Fusion Credit Union named a Top Manitoba Employer

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DAUPHIN – Fusion Credit Union has been named a Top Manitoba Employer and Ron
Hedley, Chief Executive Officer, couldn’t be more proud.

“We have an outstanding, talented group of employees,” says Hedley. “We’ve really
gelled and come together as a team, and I think that’s reflected in the way we care
for our members.”

It was less than two years ago that Catalyst and Vanguard Credit Unions merged
to create Fusion, a full-service financial institution, with 175 employees serving over
30,000 members through 18 branches across the region. That amalgamation gave
the organization the rare opportunity to redefine who they are and set the culture
that staff and members wanted.

“It worked,” added Hedley. “We made a conscious choice at the Board and
leadership level, but it was the staff who built out the organization they wanted to
be a part of.”

“Yes, the benefits we offer are excellent, but we also cultivate a work environment
that aligns extremely well with the values we share with our members and
communities, and the many groups and projects we support.”

Fusion employees receive competitive salaries and company benefits, including
training allowances, education funding and other professional development
opportunities. The credit union considers itself an “idea place” and encourages
staff to develop creative ideas about how the organization can strengthen its
commitment to innovation and service excellence.

“We’re constantly doing innovative things and people across the organization are
always encouraged to participate,” says Hedley. “We value everyone’s feedback and
input, and listen to every voice. Great ideas have come from every level of
the organization.”

Owned by its members, governed by a board of directors, and staffed by area
residents, Fusion continues to be one of the most active supporters of community
organizations and events in the region. The credit union is a major sponsor of Credit
Union Place and Countryfest in Dauphin, as well as the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
in Brandon.

This year, Fusion launched the Full Circle Fund, a special fund to support ambitious
projects that enhance the quality of life for people of all ages in the communities
served by Fusion. Recent community projects funded include the Gilbert Plains
Community Hall, Whitmore School Playground in Dauphin, Foxwarren Arena,
Binscarth Museum and the Oak Lake Community Hall.

Hedley says Fusion continues to succeed by staying true to its vision, mission
and values and by ensuring that the best interests of its members are always
an organizational priority. The organization recognizes the value of outstanding
member service delivered by a team of staff members who share Fusion’s values
and take pride in their work and their communities.

“Our members deserve the very best, and so do we, as co-workers and team players,”
says Hedley. “Great people drive great results.”

For more information about career opportunities with Fusion Credit Union,
visit fusioncu.com.