Fusion Credit Union is Named a Top Manitoba Employer for 2024

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The Editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers has named Fusion Credit Union as one of Manitoba’s Top Employers for 2024. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Fusion has received this recognition, an accolade that CEO Darwin Johns is both excited and honored to have received.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as a Top Manitoba Employer again this year,” says Johns. “To receive this acknowledgement five years in a row is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, as they are the driving force behind our success.”

Manitoba’s Top 100 Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top Employers and recognizes Manitoba employers who lead their industries in offering an exceptional place to work. Employers are evaluated using eight criteria, some of which include: health, financial and family benefits; employee communication; training and development and community involvement.

Supporting local initiatives has always been a priority for Fusion Credit Union and in 2023, staff logged an impressive 7,700 volunteer hours in their 18 communities. Fusion encourages and supports staff with their volunteer activities, acknowledging how it leads to growth for individuals, families, and the community.

“We’re all personally invested in our communities,” says Leanne DeVliegere, Chief Operations Officer at Fusion. “Our neighborhoods are our homes, where we work, and raise our children. We participate in local events, volunteer on local boards and engage in grassroots initiatives that make a positive impact on our hometowns.”

Community Infusion, now in its fourth year, is another initiative that provides support to local communities. Entrepreneurs compete for a chance to share in up to $30,000 in grant money for a new or expanding business idea. The goal of Community Infusion is to inject funds into the local economy, create jobs, and collaborate with local businesses.

“Commitment and collaboration are two of our brand values at Fusion,” says DeVliegere. “These values symbolize our commitment to our staff and our communities and the collaboration that exists between the two. Community Infusion was created and is led by staff who are committed to helping our communities grow stronger.”

In 2023, Fusion gave $250,000 back to their communities through donations and sponsorships of local events and projects. Community Infusion is an initiative that enables contributions in a new way, especially to the business sector. “At its core, Community Infusion promotes local entrepreneurship, which powers communities and is part of what makes our province such a great place to live,” says DeVliegere. “Our inclusive approach allows us to forge meaningful connections and make a difference in the lives of all community members.”

Fusion Credit Union invests in their people, unlocking their full potential both personally and professionally. The result is a more resilient and capable workforce that cultivates a culture of collaboration, innovation and shared success.

“Empowering our employees fuels the transformation of our communities, helping us all grow stronger together. Community Infusion is evidence of that growth,” confirms Johns. “Whether it’s supporting local businesses, funding community projects, or helping members achieve their financial goals, we’re here to make a difference where it matters most – right here at home.”