Remember when you were a kid, you'd open your box of Cracker Jacks and hope for a cool prize, and were a little disappointed when instead you found a little photo tucked into a sealed plastic envelope.
Everyone who knows me knows how much I love working at Vancity. The authentic desire to improve the lives of our members and the people in their communities through the tools of co-operative finance is staggeringly impressive.
This was a unique experience for me—a tight, focused session with colleagues from around the world, including Canada, Denmark, Germany, Bangladesh, Italy, Uganda, France, the Netherlands and the UK.
At the Global Alliance for Banking on Values meeting I attended in June, I learned about and discussed many concepts.
In June, I was lucky to get to spend a week in Copenhagen at a meeting of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values.