Community Programs

Please note that our community programs like financial literacy outreach, various events, scholarships or sponsorship and donations may be affected while we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update members via our website and other communications channels as often as possible. If you have a community need that you feel we should be aware of please email and a member of our team will be in touch.

We are very proud of our community involvement and strive to deliver programs that strengthen the well-being of our communities and make a meaningful impact.

Visit our Facebook page, to see up-to-date news about our community programs and the events that we are part of!

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Sunshine Coast Trail Volunteers
In 2015 we celebrated our inaugural Community Impact Day, where we closed all of our branches from 2 to 5pm so that we could volunteer in our communities. In those 3 hours we volunteered a total of 420 hours and served 22 different non-profit organizations.

Based on the overwhelming positive feedback that we received from our members, staff, and the non-profit organizations, we have since made Community Impact Day an annual event.

Why do we celebrate Community Impact Day?
The purpose of our organization is to strengthen the well-being of our member-clients and make a meaningful community impact.  Community Impact Day is an opportunity to lend a hand and show our gratitude to some of the remarkable non-profit organizations that work every day for the benefit of others.

Which organizations have you volunteered for?

Over the past few years we have volunteered many organizations, including:


Powell River

Comox Valley

  • Assumption Soup Kitchen
  • B.O.M.B Squad
  • Brain Injury Society
  • Community Resource Centre
  • Curling Club
  • Evergreen Extended Care
  • PR Gymnastics Society
  • PR Hospice Society
  • PR Orphaned Wildlife Society
  • PR & District United Way
  • Success By 6
  • Sunshine Coast Trail
  • Therapeutic Riding
  • Willingdon Creek Village
  • Beaufort Children's Centre
  • Children's Health Foundation
  • Courtenay Elementary School Garden
  • CV Childhood Development Association
  • CV Family Services Association
  • CV Search and Rescue
  • Glacier View Lodge
  • John Howard Society
  • YANA


Texada Island

  • Cumberland Lodge
  • Cumberland Museum
  • Dunsmuir Avenue Clean-Up
  • Garbage clean-up around Gilles Bay, VanAnda and along highway
  • Texada Island Food Bank

Bowen Island                                   

  • Bowen Island Community School
  • Bowen Island Museum
  • Garbage clean up at Mannion Bay

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Please be advised that this program is currently on hold for the 2020 year. Updates will be posted to this page as soon as possible.

First Credit Union offers an annual CULEAD Young Leaders Program for graduating grade 12 students planning to further their education. Participants receive practical work experience and mentoring from business professionals on a wide range of topics that will help them prepare for their future careers. Upon the successful completion of the program, students are awarded a cash scholarship of $2,000.

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Each One Teach One

Each One, Teach One

Financial Literacy is the first step toward establishing healthy financial habits. We are offering Each One, Teach One workshops to support individuals in their quest for knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve financial well-being and positively impact generations to come.  

Watch for more on these financial literacy workshops coming to a community near you!

To Host an Each One, Teach One Workshop: Register Here.

Each One, Teach One Session Topics Include:

01 - Introduction To Basic Banking

02 - Introduction To Basic Budgeting

03 - Why Filing Taxes In Canada Is A Good Idea

04 - Credit Cards And Prepaid Cards

05 - Loans You Don’t Want

06 - Loans: Costs And Obligations

07 - Debt Smarts

08 - Building A Healthy Credit History

09 - Identity Theft And Fraud Prevention

10 - RRSPs And TFSAs

11 - Introduction To Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)

12 - Understanding Contracts

13 - Financial Wellness For Seniors

14 - Home-Readiness: Renting Vs. Owning

15 - The Cost Of Homeownership

16 - Choosing The Right Home

17 - Getting Professional Help To Buy A Home

We are pleased to participate in the Each One, Teach One program with credit unions across Canada. Read more about this collaboration.


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