Our Community

Since 1944, Community Savings has been active in the well being and ongoing improvement of our communities. Community Savings is about people, not profits, which is why we proudly donate to worthwhile and deserving community programs. People, not profits, means we contribute to a strong local economy by being a designated Living Wage Employer and by offering affordable financial products and trusted services to the working community. In the past year, we are grateful that we could support local organizations in health, policing, leadership and other positive community focused programs. 

Some of the organizations that we have supported include:

The Union Protein Project

$2500 in support

CSCU is thankful we can help support The Union Protein Project. The Union Protein Project (TUPP) is a non-profit society started by unions and the United Way who saw a way to make a real difference in our communities. Funds raised are used to subsidize food bank purchases of canned salmon and peanut butter as food banks in BC regularly experience shortages of protein-based food and struggle to ensure that vulnerable people get this key nourishment. Photo, left to right: Phillip Legg, CSCU Chair, John Radosevic, TUPP, and Mike Schilling, CSCU President & CEO.

United Way of the Lower mainland 

$8408 in support

The United Way of the Lower Mainland works to build a healthy, caring, and inclusive community. It has been their goal to positively change lives locally for the past 88 years. Community Savings believes in their vision of bringing together resources and people to help children, families, and seniors in our Community.

In 2018, Community Savings staff donated $4,204.00 to the United Way of the Lower Mainland, and Community Savings Credit Union matched the staff donations for a total of $8,408.00. Community Savings is very excited to support our local United Way.

Overdose Prevention Society on behalf of CUPE BC

$5000 in support

Community Savings donates $5000 to the Overdose Prevention Society on behalf of CUPE BC. The drug crisis is BC’s most tragic health emergency in decades. CSCU is grateful it could join CUPE BC in support of the fight against overdose deaths in our communities.
Photo (left to right) Paul Faoro, President CUPE BC, Marie Decaire, Trevor Davies, Secretary Treasurer, CUPE BC, Paul McAfee, Lisa Langan, Union Liason Officer, CSCU.

Supporting the Red Cross
Supporting the Red Cross

The massive wildfires in British Columbians during the summer of 2017 triggered mass evacuations in several communities across the province.
Fast moving flames forced thousands of people from their homes and urgent help was needed for individuals and families evacuated from their communities.

$15,290 raised for The Red Cross of Canada
In response to the need for help, Community Savings Credit Union accepted cash donations at its six branches. Community Savings Members generously stepped up and donated $7790 to the relief efforts.

Community Savings donated $7500 and when combined, $15,290 was raised and donated to the Red Cross of Canada.

Thank you to our members for the support and generosity! It is a reminder that great things can happen when a community works together for a greater cause.

Pacifica Housing Virtues Youth Group

$5000 in support

Virtues Youth Group is a free weekly drop-in program that supports children in Pacifica family housing by offering a free program that teaches youth about social responsibility and fosters well-being through gardening, crafts, celebrations, and trips into the local for community.

Royal Columbian Hospital

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

$5000 in support

Royal Columbian is among BC's largest hospitals, offering care to more than 1.8 million people - one in three British Columbians.

Surrey Crime Prevention

Surrey Crime Prevention Society

$2000 in support

Surrey Crime Prevention Society is a committed partner in the enhancement of community safety in the City of Surrey.

Columbia Institute

The Columbia Institute

$7500 in support

The Columbia Institute fosters individual and organizational leadership for inclusive, sustainable communities.


Community Savings is pleased to offer the following programs:

Terry Smith Memorial Bursary

Community Savings Credit Union OECU Pioneers Memorial Bursary

CLC Pacific Region Winter School Scholarships


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