Libro Credit Union Funds Housing Initiative at The Bridge

For Immediate Use
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

(Leamington, ON) Libro Credit Union has contributed $50,000 to The Bridge Youth Resource Centre’s “Welcome Home” Starts With You tiny home community initiative. These homes are not just a space for youth to transition to once they have been part of the Quiring Family Fresh Start Housing facility, but the units will be available to other population groups.

Regional Manager Lori Atkinson said, “As a purpose-led organization, Libro exists to make an impact on people and communities and has a special focus on housing, which is one of our four pillars of Libro. Libro Credit Union is determined to play a role in increasing the availability of affordable and attainable housing. We are glad to make a contribution and call on others to join us. As everyone at a credit union knows, we become stronger when we work together.”

The first four units are completed, with the other eight rental homes set to ready for occupancy sometime this spring. Krista Rempel, Executive Director for The Bridge states, “We are so grateful to Libro Credit Union for investing in our organization. This project is reflective of a community need around housing and will translate into on-going operating dollars that will help sustain our organization for years to come. We look forward to continuing this work around our tiny home community development.”

At Libro Credit Union, there is purpose beyond profit with the goal to create a thriving local economy, and contributing to a strong and prosperous community. As such, making a positive impact around some of the most challenging issues in southwestern Ontario is critical. This includes enhancing access to adequate, safe and affordable housing for all.

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The Bridge Youth Resource Centre is a youth serving organization for individuals ages 14-24 where programming centres around education and job support, mental health and addiction services, life and coping skills, and social inclusion activities. The facility also supports those experiencing homelessness or housing instability through The Quiring Family Fresh Start supportive housing facility for youth 16-24. You can support the work of The Bridge by donating at

Libro Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving more than 113,000 member-Owners through a network of digital service and 36 physical locations. As a trusted financial partner for more than 75 years, our passionate staff and commitment to our communities sets Libro apart. Libro invests 100% of profits back into the people, businesses, and communities we serve. One of the ways we do this is by supporting organizations that are making a positive local impact helping to address some of the most challenging issues in southwestern Ontario in Employment, Financial Resilience, Local Food Accessibility and Housing. Libro is also proudly committed to making positive social and environmental impact as a certified B Corporation®, as an associate member of the Responsible Investment Association, and as Living Wage employer. To learn about becoming an Owner and what it means to bank with purpose, visit

Media Contacts:
Krista Rempel, Executive Director
The Bridge Youth Resource Centre
226-773-3454 ext. 301 

Mike Donachie, Communications Manager
Libro Credit Union