Latest news
Date Latest news
Mar 31 We'll be closed on Good Friday, April 2nd and Easter Sunday, April 4th. We wish you a wonderful Easter weekend with your family.
Mar 29 A few of our branches/advice centres are closed today, or may close early, due to severe winter weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please call us at 1.866.446.7001 with any banking need you have.
Mar 29 Our 2021 Board of Directors election is underway! We have outstanding candidates in both of our voting districts. You have a save in how your credit union is run.
Mar 23 The Government has extended Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) applications from March 31 to June 30, 2021. Learn more and apply today.
Mar 22 Product Update
We will be replacing Managers Trust Cheques with Official Cheques starting March 29, 2021. You’ll see no differences between the two, other than the revised name.
Mar 17 Manage your money through COVID-19. Here are some tips for financial health and how you can get back on track during the pandemic.
Mar 15 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Mar 4 Meadow Lake: Saturday Banking Notice
Our Meadow Lake branch/advice centre will be closed on Saturdays from March 6th to March 20th. We apologize for the inconvenience. Call us at 1.866.446.7001 for any financial need you have.
Mar 2 Win up to $5,000 in tuition! We're thrilled to launch our 2021 scholarship program. Learn more and apply today.
Mar 2 It's Fraud Prevention Month. Be sure to check out all the tips and tricks for staying safer online. Learn more.
Mar 1 Our staff members donate money to favourite charities each pay period. We're thrilled to announce our totals for 2020:
  • STARS Foundation Saskatchewan - $10,701
  • Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan - $5,564
  • Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation - $5,136
Thank you to our tremendous staff group for their outstanding generosity!
Feb 25 We're honored to have made the SK Top 100 Companies list for 2020! Thank you so much for your support and a huge congrats to every organization that made the list.
Feb 23 We're replacing some of our ATMs! Here are the tentative work dates when the ATM isn't available to you:
  • Hafford – March 7th to 9th
  • Gravelbourg - March 8th to 10th
  • Cabri - March 15th to 17th
  • Pierceland – March 15th to 17th
  • Ponteix - March 19th to 22nd
  • Buffalo Narrows – March 22nd to 24th
  • Gull Lake - March 23rd to 25th
  • Frontier - March 29th to 31st
Thank you for your patience!
Feb 22

Pioneer Co-op and Innovation donated $1,000 to the Family Resources Centre in Swift Current. How fitting on Family Day! Thanks again to everyone who attended our Family Day sleigh rides.

Family Resources Centre donation
Feb 17 We're thrilled to sponsor The Center's Coldest Night of the Year on February 20th. This virtual walk-a-thon event brings awareness to the hungry, homeless and hurting. Funds raised will go towards The Center's counselling services.
Feb 17 We're depositing $475,000 into members' accounts today just for everyday banking with us! Learn more about our Member Rewards program.
Feb 16

Sending our hugest kudos and thanks to everyone who attended our Family Day Sleigh Rides! It was chilly but so much fun. Thank you to our partners, the City of Swift Current and Pioneer Co-op, our volunteers, and Lost Valley Horse Ranch for providing sleigh rides. Congratulations to Melissa Sawatzky, the winner of our $250 Family Day prize package!

Family Day sleigh rides
Feb 11 Our branches and call centre will be closed on Monday the 15th. Enjoy your Family Day weekend!
Feb 9 File your taxes with help from a real tax expert. You can save 20% on select TurboTax Assist & Review products through Inuit TurboTax and Innovation Credit Union! Simply log into online banking and choose the TurboTax ad on the left side.
Feb 8 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Feb 2 Join us for free sleigh rides! As a safe alternative to Family Skate, Innovation Credit Union, Pioneer Co-op and the City of Swift Current are hosting free sleigh rides in Swift Current on Family Day. Learn more and register today.
Feb 1 In support of the credit union community, Valeyo is proud to sponsor the Learning Grant, a program which provides up to 12 grants in the amount of $1,000 each to eligible students for full-time study at a qualifying Canadian college or university in 2021. Learn more and apply today!
Feb 1 Are you an engaged, community-minded leader ready to make an impact? Do you share our vision for building Innovation members' financial futures? We're looking for you! Join Innovation's Board of Directors.
Jan 14 Due to the severe weather that hit Saskatchewan last night, a few of our branches/advice centres will be closed today/face delayed openings:
  • Glaslyn
  • Gravelbourg
  • Hodgeville
  • Leoville
  • Mankota
  • Ponteix
Please call us at 1.866.446.7001 for any banking need you have.
Jan 12 Service Update for Credential members using online banking
If you have linked your Credential account to Innovation's online banking, you won't be able to view your Credential account balance between 1am January 13, 2021 and 9:15am January 17, 2021. After this maintenance period, you'll be able to see your Credential accounts like always. We apologize for this brief inconvenience.
Jan 11

Our Innovation Wealth team was honored to donate $500 to The Lighthouse - North Battleford. We thank them for the tremendous work they do in the community.

The Lighthouse- North Battleford donation
Jan 11 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Jan 7

Our Innovation Wealth team was honored to donate $500 to Battlefords Interval House Women's Shelter. We hope it helps with the pivotal work you do in the community. Happy New Year!

Battlefords Interval House donation
Jan 6

We were honored to donate $5,000 to the Saskatoon Food Bank in December to help with their Christmas needs. Thank you for all that you do for the community! Happy New Year!

Saskatoon Food Bank donation
Jan 5 We're passionate about funding local projects that leave a lasting impact in the communities we serve. Apply online for our Innovation Community Development Grant Program today!
Jan 5

Happy New Year to our friends at OUT Saskatoon! We donated $5,000 to help with the tremendous work they do in the community. Thank you!

OUT Saskatoon donation
Jan 4 Please join us for Virtual Ag Outlook 2021 on January 26th and 27th! Learn more and register today.
Jan 4

Happy New Year to our friends at the Saskatoon Open Door Society! We were honored to give a $5,000 donation to help them with the outstanding work they do for the community.

Saskatoon Open Door Society donation
Jan 4

A Happy New Year to our friends at the Canadian Mental Health Association - North Battleford Branch. We were honored to donate $2,500 to assist with the tremendous work you do for the community.

CMHA North Battleford donation
Dec 28

It was our privilege to donate $5,000 to our friends at the Regina Open Door Society Inc. We hope this helps with the tremendous work you do for the community.

Regina Open Door Society donation
Dec 28

A Merry Christmas to our friends at the Regina & District Food Bank. We were honored to donate $5,000 to assist with the wonderful work you do.

Regina Food Bank donation
Dec 28

As part of our Christmas blitz, we donated $5,000 to our friends at the Regina YMCA. Thank you for the fantastic efforts you make in our community.
Featured in the photo: Regina YMCA CEO Steve Compton and Innovation Credit Union VP Marketing, Mike Woroniak.

Regina YMCA donation
Dec 23 Federal Continuance Update: As we prepare for 2021, a new year to help members simplify their lives and reach their financial goals, we are looking forward to achieving important milestones along our Federal Continuance journey. We are targeting to close the gaps required to be a federally regulated credit union by March 31st. Our goal is to become a federally regulated in 2021!
Dec 23

Merry Christmas to our friends in Eastend! We're thrilled to make a $5,000 donation to the Eastend Community Swimming Pool. Looking forward to seeing people having a wonderful time at your facility again soon.

Eastend Community Swimming Pool donation
Dec 22 Our Lancer advice centre is closed today due to poor weather conditions. Give us a call for any banking needs you may have: 1.866.446.7001. Keep warm and stay safe!
Dec 22

Our Christmas donation blitz continues! We're honored to donate $3,000 to the Canadian Mental Health Association Swift Current Branch. Thank you for helping so many deserving people in our community!

Featured in the photo: Britt Ruest, Innovation Credit Union and Jacqui Williams, Executive Director, CMHA Swift Current.

Southwest Crisis Services donation
Dec 21

What a pleasure it was to donate $3,000 to Southwest Crisis Services in Swift Current, SK. Thank you for being such an amazing resource for our community.

Featured in the photo: Becky Walker, Executive Director, Southwest Crisis Services and Britt Ruest, Innovation Credit Union.

Southwest Crisis Services donation
Dec 21

We're honored to donate $2,500 to the Meadow Lake Salvation Army Food Bank. Thank you for being such an outstanding community partner!

Meadow Lake Salvation Army donation
Dec 19

Feeling so privileged to be able to give $2,500 to the Door of Hope Food Bank in Meadow Lake, SK. Thank you for the tremendous work you do for your community!

Doors of Hope donation
Dec 19

We were honored to donate $2,500 to CFS of the Battlefords to help with counselling services for those struck particularly hard by COVID-19. Thank you for the imperative work you do everyday.

Featured in the photo: Rosalie Payne, Innovation Credit Union and Kim Morrison of CFS Battlefords.

CFS donation
Dec 17

It was our pleasure to donate $10,000 to the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre to help with their food bank this Christmas season. Thank you for being such a pivotal member of our community!

Featured in the photo: Chad Gartner, Innovation Credit Union and Erin Katerynych, Executive Director of Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre.

Battlefords Food Bank donation
Dec 16

We were honored to make a $10,000 donation to the Salvation Army Swift Current Food Bank. Thank you for all the tremendous work you do for our community!

Featured in the photo: Renee Mailman, Salvation Army and Jill Ahrens-Gruetzner, Innovation Credit Union.

Salvation Army donation
Dec 15 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Dec 15 We're thrilled to be a sponsor of Change the Narrative in Swift Current. The program honors unsung heroes who made a difference in the community throughout the pandemic. Congratulations to all nominees.
Dec 15 We hope you enjoy our Christmas video - it's been a challenging year but know you're thought of and appreciated. Merry Christmas!
Dec 8 We're thrilled to announce that Innovation was voted a 2021 battlefordsNOW Best of the Best Award Winner! Thank you to everyone who voted for us. It's our pleasure to serve you.
Dec 8 Holiday Hours of Service
Our board, management and staff wish you the very best this holiday season.
  • We'll be closed Thursday, December 24th at 4pm until Tuesday, December 29th at 8am.
  • We'll also be closed Friday, January 1st for New Year's Day.
  • Our call centre will be open however from 8am to 8pm on Monday, December 28th.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Innovation Credit Union!
Dec 7 CEBA support has now increased to $60,000. If you initially applied for $40,000, you can now apply for an additional $20,000. Learn more.
Nov 26 Congratulations to Chad Gartner, our VP of Consumer Advisors, for winning the Heather Guthrie Customer Service Star Award at this year's BBEX Awards! This award recognizes excellence in customer service and contribution to the community. Chad and his team helped so many members through the height of COVID. Congratulations Chad, on this well-deserved honor.
Nov 19 Update - Lancer is now open.
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Our Lancer advice centre/branch will be closed today due to hazardous road conditions. Please call us at 1.866.446.7001 for all of your banking needs.
Nov 19 As per Saskatchewan Government and SHA guidelines, we ask all visitors to any of our advice centre/branches, to wear a mask. Thank you for your cooperation! #StaySafe
Nov 16 As per Saskatchewan Government and SHA guidelines, we ask all visitors to our Battleford, Meadow Lake, North Battleford, and Swift Current advice centre/branches, to wear a mask. Thank you for your cooperation! #StaySafe
Nov 16 Our Buffalo Narrows advice centre is closed today for Louis Riel Day. If you need assistance, please call us at 1.866.446.7001.
Nov 9 Update:
All of our advice centres are now open!

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Due to the winter blizzard that has hit Saskatchewan, the following Innovation branches/advice centres will be closed today, November 9th:
  • Cabri
  • Eastend
  • Frontier
  • Gull Lake
  • Hafford
  • Lancer
  • Medstead
  • Meota
  • Ponteix
This may change throughout the day as weather changes and roads clear. Please feel free to give us a call for all your banking needs at 1.866.446.7001. #StaySafe
Nov 9 All of our advice centres will be closed Wednesday, November 11th for Remembrance Day. Thank you to all of our veterans, military, and their families. Lest we forget.
Nov 9 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Nov 2 November is Financial Literacy Month! The Government of Canada has a number of fantastic tips and tools to help you better manage your money. Learn more.
Oct 30 We were happy to donate to Capitol Theatre in North Battleford, SK and Dairy King in Swift Current, SK who are hosting safe treat distributions due to COVID-19 on Halloween. Happy Halloween!
Oct 30 Legacy Fund & Community Grant Recipients
We're so thrilled to be giving $58,500 to deserving community organizations! This year's program also includes a special Legacy Fund for community development in Goodsoil and Pierceland. Congratulations to our outstanding recipients!
Oct  21

Congratulations to the Singer Family, our lucky Meal in the Field winners in Meadow Lake, SK! It was wonderful bringing a meal out to your fantastic crew.

Hayden Friedrich
Oct 16 Reminder: We’re having a scheduled banking system update on Sunday, October 18th from 2am to 2pm that will impact online banking, mobile app, telephone banking, ATMs and POS transactions. Please have cash or a credit card on hand during this time just in case. Thank you for your patience!
Oct 16 For our Random Acts of Kindness initiative on Credit Union Day this year, we asked our Facebook followers to nominate people or businesses who make a difference in their lives. We made 50 draws from the nominees for $250 each! Congratulations to our winners! #InnovationRAK
Oct 15 Happy Credit Union Day! Today is our favourite part of Co-op Week. It's such a privilege to serve you. From our Board, Management, and Staff THANK YOU!
We're honored to be featured in two outstanding publications for Co-op Week. Thanks to Planet S and Prairie Dog!
Oct 14 Innovation Credit Union and VeriPark partner to create Canada’s first fully digital credit union powered by Microsoft! Learn more.
Oct 13 We're honored to be name a finalist in the BBEX Goes To The Movies awards program in the Community Support - Business category. It's such a privilege being a part of the Battlefords community.
Oct 9 Innovation Credit Union is thrilled to announce they will be the new title sponsor of the Swift Current U18 Female AAA Wildcats hockey team! Learn more.
Oct 8 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Oct 6 All of our advice centres will be closed Monday, October 12th for Thanksgiving. Our call centre will also be closed Sunday, October 11th. Happy Thanksgiving!
Oct 5 On April 11, 2020, former Swift Current Bronco Captain, Colby Cave, a beloved member of the hockey community, tragically passed away. Following his passing, the Cave Family and the Edmonton Oilers created the Colby Cave Memorial Fund. Proceeds from the fund will go toward community programs such as mental health initiatives and access to sports for underprivileged children.

The Broncos are proud to support the Colby Cave Memorial Fund with the sale of #10 – Bronco Forever decals. You can purchase a decal for $5 at any Innovation location or call us to purchase one at 1-866-446-7001. See this media release from the Swift Current Broncos.
Oct 2 We’re having a scheduled banking system update on Sunday, October 18th from 2am to 2pm that will impact online banking, mobile app, telephone banking, ATMs and POS transactions. Please have cash or a credit card on hand during this time just in case. Thank you for your patience!
Oct 2 Join us for a Virtual Business Forum October 21st, November 5th, and November 18th. Learn more and register today! Proudly hosted by Innovation Credit Union and MNP.
Sept 29 Reminder: Innovation Credit Union continually monitors and adjusts our services based on our members’ needs and wants.

Over the past several years, Innovation members are banking more digitally with us. They are using payment services like Interac e-Transfer, debit and credit cards, as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay as alternatives to cash.

We have therefore decided to remove the following ATMs:
  • Frontier Mall - North Battleford, SK, September 29th
  • Swift Current Mall - Swift Current, SK, September 29th
  • Southside Co-op - Swift Current, SK, September 29th
  • Swift Current High School - Swift Current, SK, August 25, 2020
Thank you for your understanding!
Sept 29 Orange Shirt Day is held annually on September 30th to come together in the spirit of truth and reconciliation, and to stand with those impacted by residential schools. Whether at home or in the office, we are encouraging our staff to wear an orange shirt tomorrow.
Sept 25 Get $300 cash AND save up to $360/year when you open a No-Fee Bank Account. Learn more!
Sept 24 Innovation Credit Union will sell its five insurance subsidiaries to Westland Insurance effective October 1, 2020. The subsidiaries include Battleford Agencies, Dickson Agencies, Meadow North Agencies, Meota Agencies, and North Battleford Agencies. Learn more about this rewarding transition that will benefit clients and agency employees alike.
Sept 21

Congratulations to the Fendelet Family, our lucky Meal in the Field winners in Hafford, SK! It was wonderful bringing a meal out to your fantastic crew.

Hayden Friedrich
Sept 21 It's tough getting a loan for a major purchase or investment if you're building your credit rating. Our Fresh Start Loan Program can help build your credit rating and get you the money you need. Learn more!
Sept 18 We're pleased to be the stage sponsor at Market Square in Swift Current this year. Be sure to join us tomorrow in downtown Swift Current.
Sept 18 We're pleased to sponsor the Swift Current Kiwanis Club Golf Tournament taking place today at the Chinook Golf Course. Thank you to all participants!
Sept 17 We've updated our digital account opening platform through thirdstream. This means a more seamless, faster account opening for you. Learn more about thirdstream and next steps on Innovation's digital banking roadmap.
Sept 17 We were pleased to be a sponsor of the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation's 14th Annual Charity Golf Classic held in Swift Current on September11th. All proceeds from the tournament will go towards upgrades to the Renal Dialysis Unit at the Cypress Regional Hospital.
Sept 14

Our Innovation Wealth team was honored to volunteer for the annual Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation Call-a-Thon. Thank you to everyone who could make a donation!

Featured in the photo: Hayden Friedrich, Innovation Wealth Specialist.

Hayden Friedrich
Sept 11 Congratulations to this year's Swift Current and Area Business Excellence Awards (SCBEX Awards) nominees. It was a challenging year for businesses throughout COVID-19, so celebrating the innovation and service of these incredible candidates is that much more important. We're very proud to be the Start-up/New Business Award Class sponsor AND to co-sponsor the SCBEX Big Reveal Virtual Event on September 17th. The virtual awards gala will take place October 23rd.
Sept 10 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Sept 1 All of our advice centres will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labour Day. Our call centre will also be closed Sunday, September 6th. Have a wonderful long weekend!
Aug 31 The Government has extended the application deadline for CEBA. You now apply until October 31, 2020. Learn more about the program and applying today.
Aug 31 We were thrilled to be a $1,000 sponsor of the 7th annual John Mueller Memorial SPCA Radiothon that took place in Swift Current on August 29th. Swift Current and area donors helped raise over $23,000 for the animal shelter! Thank you for your generosity!
Aug 28 Innovation Credit Union continually monitors and adjusts our services based on our members’ needs and wants.

Over the past several years, Innovation members are banking more digitally with us. They are using payment services like Interac e-Transfer, debit and credit cards, as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay as alternatives to cash.

We have therefore decided to remove the following ATMs:
  • Frontier Mall - North Battleford, SK, September 29th
  • Swift Current Mall - Swift Current, SK, September 29th
  • Southside Co-op - Swift Current, SK, September 29th
  • Swift Current High School - Swift Current, SK, August 25, 2020
Thank you for your understanding!
Aug 28 Join us for a FREE drive-in movie! We're thrilled to be the title sponsor of the 7th Annual Send Off to Summer Drive-In Movie Night, hosted by the City of North Battleford Leisure Services department, on Friday, September 11th.
Aug 26 UPDATE: Our Leoville and Shell Lake advice centres are now open!
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Our Leoville and Shell Lake advice centres are closed due to cell towers being down in the area. The ATMs at the advice centres are also unavailable at this time. If you require any financial assistance, please give us a call at 1.866.446.7001. Thank you for your understanding.
Aug 20

It was wonderful to sponsor and attend the Eliminators Car Club Show & Shine this past weekend in Swift Current. We gave our Sponsors Award to “The Judge” (featured in the photo). Thank you for including us!

The Judge
Aug 17 Introducing a special offer for students! Get a No-Fee Bank Account. Get a Student Visa* card. Get $50! Offer ends September 27, 2020.
Aug 14 It's a Member Rewards Payday! We just deposited $450,000 into Member Rewards accounts. You can transfer your cash dividend portion to any account you like to spend or save. Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend.
Aug 14 Innovation and EDC are partnering to provide Canadian businesses with financing during COVID-19. Learn more about the Business Credit Availability Program.
Aug 14 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Aug 4 Earn more rewards PLUS save on interest! From now until October 31st, earn 50% more Visa* rewards on back-to-school or business purchases made at stationery, office supply and discount stores. Learn more.
July 27 All of our advice centres will be closed Monday, August 3rd for Saskatchewan Day. Our call centre will also be closed Sunday, August 2nd. Have a wonderful long weekend!
July 23 Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 activity in Saskatchewan, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask when visiting any of our advice centres. Learn more about the ways you can bank digitally with us from the comfort of home by visiting our YouTube channel.
July 20 We're thrilled to partner with the Swift Current United Way to sponsor iRead Bookworm Summer Literacy Kits. We've purchased 2,500 books and activities for 250 literacy kits that Chinook and Holy Trinity Catholic School Divisions will give to grade 1 to 3 students. Special thanks to the Kiwanis Club and Vision Care in Swift Current for also contributing items to the program.
July 17 On July 6th a person or persons who have now tested positive for COVID-19 was in our Swift Current location. The SK Health Authority indicated the likelihood of exposure is extremely small. To date, no Innovation staff members have tested positive. Learn more...
July 10 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
July 10 The new expanded CEBA program is now available. Learn more.
July 2 Need funding for a community project? We offer grants from $2,500 to $25,000 for projects that improve the lives of our members in communities across Saskatchewan. Applications are due July 31, so apply today!
June 30 Check out the latest 'From the Cubicle of Our CEO' article by Dan Johnson where he discusses environmental sustainability.
June 29 As a thank you to our agricultural producers, we're once again hosting Meal in the Field giveaways this 2020 harvest season. Enter today!
June 29 Our advice centres will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st for Canada Day. Have a wonderful day!
June 29 We're thrilled to empower 47 student leaders across Saskatchewan in pursuing their career aspirations by awarding $32,500 in scholarshipsLearn more about the program and our 2020 recipients!
June 22 We were pleased to be the Master Sponsor of the 24th Annual Wayne Pruden Memorial Virtual Golf Tournament May 15th to June 12th. The fundraiser helps enrich healthcare in our community and we're honored to be a part of the $500,000+ they've raised over the tournament's lifetime. Here's a video featuring Innovation's Chad Gartner kicking off the virtual tournament this year.
June 22 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
June 17 We're thrilled to give 20 local schools $500 Spirit Awards for them to nominate and recognize graduating students who go above and beyond in their school and community. This year, 25 students will receive an Innovation Spirit Award. Thank you for your tremendous contributions and congratulations to the entire Class of 2020!
June 16 Students from grades 3-10 can improve their financial literacy through Junior Achievement Sask and Innovation Credit Union’s new Digital Financial Literacy Campus. See this media release to discover how students in your community can learn how to manage their money for today’s needs, and the future.
June 15 Congratulations Class of 2020! It was a challenging end to your high school career but your perseverance and amazing attitude is truly admirable. BE PROUD of your outstanding accomplishment. Have a wonderful summer and reach out when you need us! We have a number of FREE BANKING options designed just for you.
June 11 Are you a recent graduate or a post-secondary student who is ineligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or for Employment Insurance, but who are unable to find full-time employment due to COVID-19? The Government of Canada is offering the Canada Emergency Student Benefit. Learn more under the Government Assistance information on our COVID-19 page. We can also help with your direct deposit!
June 5 We’re having a scheduled banking system update on Sunday, June 14th from 2am to 2pm that will impact online banking, mobile app, telephone banking, ATMs and POS transactions. Please have cash or a credit card on hand during this time just in case. Thank you for your patience!
June 4 Watch a video update from our CEO, Dan Johnson as we get closer to returning to our regular hours of service. Have a wonderful day!
June 3 As a proud partner of the Diversity and Inclusion Centre of Canada again this year, it’s fitting that we proudly promote Pride Month as its recognized in Canada. We send a ‘Happy Pride Month’ to employees and members, with a reminder of the significance that this is a year round initiative.
June 2 Effective Wednesday, June 3rd, Buffalo Narrows will open to members 10am to 3pm.
Effective Monday, June 8th, we will resume regular hours of service at our advice centres/branches.
Please visit our advice centre/branch banking page for details on the location nearest you! Thank you for continuing to bank digitally with us through this phased approach of re-opening Saskatchewan. #StaySafe
May 29 Just a reminder that our scholarship deadline is May 31st at midnight. Be sure to apply soon for your chance to win up to $2,000 in tuition! Learn more...
May 15 It's a Member Rewards payday! Check your Member Rewards account later today for a cash dividend deposit. This is available cash for you to transfer to any account of your choosing. Be sure to check your available funds balance in the account. There is $9.5 million from past dividend payouts available for members to use. During these challenging times, it could come in handy. Thank you for your business! Learn more...
May 14 Effective Tuesday, May 19th, we will be re-opening additional advice centres/branches, with adjusted hours of service for select, urgent, and by-appointment banking services. Thank you for banking digitally with us as we continue to monitor public health and your feedback to ensure that our members, staff, and communities remain safe. Learn more...
May 14 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
May 12 All of our advice centres will be closed Monday, May 18th for Victoria Day. Our call centre will also be closed Sunday, May 17th. We wish you a safe and happy long weekend.
May 7 Attention North Battleford & Wilkie Members: We’re rescheduling the re-opening of North Battleford and Wilkie advice centre/branches until May 19th due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our north region (subject to change). Thank you for your patience as we ensure that our members, staff, and communities remain safe.
May 1 We're humbled and honored to have been voted as the Best Bank/Credit Union and the Best Financial Planning Firm in the Prairie Post's annual Best of Swift Current Awards. Thank you so much for voting for us. It's our privilege to serve you everyday.
May 1 Have multiple credit cards with high rates and annual fees? If you have an Innovation Visa* card but also have additional credit cards in your wallet, you may want to consider Balance Transfer. From now until July 31, 2020 if you transfer a credit card balance to your new Innovation Visa card, you'll only pay 5.9% for 6 months. PLUS as a bonus offer, earn 50% more rewards on grocery, supermarket, and bakery purchases from May 1 to July 31, 2020! Learn more and transfer today.
Apr 29 Check out our latest federal continuance update as we proceed amidst COVID-19.
Apr 29 Thank you to everyone who attended our 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting April 28th. Please see our media release for meeting highlights and watch our year in review video. Special congratulations to Mike Davis and Russ Siemens on being the successful candidates in our southern district board election and thanks to Nathan Wiebe of The Center in Swift Current for his wonderful presentation.
Apr 23 The Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) application is now availableLearn more and apply today.
Apr 23 DBRS Morningstar has once again assigned a Short-Term Issuer and a Short-Term Instruments rating of R-1 (low) to Innovation Credit Union. This rating indicates Innovation’s overall organizational strength and stability while reflecting Innovation’s solid franchise within its operating area. Learn more...
Apr 23 Needing to explore a loan deferral due to COVID-19? You can now apply through online banking. Simply login, choose Account Services > Payment Deferral Request. Complete the form and submit! We’ll be in touch with you soon regarding your application.
Apr 21 You can now register to attend our virtual Annual Meeting April 28th. Register today! You can also see our Annual Report and 2019 Financial Statements.
Apr 16 Need to make a deposit at one of our branches/advice centres? Remember that you can use our ATM or Night Deposit. Simply put your deposit into an envelope and include your name and account number. Our staff members check for deposits frequently, so we'll deposit your funds in a timely manner.
Apr 14 Due to COVID-19, we are hosting a virtual Annual Meeting on April 28, 2020 at 7 p.m. We hope you can join us!
Apr 13 Just a reminder that effective today, Monday, April 13th, all of our advice centres/branches have shifted to phone, online, and by-appointment-only service as an additional COVID-19 safety measure. They are closed to walk-in traffic. Please call us at 1.866.446.7001 so we can help you determine your best service option for your banking needs. See a message from our CEO, Dan Johnson.
Apr 9 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Apr 9 Earn $2,000 in tuition! Paying tuition can be easier with a scholarship from Innovation Credit Union. Our new application is so simple, you can apply on your phone! If you are attending Great Plains College or North West College, apply online today!
Apr 9 All of our advice centre locations will be closed Good Friday, April 10th. Our call centre will also be closed Sunday, April 12th. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!
Apr 7 EFFECTIVE MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020 our Meadow Lake, North Battleford, and Swift Current advice centres/branches will be shifting to phone, online, and by-appointment-only service as an additional COVID-19 safety measure. They will be closed to walk-in traffic. Please call us at 1.866.446.7001 so we can help you determine your best service option for your banking needs. See a message from our CEO, Dan Johnson.
Apr 7 With the future uncertainty surrounding the duration of COVID-19, we've decided to postpone this year's Innovation Credit Union Picnic in the Park event until June 6, 2021. We're already looking forward to next year's event and sharing the day with you! Learn more...
Apr 6 A board election for our Southern District begins today, featuring candidates Michael Davis, Russ Siemens and Stacey Wiens. Our nominating committee received two nominations for our Northern District that will fill the vacant positions available. Bruce Sack and Bryon Zanyk are nominated to the board by acclamation. Congratulations! The voting period is April 6-23, 2020. Please learn more about your candidates and vote today!
Apr 5 Sign up for CRA direct deposits through online banking for faster benefit payments and tax refunds! Learn more...
Apr 2 The Federal Government recently announced programs to SUPPORT BUSINESSES through COVID-19. We're working closely with government partners to facilitate these programs and expect to finalize program details in the coming days. Learn more...
Apr 1 For your safety due to COVID-19, we're asking that members limit all in-person advice centre/branch visits to URGENT or ESSENTIAL banking needs only. Please call us at 1.866.446.7001 and we'd be happy to help you.
Apr 1 We're aware of issues with online banking and our mobile app this morning. These issues should be resolved shortly. Thank you for your patience!
Apr 1 Looking to lower your interest rate on your credit card? Take advantage of our 3.9% balance transfer offer. Learn more...
Mar 31 Our Buffalo Narrows advice centre will temporarily close due to COVID-19 effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Please give us a call at 1.866.446.7001 or try one of our digital banking services for all of your financial needs. Thank you!
Mar 25 Anyone who had points remaining on their Global Payment Mastercard, we've converted them into cash for you and will be depositing them to your Member Rewards account today.
Mar 22 EFFECTIVE Friday, MARCH 27, 2020 we're expanding our call centre hours of service in response to COVID-19:

Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm

These hours could change at any time so refer to our website often.
Please call us with any of your banking needs: 1.866.446.7001.
Mar 21 Please be advised that the credit union system has indefinitely suspended the CUConnect program - effective immediately - in response to slowing the curve and spread of #COVID19.
Mar 20 Effective Monday March 23, our Mobile Advice Centres will be temporarily decommissioned from regularly scheduled routes/visits - in best interests of members & staff during the #COVID19 pandemic.
Mar 20 Our CEO, Dan Johnson, wanted to reach out to you during these challenging times regarding COVID-19. Please see his video.
Mar 20 IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our current advice centre hours remain as 10:00am to 3:00pm, Mon-Fri. However we will be temporarily closing some advice centres next week to help lessen the spread of COVID19. Please visit our home page for up to date details. Thank you for your understanding. For more information, please visit www.innovationcu.ca or call 1.866.446.7001.
Mar 19 IMPORTANT NOTICE: Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our advice centre hours of service are changing effective immediately.

10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday

These hours will be in effect until further notice.
Please consider digital banking with us or call us at 1.866.446.7001 for your deposit and lending needs. Our YouTube channel has a number of how-to videos to help.
Mar 18 We want you to know that we’re here to help you during these challenging times. If you've been financially impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus), Innovation Credit Union will consider extending flexible loan repayment options on your personal loan, agricultural loan, or business loan. Call your dedicated advisor or our call centre at 1.866.446.7001.
Mar 12 A message from Innovation CEO Dan Johnson, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and what Innovation is doing in response.
Mar 12 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Mar 6 It's International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8th and Innovation would like to take a moment to recognize the amazing women within our organization. An equal world is an enabled world. #EachforEqual Learn more...
Mar 6 POSTPONED due to concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our Innovation Wealth team is thrilled to invite you to their Women & Wealth event. Join us Tuesday, March 31st at Empress Furniture & Decor in North Battleford for appetizers and refreshments, followed by a presentation on investing for your future. Visit our wealth website to learn more. RSVP to innovationwealth@innovationcu.ca by March 20th!
Mar 3 We're pleased to be a sponsor of the Swift Current Chinook Regional Science Fair taking place March 10th and 11th at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School cafetorium.
Mar 2 In 2019, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) received 46,465 fraud reports from Canadian consumers and businesses. The total reported Canadian losses were $96,163,328.64. March is Fraud Prevention Month. Please learn more about steps you can take to protect yourself.
Feb 26 We're pleased to be a sponsor of the WARC Crop Opportunity meeting taking place March 4th in North Battleford. The meeting hosts ag industry members, agronomists, and producers.
Feb 26 Check out the latest article from our CEO Dan Johnson on our Digital 2020 Initiative.
Feb 24

Pioneer Co-op and Innovation Credit Union were thrilled to present Family Skate on February 17th in Swift Current. We offered a $3 charity meal with all proceeds going towards the United Way Active Play program. Thanks to our attendees, we raised $989! Pioneer Co-op and Innovation are adding $1,000 to the total, making it a $1,989 donation.

Congratulations to the winner of our $250 Family Prize Pack, Leah Quidez.

Thank you to everyone who attended and special thanks to the Swift Current Broncos and Swift Current Legionnaires for participating.

Family Skate
Feb 19 Our Eastend advice centre will be closed for the afternoon on Thursday, February 20th during a planned power outage. If you require assistance during this time, please call us at 1.866.446.7001. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Feb 19 We're pleased to be the keynote address sponsor af the Swift Current Chamber of Commerce Farmer Appreciation Night taking place February 28th at the Living Sky Casino. Attendees are sure to enjoy Greg Johnson, the Tornado Hunter!
Feb 18 We're pleased to sponsor the Blenders Concert Series, featuring Reuben and the Dark February 25th at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current.
Feb 18

We are thrilled to sponsor the Kindergarten class at Connaught Elementary School in North Battleford, set to graduate high school in 2032. We had a wonderful Valentine's Day making cards with the students and parents last week. Thank you to our staff volunteers for playing such an active role in the "It Takes a Community to Educate a Child" program.

Class of 2032
Feb 14 It's a Member Rewards payday! We're depositing $1.198 million into Member Rewards accounts today. Learn more about the program and how you can earn more simply by doing your everyday banking with us. Happy Valentine's Day! We truly appreciate your business.
Feb 13 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Feb 12 We're thrilled to announce we received a Northern Pride Best of the Best award for the Best Financial Institution in Meadow Lake! We're honored to serve you. Thank you so much!
Feb 10 All of our advice centres will be closed Monday, February 17th for Family Day. Our call centre will also be closed Sunday, February 16th. Have a wonderful long weekend!
Feb 7 UPDATE: Our Shell Lake advice centre will open at 1 p.m. to serve you. Our ATM is still out of service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Early this morning, our Shell Lake advice centre ATM was compromised in a robbery event. No Innovation staff or residents from the community were injured or harmed. The advice centre has since been secured by RCMP, however the ATM is not functional at this time. We will let you know when the advice centre will re-open. Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you.
Feb 3 We're humbled and honored to announce we received a Battlefords Now Best of the Best award for the Best Financial Institution in the Battlefords. We're honored to serve you. Thank you so much!
Feb 3 Are you an engaged, community-minded leader ready to make an impact? Do you share our vision for building Innovation members' financial futures? We're looking for you! Innovation Credit Union is seeking four individuals to join its Board of Directors. Learn more...
Jan 31 Pioneer Co-op and Innovation are pleased to present Family Skate taking place Monday, February 17th in Swift Current. Learn more about this fun, FREE event featuring the Swift Current Broncos and Swift Current Legionnaires!
Jan 31 We just awarded $220,000 in cash rewards to our Visa* cardholders! Don't miss out on our current fantastic offers. The deadline to qualify is March 31, 2020!
Jan 28 Reminder to our former Global Payment™ Mastercard® cardholders: January 28th is the last day to redeem your points. After today, they'll automatically be transferred to cash rewards and be deposited into your Member Rewards account in March.
Jan 24 If you were unable to attend our 2020 Ag Outlook or just want to re-visit presentations from that day, we've added all presentations for your easy access. Thanks again for making both events such a success!
Jan 17 Check out our CEO Dan Johnson's latest article on fintech partnerships and how they can better meet our members' needs.
Jan 13 Participating Innovation staff members contribute money to various charities each pay period. We're thrilled to announce that their generosity in 2019, in addition to a $13,049 donation to the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, resulted in a $2,924 donation to Telemiracle, a $3,149 donation to KidSport Saskatchewan, and $3,374 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. We thank our tremendous team for their kindness.
Jan 10 UPDATE regarding 2019 chip cards
We were made aware that some 2019 chip cards are resulting in declines at specific Point of Sale (POS) terminals. This is not only Innovation cards but ANY 2019 chip card you may have.

This issue is with merchant POS terminals that require an update.

Reminders:
  • There’s no need to re-pin your card or order a new one.
  • We recommend having cash on hand just in case.
  • Use the tap feature on your card when possible.
If you're a merchant who receives unexpected card declines on your POS terminal, contact your Merchant Network Service Provider to update your software.
Jan 10 Market Insights is a monthly market commentary provided by Credential®. Be sure to contact one of our investment professionals if you should have any questions regarding this or any other financial matter. Click here to view the most recent issue.
Jan 9 Participating Innovation staff members contribute money to various charities each pay period. We're thrilled to announce that their generosity in 2019 resulted in a $13,049 donation to the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital! Stay tuned for remaining recipients and dollar amounts.
Jan 8 We're pleased to be a co-event sponsor of Stars for Saskatchewan - Blake Reid Band taking place at the Living Sky Casino in Swift Current on January 15th.
Jan 8 We're honored to be a sponsor of a workshop on Engaging Saskatchewan Co-operatives in Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action taking place in Regina January 15th.
Jan 6 UPDATE regarding 2019 chip cards
Recently issued debit cards may be declined at Verifone point of sale terminals. Verifone has identified the problem and we are awaiting a resolution. Innovation debits cards will continue to function as expected at ATMs and other vendor merchant terminals.
Jan 3 We’ve been made aware that some 2019 chip cards are resulting in declines at specific Point of Sale (POS) terminals. This is not only Innovation cards but ANY 2019 chip card you may have.

There’s no need to re-pin your card or order a new one. Until the error is rectified, we recommend having cash on hand just in case.

If you require a temporary ATM limit increase, please call us at 1.866.446.7001. We’ll update you the minute we learn more.
Jan 3 We're pleased to be the title sponsor of the Eagle Hills Multiple 4-H Club's public speaking event taking place in North Battleford on January 12th.
Jan 3 We're pleased to be a sponsor of the Indigenous Business Students' Society's 2nd Annual Round Dance taking place January 11th at the University of Saskatchewan Education Gym.
Jan 2 Did you know that contributing to your TFSA and RRSP too late in the year can cost you valuable investment dollars? Simply changing the timing of your contribution each year can make a significant impact.

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