We're local, and demonstrating strong corporate social responsibility. Supporting our communities is part of our organizational DNA.
Local and proud of it
We’re locally owned and managed. We’re accountable to you, not a head office in Toronto. And we can be more responsive and better equipped to meet your financial needs with fast decision-making and deep local knowledge.
When you join us, you become part of an organization that allows you to share the benefits of success – yours and ours. You’re more than a client; you’re a member and a shareholder who has a say in the direction of our credit union.
A designated Caring Company by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and a proud member of Canada’s IMAGINE program, we donate a minimum of 1% of our pre-tax profits annually to charities and not-for-profit organizations within the communities where we live, work and play.
Sponsorships and corporate donations
We invest in our communities through sponsorships and corporate donations, supporting physical health and wellness aligned with an active West Coast lifestyle; cultural wellness aligned with the passions and interests of our clients; and financial wellness through participation in and sponsorship of local Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade.
We’ve developed long-term partnerships for long-term impact in our communities, with organizations ranging from BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Family Services of the North Shore to Capilano University and the Environmental Learning Centre at North Vancouver School District’s renowned Outdoor School.
Innovative financial literacy program
More than just a great piggy bank, our Wishbank is the foundation of our financial literacy program for kids and extends as a partnership with local schools. It is designed to help teach children how to allocate money as they achieve their goals, share with others and build their dreams. It provides a foundation for lifelong learning of healthy money management habits and community giving.
We also invest in ways that aren’t simply financial. Every year, at least 10,000 hours of volunteer service are willingly given by our employees.
We encourage staff to initiate campaigns for their favourite charities, give them time off to volunteer, and assist with donations to their chosen causes.