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A co-operative approach to community impact.

Building financially healthy communities and empowering our members through knowledge. We reinvest our resources and profits back where they belong - our communities!


Sustainable Communities & Community Development

As a financial co-operative, we work for the sustainable development of our communities. That's why we return one-third of our net profits to members and our communities through community impact initiatives.

Our impact focus areas are carefully aligned with our vision to build financially healthy communities and our purpose to empower through knowledge.

We work with local not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises, social ventures, and co-operatives that align with our values. Initiatives considered for impact partnership will align with our focus areas (where we feel we can make the most impact in creating financially healthy communities). 

Impact focus areas:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We take action in our communities to create an equitable, inclusive economy that creates opportunity for all, for the long term.
  • Environmental Sustainability: We work towards greater sustainability every year by regularly monitoring and thoughtfully decreasing our own impact and emissions while supporting community-based environmental initiatives.
  • Local Economic Development: We contribute to resilient and prosperous communities through local engagement, giving and volunteerism. 

Community Donations & Sponsorships

We value the work of community builders and are open to opportunities to support, maximize or build on their impact.


We accept applications for donations on an ongoing basis and will consider donation requests from First Credit Union member organizations that are community-based/volunteer-run groups or registered non-profit/charitable societies. Organizations that align with our areas of focus; Diversity, equity & inclusion, environmental sustainability, and local economic development are given preference.



Sponsorship applications are currently on hold for 2023.

Please refer back to this page for updates. For general inquiries please reach out to




One way we live our purpose to 'empower through knowledge' is by offering financial support through First Credit Union Scholarships. Scholarships are open to all members attending post secondary programs, including life-long (mature) learners. Feel free to reach out to if you have any questions.


Youth Leadership Camp

We sponsor youth (14 to 18) to attend YES Leadership Camp - a week-long summer camp that teaches leadership and team-building skills.

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YES Leadership Camp:

Three simple steps are needed to access this opportunity

  1. Head to The YES Website to register
  2. Select 'Full Sponsorship' at checkout
  3. Enter your FCU Membership Number

Being a member has its benefits...

First Credit Union is proud to help BC students reach their post-secondary education goals through the Credit Unions of BC Bursary Program. Submit your bursary application today and get help towards funding your future!


Events and Programming

Our vision is to strengthen the financial well-being of our communities. We do this through employee volunteer events and capacity-building programs like our 'Non-Profit Thriving' and 'Small Business Thriving' workshop series.

Check out our lastest news and events

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is the first step toward establishing healthy financial habits. Each One, Teach One is an approach to providing basic and plain language financial knowledge. Volunteer First Credit Union employees work with community groups to empower individuals with basic financial literacy skills.

Read more about financial literacy


Wondering how we've been making a difference in our communities?

Read our 2022 Community Impact Report


We'd love to hear from you

If you have a community development project, or impact partnership opportunity you'd like to discuss, reach out.