Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Call for Applications

If you're a non-profit organization that benefits your community, you could be in luck! Our Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications in advance of the fast approaching March 31 application deadline. 

It's by forming partnerships with other like-minded local organizations and groups that we are able to leave lasting legacies in our communities, and help ensure our beautiful region continues to be a thriving and desirable place to be.

To learn more about our Community Foundation and the application process, please visit the links below:
Questions?  Please email

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wear Pink & Join the Fight Against Bullying!

In recognition of Pink Shirt Day on February 25, we are encouraging all Kootenay Savings employees, directors, community partners and members to join the fight against bullying.

Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia in 2007 when a boy wore a pink shirt to school and was harassed by bullies.  Two Grade 12 students heard about what happened, went to a nearby store, bought 50 pink shirts and recruited friends and classmates to wear them to school the next day.

Not only were a number of students wearing the pink shirts that the two sudents bought the night before, but hundreds more showed up in pink outfits of their own.  That sea of pink did not go unnoticed, and has since inspired millions across Canada to participate in what is now known as Pink Shirt Day, held annually on the last Wednesday in February.

To learn more about how you can join the fight against bullying, please visit:

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Announcing the Kootenay Kids Super Saver Award Winners!

From November 24 to December 31, youth from across the Kootenays were encouraged to nominate themselves for our SUPER SAVER AWARDS by telling us what financial literacy means to them and sharing their tips for forming healthy financial habits. 

After a thorough review of the submissions by our judging panel, 
the 12 deserving winners of a $250 term deposit have been chosen! Click here to view our facebook announcement of the winners, and read some of our young Super Savers tips for financial success. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. The quality of the submissions was outstanding - there is no doubt that there are alot of Kootenay youngsters well on their way to a bright financial future! 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Volunteerism @ Kootenay Savings in 2014

Kootenay Savings is proud of how generous our employees and directors are with volunteering their time, energy and skills to support causes that are close to their heart.  

The graphic below demonstrates just how invested they were in 2014 to strengthening the neighbourhoods where they work, live and play. To see a selection of photos of our volunteers in action, visit to the Credit Unions are Helping Here website.