RDI at Selkirk College Speaker Series: Helmut Pastrick

RDI Speaker Series: Helmut Pastrick

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar Campus

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College proudly presents, Helmut Pastrick, Chief Economist for Central Credit Union 1, the central financial facility and trade association for the BC and Ontario credit union systems.


Pastrick is the editor of the Economic Analysis of British Columbia and the Economic Analysis of Ontario publications. These sources provide authoritative, unbiased analyses and insights on the provincial economy.Typical issues include forecasts of provincial and regional economies, housing markets and nonresidential construction. In addition, Pastrick provides economic analysis and forecast services to the credit union system.

Prior to joining the Central 1 Credit Union in 1997, he spent many years with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in BC analyzing and forecasting the provincial housing market and economy. Helmut Pastrick is former President of the Association of Professional Economists of BC, a member of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, and the BC Economic Forecast Council.

He is frequently called upon by the media to provide comments on economic events; and his presentations are in demand by many organizations and groups, including credit unions, trade and professional associations, and service clubs. Central 1 represents a consumer-oriented, full-service retail financial system that serves 2.9 million members and holds $80 billion in assets and is owned primarily by its member credit unions, 45 in B.C. and 113 in Ontario.

The focus of Helmut’s presentation will be on the BC economy and on the Kootenay region in the broader context of the global and US economic backdrop.

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