Core Values

The CATB is an affiliate of TimeBanks USA which provides support to more than 150 member timebanks throughout the U.S. and around the world.

The CATB operates under the five core values promoted by TimeBanks USA:


Healthy communities need social networks based on trust, reciprocity and civic involvement. Our goal is to get to know and give each other help and to resolve conflicts effectively.



Our society depends on many kinds of work that do not command wages: raising children, preserving families, making neighborhoods safe and vibrant, caring for frail and vulnerable people, making democracy work, etc.



Instead of people with needs being only on the receiving end of services, making transactions 2-way empowers both parties to the relationship.



We strive to develop and express our acceptance of individual differences and diversity.



Every human being has something to contribute to others.