Community Programs

We are happy to donate to and sponsor several community organizations in the communities that we serve. First Credit Union is very proud of its community involvement and strives to be represented at all major community events.

 

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


Success By Six

One of the initiatives that is most dear to our hearts is supporting early childhood literacy in our communities. We strongly support Success By 6®, an early childhood development initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life. It helps to ensure that children ages 0 to 6 develop the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical skills they need as they enter school.

Success By 6 builds and enhances community through engaging citizens in early childhood development, and funding programs that strengthen services for young children and their families. Funded programs include literacy, nutrition, children's play, parenting and family skills development.

Prevention-focused, research-informed and community-based, Success By 6 envisions a community where all children are valued, respected, nurtured, loved and given the opportunity to develop to their full potential as creative, caring, competent and responsible adults.

Success By 6® is an early childhood development initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life. It helps to ensure that children ages 0 to 6 develop the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical skills they need as they enter school.

Success By 6 builds and enhances community through engaging citizens in early childhood development, and funding programs that strengthen services for young children and their families. Funded programs include literacy, nutrition, children's play, parenting and family skills development.

Prevention-focused, research-informed and community-based, Success By 6 envisions a community where all children are valued, respected, nurtured, loved and given the opportunity to develop to their full potential as creative, caring, competent and responsible adults.

To learn more about Success By Six, visit their website.


Powell River Literacy Council

First Credit Union is also proud to partner with the Powell River Literacy Council. The Powell River Literacy Council promotes awareness of the importance of literacy for all citizens, regardless of age. They do this through a variety of campaigns - like Heroes Read, BookCrossing and the Read Program, as well as by promoting the services, programs and events that are available in this region. The Literacy Council also celebrates Family Literacy Day, International Literacy Day and other special days that bring focus to literacy.


Scholarships

Every year, First Credit Union proudly awards scholarships to local high school students who are planning to further their education.  The total amount of scholarships awarded is based upon a percentage of the total assets of the credit union, so the more growth the organization has, the higher the scholarships will be. 

Students interested in applying for a credit union scholarship should do so through the high school application process that is currently in place.  Please see your school for more details.

To be eligible for an award, applicants must:

  • Be a registered grade 12 student of the School District 47.
  • Be planning to attend post secondary on a full time basis within the following year.
  • Be a member in good standing of First Credit Union.

Consideration will be given to students who have been members or whose families have been members for a significant length of time, academic aspirations, and community involvement.


 

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