Our vision and purpose.

As a financial co-op we believe that we have a role to play in contributing to the social fabric of our communities. That’s why we are proud to provide financial support to our members & continually look for opportunities to support, maximize, and build positive impact.

Vision and Purpose

Since 1939, we've dedicated our time, energy and resources to increasing the financial wellness of our members and providing equitable access to financial services for all community members. We remain steadfast in our dedication.  

Our Vision: To build financially healthy communities

We have a responsibility, as a financial institution owned by our members, to ensure that all of our activities help build thriving, vibrant communities. That's why we focus on the financial, social and environmental well-being of our members and the communities we serve.  

Our Purpose: To empower through knowledge

Increasing financial literacy is core to our existence. A favorite example of this is Ruth Allan - known fondly as the 'Credit Union Lady' - who was the beloved administrator of the First Credit Union (then Powell River Credit Union) School Savings Program from 1957 to 1980. She is still credited by many of our members as the person who taught them the value of saving. Ruth's work is the inspiration for our purpose.

We're different than a bank, and we like it that way.

​We are helping to build thriving, vibrant communities.