The Hub: News & Events for April 8, 2019

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April 8, 2019


Central 1 News 

B.C. Weekly Economic Briefing
  • Strong labour market
  • March home sales slump
  • Home prices edge lower

Ontario Weekly Economic Briefing
  • Ontario's unemployment rate moved up to 5.9 per cent in March 
  • Toronto housing market tightened in March but price growth remained sluggish

Interest Rate Forecast
  • Yield curve inverts, conflicting signals 
  • End to growth slowdown nearing 
  • Rates on hold for now

Central 1 Events

April 24-25, 2019
Central 1 Member Forum
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

April 25, 2019
Central 1 AGM
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

September 8-10, 2019
Momentum Summit & Trade Show
Westin Harbor Castle, Toronto

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Industry News

Credit unions
New Insurance  Collaboration Structure between Coastal Community and Interior Savings Credit Unions Now Launched (Press release)

Frugina Ball elected OCUF Vice Chair (Press release)

Yes, Toronto homes are still relatively affordable for priced-out Vancouverites (Livabl) - Features Central 1 Economist Edgard Navarrete

SASCU's Sheri Hamilton named HR professional of the year (Salmon Arm Observer)

Pace of Canadian housing starts up in March: CMHC (BNN Bloomberg)

Tackling money laundering in B.C. is like a game of 'whack-a-mole,' says AG (CBC)

Banco Santander issues in-app fraud warnings for mobile transactions (FinExtra)

Personal finance
That investment fees are falling is a popular narrative, but it's not the whole story (Financial Post)

56% of Canadians would wait until next year to buy a home: Survey (BNN Bloomberg)

Majority of Canadians believe it's better to own than rent, poll finds (The Star)

Canadian incomes aren't growing fast enough, and that's a problem for Canada's housing market (Livabl)

Will Apple Card worm its way into your wallet? (The Star)



Industry Events

April 9, 2019
Concentra Bank Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Video Webcast

April 23, 2019
Credit Union Foundation of B.C. AGM 
Stabilization Central Credit Union of B.C. AGM 
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

May 5-8, 2019
2019 National Conference for Canada's Credit Unions
Winnipeg Convention Centre

May 7-9, 2019
Enhancing Business Performance through Co-operative Management Strategies
Saint Mary's University
Winnipeg, MB

June 9-14, 2019
CanadaDE Credit Union Leadership Program
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, NS

September 15-17, 2019
CULA Conference
White Oaks Conference Resort
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
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October 3 – 5, 2019
35th Annual Credit Union Directors' Forum 
"Good Governance: The Future of Ontario's Credit Unions"
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale

October 21-22, 2019
Everlink Connections 2019
Hilton Toronto
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