Local Credit Unions Judged Best Employers

(WINDSOR, ON) – Meridian and Libro credit unions, both with branches in the region, have been honoured with Aon Hewitt’s Platinum Best Employers in Canada award.

The Aon Hewitt study measures employee engagement, leadership, performance, culture, and brand. It is said to be recognized as the premier benchmark for workplaces and it’s based on data from thousands of workplaces across the world.

The accolade is given to just 30 Canadian employers and is based on staff feedback and detailed research by experts who measure each candidate.

For Libro, it is the third straight win as one of Canada’s best employers. The financial institution’s CEO, Steve Bolton, spoke of honour, excitement, and pride in receiving the recognition.

“This is a big deal,” Bolton said. “It’s an amazing accomplishment we can all celebrate and be proud of, because we earned it together, as a team of people who are passionate about growing prosperity for Owners, communities, and our credit union.”

Libro is southwestern Ontario’s largest credit union with $4 billion in assets under administration and more than 100,000 customers across the area. It has 31 branches and, locally, they include Harrow and Essex.

Meridian is the largest credit union in the province and the acknowledgement is its first.

“Nurturing and promoting employee engagement is a key priority for Meridian,” said Bill Maurin, the financial institution’s chief executive. He revealed that the credit union views its employees as its greatest asset.

“It is through that lens that we are able to build an ownership culture where employees feel valued and empowered to think of new and innovative ways to address the unmet needs of our Members,” Maurin explained.

In a statement, Meridian noted that, “This study recognizes and acknowledges leading Canadian organizations that foster and champion employee engagement and provides an in-depth view into employee and leader opinions.”

Meridian has a branch in the Roundhouse Centre, across from Devonshire Mall, and ATM locations throughout the city and Essex County.

No Windsor-based credit unions were honoured.

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