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Since 2011, we've contributed $1.9 Million to communities
in Canada through our credit union partners.

$10,000 Awards

East Kootenay Community Credit Union, British Columbia

Foundry is a walk-in wellness centre for youth ages 12-24 that provides mental health and substance use services including primary care, counselling, peer support, employment and education resources. The centre will serve the entire Interior Health East Kootenay Region with a catchment area of over 85,000 people. The East Kootenay Foundation for Health is raising $1.4 million for The Not Alone Campaign to bring Foundry to the East Kootenay area. Funding contributes to the campaign goal.

Diamond North Credit Union, Nipawin, Saskatchewan

The Zenon Park and District Fire Department needs a new firehall. The non-profit, volunteer-run organization is comprised of 15 volunteer firefighters and three first responders who provide emergency response services to a community of approximately 1,050 people in Zenon Park and rural municipalities of Connaught and Arborfield. The new fire hall will provide additional training space and allows the department to expand their volunteer base.

Pathwise Credit Union, Oshawa, Ontario

The Back Door Mission serves over 5,000 warm meals a month to those living in homelessness or are in a state of transition. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Back Door Mission provided over 4,000 health care visits and non-perishable food to over 650 patrons a month. Funds help the mission better serve those who reply upon their services.

$5,000 Awards

Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Sechelt, British Columbia

Building Together is an affordable housing project initiated by the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society. The project aims to build new affordable housing for women and children integrated with community support programs the entire Sechelt community can access within a redeveloped space in downtown Sechelt.

Encompass Credit Union, Wainwright, Alberta

Residents in the rural community of Wainwright must currently travel 400 kilometres to a larger metropolitan area to obtain their diagnostic exam. Installing a CT scanner at the Wainwright Health Centre allows 21 communities and 50,000 area-residents to remain closer to home when they require a CT scan. The full body scanner is expected to perform 3,000 scans in its first year of operation.

Cypress Credit Union, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan

The Fox Valley community of approximately 600 residents seeks to build a new community hall. The new space will accommodate 400-500 community members and be a gathering place to meet, talk, sing and celebrate.

Innovation Credit Union, Swift Current

The CMHA in Swift Current seeks to build a new clubhouse space to increase programming and accommodate more individuals. CMHA Swift Current has been in operation for over 42 years and programming assists those living with a mental health illness be contributing members of the community. Funds will contribute towards the construction of a new facility.

Rosenort Credit Union, Rosenort, Manitoba

The growing community of Rosenort is seeking to build a childcare facility as insufficient daycare and preschool resources results in families driving great distances for available daycare services. Funds will contribute to existing fundraising initiatives to build a new childcare facility.

Steinbach Credit Union, Steinbach, Manitoba

As part of two renovation projects undertaken by the Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre, the outdoor learning centre is a hands-on environment accessible to children with physical challenges. Unique to the space is recreational equipment designed for children with learning, emotional and mental challenges. Plans for this outdoor space include creative landscaping with flowers, shrubs, and park benches. Funding contributes to the overall completion of the project.

Sunrise Credit Union, Brandon, Manitoba

Valley Life Beginnings Inc. Childcare Centre aims to offer quality, affordable childcare for families of Minnedosa and surrounding areas. Funding helps complete renovations including furnishing the centre with furniture and other resources.

Fusion Credit Union, Hamiota, Manitoba

The Inglis Grain Elevators National Historic site is an important national landmark that celebrates the golden age of Canada’s grain trade. Five, original slope-shouldered wooden grain elevators occupy the site listed as a top Western Canadian tourist attraction by Lonely Planet. A maintenance project began in 1996 to paint five elevators and funds would help paint the fifth elevator.

Kingston Community Credit Union, Kingston, Ontario

The Southern Frontenac Community Services provides a variety of programs and services to residents of the township of South Frontenac, Ontario. Produce from the food garden is distributed to food hampers, contributes to meal programs and is part of food security programs. Funds contribute to the purchase of garden tools for the greenhouse and garden to support food cultivation.

Healthcare and Municipal Employees’ Credit Union, Hamilton, Ontario

The Indigenous Healing Suite in the Emergency Department redevelopment at Brantford General Hospital is a critical step towards recognizing, respecting and supporting Indigenous heritage and accommodating cultural practices during a health event. Funds support furnishings and fixtures that supports an environment that represents local Indigenous culture and tradition.

Eagle River Credit Union, L’Anse au Loup, Newfoundland

Eagle River Credit Union’s Warm Coats for Kids program supports struggling families with school-aged children by providing new winter coats for children. Since its inception in 2018, the program has provided 688 coats to underprivileged children and demand grows annually. Funding contributes to additional winter coats.

East Coast Credit Union, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

The Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund supports community members throughout the entire region and demonstrates the importance of local people helping local people. The fund offers limited emergency financial support to low-income individuals and households who are unable to pay the full cost of heating their homes during the winter season.

Morell Credit Union, Morell, Prince Edward Island

As the heart of the community, the Morell Community Rink provides rink services to approximately 6,000 community members including eight recreational hockey teams. Repairs and renovations of the rink has been a grassroots project involving volunteers and community organizations. Funding contributes to the community group efforts to complete the renovation.

Bayview Credit Union, Saint John, New Brunswick

The wooden structures of the Dreamland Playground at Fairvale Elementary School needs repair. The playground is beloved by students and children in neighbouring communities. Funding supports upgrade and reconstruction of the playground.