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Faces Behind the Business: Alterna Savings

Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (Alterna) has been The Good in Banking ® for over 110 years. As the first full-service, member-owned cooperative financial institution outside Quebec, Alterna Savings shares its expertise with 217,000 members through a network of 46 branches across Ontario, as well as call centre and digital channels. 

Alterna opened its doors in the Heart of Orléans on September 1, 1988, and since then, they have been providing members with caring, transparent financial services and advice to help them achieve their goals. As a cooperative, Alterna is also dedicated to strengthening the communities that they serve by investing locally and continually looking for innovative ways to support and engage with the people and businesses that make up the vibrant neighbourhoods. 

At Alterna, they pride themselves on providing inclusive banking services that put the members and communities first. As a financial cooperative, they are committed to making the profits serve a purpose. Here are some of the ways that Alterna puts the good in banking. 

  • Competitive rates
  • Straightforward, transparent advice
  • Superior customer service
  • Largest ATM network in North America
  • Digital and Mobile banking
  • We reinvest our profits in your community
  • Member-owned
  • Small business & Enterprise solutions
  • Award winning Community Microfinance program
  • Retirement and Investment Planning

Alterna would recommend a business to open its doors in the Heart of Orléans. It is a family-friendly, diverse community with businesses that work collaboratively to support the community and each other. 

Alterna is committed to supporting its members and communities. They provide over $1 million annually in donations, sponsorships and community support. 

In 2022, they sponsored a number of initiatives and organizations within the Orleans Community. 

  1. Shelter Movers: This national, volunteer-powered charitable organization provides moving and storage services at no cost to individuals and families fleeing abuse. 
  2. Ottawa TFC inaugural fundraising golf tournament: Ottawa TFC provides young soccer players the opportunity to develop their playing potential as people and players fully.
  3. Ottawa Titans Autism Awareness night. 

If you are in the neighbourhood, please stop in to say hi to the Alterna Team. 210 Centrum Blvd, Orleans ON K1E 3V7 

Many thanks to

Thank you Christina LH Photography for helping us with this initiative!