Tuesday, February 2, 2016

VOLUNTEERISM: Taking the Time to Make a Difference

As a financial partner, sponsor, business leader or fellow volunteer, we can be found at planning meetings, events and community celebrations right across the Kootenays virtually every day of the week.

In addition to investing $360,000 back into the region last year through sponsorship, grants, donations, fundraising and education awards, our caring employees and directors also devoted 8475 hours of volunteer time to help make a positive impact in their neighbourhoods!

To see a selection of photos of our volunteers in action, please visit our Credit Unions are Helping Here page.

Friday, January 29, 2016

2015 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT: Making the Kootenays Better, Together.

As a financial co-operative, we are unique in the way we serve our members and conduct business. Not only do we offer a full range of financial products and services, but we also share generously and connect personally with our communities.

In 2015 alone, we distributed $360,000 in donations, sponsorships, grants and youth achievement and education awards, helping fund numerous community projects and programs across the Kootenays. Many of our community initiatives also allow us to have fun and spend time with those who call the Kootenays home, helping us forge a real connection with the people who make up our communities, and all those with close ties to the region.

Thank you to everyone - employees, members, community partners - who worked with us last year. We're proud to be making a positive impact, and we couldn't do it without your dedication and passion!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

WEAR PINK & JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST BULLYING

In recognition of Anti-Bullying Pink Shirt Day on February 24 we're encouraging all our 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 did a number of students wear the pink shirts that the two students bought the night before, but hundreds more showed up in pink outfits of their own.  That sea of pink quickly spread, and has since inspired millions across Canada to participate in what is now nationally known as Pink Shirt Day, held annually on the last Wednesday in February.

To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit:

Monday, January 18, 2016

FREE FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP: 10 Steps to Better Finances

Want to learn how to identify and achieve your financial goals for today and tomorrow? Our FREE, two-part "Ten Steps to Better Finances" workshop can help!

By determining your current financial picture, building a spending and savings plan, and considering your retirement dreams, you can make your money work smarter and turn your savings dreams into reality. 

To register, please contact Selkirk College at trailce@selkirk.ca or 250.364.5770.

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