union Named to Aon Hewitt 2017 List of Platinum Best Employers in Canada ›

November 3, 2016: Libro Credit Union Announces Winner of the $10,000 Prosperity Challenge ›

October 17, 2016: Libro Credit Union and the University of Guelph Announce New Professorship ›

September 1, 2016: Libro awards more than $500,000 through the 2016 Prosperity Fund ›

July 6, 2016: Collaboration on Living Wage across southwestern Ontario ›

June 29, 2016: Libro Credit Union Announces New Board of Directors Chair ›

May 31, 2016: Libro Credit Union Recognized Nationally for Marketing Excellence ›

May 17, 2016: Libro Credit Union honours 2016 Student Award recipients ›

May 13, 2016: Partners Announce London's Living Wage ›

April 18, 2016: Libro Credit Union sharing $1 million in profits to grow prosperity across southwestern Ontario ›

March 1, 2016: Libro Unveils Helpful Tool to Enhance Social Purpose Journey ›