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In order to help our members and clients improve their financial health, Coastal Community Credit Union provides comprehensive financial services, including personal, business a...
152 employees on Do Some Good
We're committed to giving back to the community!
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220-59 Wharf Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9R 2X3
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Financial Literacy

Top employee causes

  • Health & Well-being

  • Financial Literacy

  • Animal Welfare

  • Mental Health

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

  • Financial Literacy

  • Animal Welfare

  • Mental Health

  • Food & Nutrition

Organizations our employees volunteer with
Our average annual contributions

$500K

Dollars Donated

5K

Hours Logged by Employees

$116K

Monetary Equivalent of Hours

Social Mission
Our Vision
We will be the leaders in building relationships that improve financial health, enrich people’s lives and build healthier communities.
Our Values
Accountability | Co-operation |Excellence Innovation | Integrity | Responsiveness |Social Responsibility
Our Purpose
We will be the leaders in making a visible and meaningful difference in building healthier communities. Our communities are our home.
Some of the organizations we support
Nanaimo Science
Canadian Blood Services- Vancouver Island
NOURISH COWICHAN SOCIETY
Providence Farm
Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation
Cowichan Capitals
What people are saying about us
Wendy SearsParksville Beach Festival Society

Parksville Beach Festival is a 5 1/2 week festival that would not be able to happen without the support from institutions such as the Coastal Community Credit Union. We thank them for their continued support each year!

Stories of our community involvement
Do Some Good is excited to celebrate International Credit Union Day 2021 alongside the amazing Credit Unions we work with!

We know that putting people first and supporting the community is in the DNA of all Credit Unions, and we are SO proud and honoured to help Credit Unions capture and share the good they do.

Thank you for making the world a better place!

Prospera Credit Union , Interior Savings , Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union , Enderby & District Financial, a division of First West CU , Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union , Pathwise Credit Union , Northern Birch Credit Union , Integris Credit Union , G&F Financial Group , Fusion Credit Union , Sunrise Credit Union , FirstOntario Credit Union , Northern Credit Union , SASCU , Aldergrove Credit Union , Coastal Community Credit Union, Tandia
Did you know our caring employees donate thousands of volunteer hours in our local communities through our Employee Volunteer Program every year? To support their efforts, we draw three random winners every month and give them up to a maximum of $600/year in funds to direct to a charity of their choice. We’re thrilled to introduce you to one of these winners!

Marc Salewski is the Branch Manager at the Tofino and Ucluelet Branches. He has been with Coastal Community for almost 4 years and loves getting involved with his community in many ways. This summer Marc volunteered to BBQ for the Ucluelet Free Store Society’s Fundraiser.

Marc will be donating his funds to the West Coast Multiplex Society. He grew up playing many different youth sports and would love to see a multiplex built on the West Coast. It would allow local kids opportunities to try different sports locally, instead of having to travel out of town to participate.
As part of our vision to give back to our local communities, Coastal Community was proud to support the newly created Quadra Island Foundation this summer! The organization will be using the funds to support the development of their website.
Did you know that the Credit Unions of BC offer a Bursary Program for post-secondary students?

Dates for applying:

*Fall Semester-September 1- October 15
*Winter Semester- January 1-February 15
*Spring/Summer Semester-May 1-June 15


For more information visit the Credit Union of BC Foundation website:
https://cufoundation.org/student-application/
Coastal Community was proud to the Support the Ucluelet Public Market Society through the Relief and Resiliency fund this past June. The Ucluelet Public Market was awarded $3,000 to use to update their logo and website.

Pictured from left to right: Coastal Community’s Marc Salewski , Ucluelet Public Market Society’s Nicola Kyjevska and Joy-Lynn Eyford
This summer Coastal Community was proud support Victor’s Secret in Port McNeill. The organization helps cancer patients in the North Island with their travel costs for treatment. Coastal Community awarded Victor’s Secret $3,000 from their Relief and Resiliency Fund to help these families in need.

Pictured left to right: Coastal Community's Laura Chase , Victor's Secret Cheryl Verbrugge, and Coastal Community's Janey Henschke
2020 was a year of adaptability for many organizations, and Rotary District 5020 was no exception. Last year, the organization had just received a $5,000 grant from Coastal Community Credit Union to fund a conference speaker when the event had to be canceled due to COVID-19. Rather than return the money, the two organizations worked together to create a new plan that would double the impact of the original $5,000 and target pandemic relief in Island communities.

Under the new plan, Rotary District 5020 split the $5,000 into five separate $1,000 grants dedicated to helping local clubs deliver COVID-19 related aid. Individual Island-based Rotary chapters could apply for a grant as long as they were able to double the money by adding their own $1,000 to the total. The Rotary Club of Campbell River, Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise, Rotary Club of Parksville AM, Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside and Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak successfully applied for funds.

The Parksville funds helped refurnish the Words on Wheels (WOW) bus, while the Qualicum Beach chapter supported the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army Food Bank. The Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside helped the Nanaimo Toy Drive adapt to pandemic challenges. The Nanaimo Daybreak chapter put the funds toward playground equipment for programs affected by COVID-19. In Campbell River, the Rotary club supplied Personal Protection Equipment to local community organizations.

“These funds have helped support numerous citizens and organizations adapt to COVID 19, keeping them safe and assisting community organizations to continue to provide needed services during the pandemic,” said Ken Hammer, Nanaimo Daybreak Rotarian. “Rotary clubs on Vancouver Island have always appreciated working with Coastal Community Credit Union to serve our communities.”

The Credit Union is equally appreciative of the ability to work together with local organizations to extend the reach of its community programs. “Being there for our communities and supporting people at risk is part of our DNA as a co-operative,” said Kristin Hocking, Community Experience Specialist for Coastal Community. “Joining with Rotary District 5020 to support pandemic relief was a perfect fit with our initiatives to help Islanders recover from the challenges of the past year.”


Pictured Left to Right: Mike Holyk, Daybreak Rotary, Greg Scott, Coastal Community, and Ken Hammer, Daybreak Rotary
Coastal Community was proud to support Heart Month in February! Fundraising looked a little different this year with Covid protocols being follow however, Coastal Community Employees and Members did not disappoint. Together they raised a total of $4,382.76 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation - BC & Yukon for the Vancouver Island Chapter! Congratulations to all who helped in the fundraising efforts!

Pictured Left to Right: Gireesh Nijampudi from Coastal Community and Zoey Wells from the Heart and Stroke Foundation
Meet Jillian Hewitt Assistant Manager at our Chemainus Branch! Jill has been with Coastal Community for just over a year now. When Jill isn’t working, you can find her volunteering her time at her daughters’ school. She’s the treasurer for the Discover Montessori's School Parent Group.

“Growing up my mom was always a huge part of our school and our extracurricular activities,” says Jill, “so I want to be able to do the same for my girls.”

She’s decided to donate the funds she was awarded to the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank as there is such a great need for food donations in the Cowichan Valley.


Pictured Left to Right: Sage & Jill
Coastal Community is proud to support BC Children's Hospital Foundation in Jean Up 2021! For the month of May, Coastal Community employees are wearing jeans on Thursdays to support BC Children's Hospital. Our Comox Branch is PROUD to help support this organization and BC Kids.

If you would like to donate, please use this secure link: https://secured.bcchf.ca/registrant/TeamFundrai...

Pictured from Left to Right: Diane Stevenson, Amy Farrugia, Donna Roy , Gail Van Bergen, Kathleen Roberts, and Justine Miller
We're committed to giving back to the community!
View the Pledge
220-59 Wharf Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9R 2X3
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Financial Literacy

Top employee causes

  • Health & Well-being

  • Financial Literacy

  • Animal Welfare

  • Mental Health

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

  • Financial Literacy

  • Animal Welfare

  • Mental Health

  • Food & Nutrition

Organizations our employees volunteer with
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