The Filene Research Institute has reached across the border to partner with Credit Union Central of Canada.
Effective April 2011, the two will formally team up to provide the information credit unions in Canada and the United States need to know in a constantly changing environment. As part of the agreement, Filene and Canadian Central will produce up to four joint research projects per year. The two organizations will host joint academic gatherings and appoint a Canadian member to the Filene Research Fellows panel.
The formal move builds on a relationship that started in 2009, with credit union access to Filene research reports and Canadian credit union system participants on Filene's i3 innovation team and its Research Council.
Filene and Canadian Central have recently collaborated to share the findings of Credit Union Social Responsibility: A Sustainability Roadmap across Canada. Both organizations are particularly interested in credit union governance, public policy, and innovation. The organizations will sponsor staff exchanges to further develop research and innovation sharing.