Alterna Savings (Alterna Bank)
The current economic crisis might have you cringing at the thought of dealing with banks, but an old sock isn't the solution. Alterna's where you should go. The credit union operates as a co-op, so you're not treated like garbage, and the board is elected from members.
Then there's Alterna's pioneering efforts in social auditing of where your cash goes, financial literacy seminars, prime loans for eco-renovations and a novel program that encourages donation of your account's monthly loose "change" to a pool for initiatives promoting environmental sustainability and combatting homelessness and child poverty. Oh, and it's insured like a regular bank.