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Envision Financial is a premier provider of banking, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses throughout the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Kitimat regi...
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6470 201 St
Langley, British Columbia
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Social Services

  • Financial Literacy

Top employee causes

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Youth Development

  • Education

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Youth Development

  • Education

Organizations our employees volunteer with
Our average annual contributions

$1M

Dollars Donated

7K

Hours Logged by Employees

$142K

Monetary Equivalent of Hours

Social Mission
Our social, environmental and people practices are integral to strengthening our communities and ensuring that in years to come, our credit union, our members and employees, live, work and play in a healthy and sustainable community.
Some of the organizations we support
Langley Volunteer Bureau
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley
Collaborate Delta
Food Banks BC
Food Banks BC
SOS Children's Village BC
What people are saying about us
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It is great to see a Good Company, such as Envision Financial, giving back to their local community. Local acts of kindness, volunteerism and donations help to make our country the amazing place that it is today. A big thanks to Envision Financial for their contributions to building a stronger and more connected community.

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Karen LongRibFest Langley

The Langley Ribfest and the Langley Volunteer Bureau, we are very appreciative for the support, commitment and volunteers on behalf of Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union's. It was an amazing event and showcase for Langley and the Rotary Clubs of Langley. We are extremely grateful for the cooperation of other Langley Credit Unions that came together as the "Credit Unions of Langley"...wow!

Shelina JamaniSOS Children's Village BC

Envision staff are amazing! Envision has been a great supporter of SOS Children's Village BC over the years and continue to not only want to help but are always so eager and happy which makes every project and volunteer efforts so successful. We LOVE having Envision as a part of our volunteer team and think of them as part of our SOS BC family!

Community events
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Envision Financial Run for WaterAbbotsfordSep 27, 3 - 9pm
Join us at the 2020 Envision Financial Run for Water for a day of fun activities at our booth!
Hosted by Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union.
Stories of our community involvement
We love our #communities & we know you do, too! We're proud to announce our Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment grants for 2020. We're sending out $420,486 to 33 different organizations. For a complete list of who's who & what's what, check out the link: http://bitly.ws/8RqE

On the frontlines


Join the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation Community Help Fund and donate today to support our local hospital and frontline workers.

We’re pleased to provide a $500 donation to kick start fundraising efforts and help our community thrive.


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Through the generosity and passion of our supporters, we fund and promote outstanding healthcare at Delta Hospital and in our community. We are grateful for our community's support of critical needs at Delta Hospital. Hospital staff are working around the clock to keep our community healthy and safe. The Delta Hospital COVID-19 Response Fund will support equipment needs related to COVID-19. By making a charitable gift in support of our COVID-19 Fund, you can help us to ensure our staff and patients have access to the very best equipment and resources possible.

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https://dhchfoundation.ca/

Keeping families safe


Sending thanks and a $500 donation from the Community Help Fund of Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation to our friends at Reach Child and Youth Development Society to support the purchase of PPE supplies. Join us and donate today and help keep families safe.


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Reach Child and Youth Development Society (REACH) is a value based non-profit organization that has been providing support services to children and youth with special needs and their families for over 60 years. In response to needs within our communities, REACH has developed a wide variety of programs and services over the years that serve Delta, Surrey and Langley.

In addition to children with autism, children from birth to nineteen years of age with an array of developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, learning and physical disabilities as well as behavioural and mental-health challenges all benefit from the range of support systems offered by REACH.

Each year over 1,200 children benefit from programs and services at Reach. Our family-centered, individualized and responsive approach means that families experience success and each child is given the opportunity to reach their potential.

At the onset of Covid-19, we very quickly had to alternatives to continue to support our REACH families. For parents with a child with special needs, these times are even more stressful and challenging so it is vital that we remain connected to offer them support and tools to manage day to day.

With our group and in-person therapy programs cancelled since the onset of COVID-19, we have been working hard to maintain virtual contact and services to carry on with therapy sessions, provide parents tools and materials, offer counselling and support to our vulnerable children and families as best as we can. Our goal is to assist with challenging behaviours and work with parents to develop strategies to continue their children's Individualized Education Therapy Plan (IEP) within their homes.

Additionally, Covid-19 has resulted in a dramatic increase in the the number of children and families who are in need of REACH Counselling services as as result of the added stressors and impact on mental health and well-being.

As we enter Phase two of the Covid re-start plan, we are having to purchase a lot of PPE to ensure the safety of all of our staff, children and families as we begin resume in-person services.

Our priority is to ensure that we have the necessary PPE and safety equipment in place to safely resume the programs that are most effectively done in-person such as out Autism therapies and Counselling. We are most grateful for any support the community can offer with PPE or donations for purchases.






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https://www.reachchild.org/giving/

Caring for local families


Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation are donating $500 from our Community Help Fund to help raise funds for local moms, dads and caregivers. Join us!


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Mamas for Mamas is a charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles.

We are committed to giving a hand up, not just a hand out to those struggling by providing them with essential needs. We are actively engaging with multiple levels of government and non-profit agencies; together we are working to change the systems that contribute to the vicious cycle of poverty, mental health issues, housing, and food insecurity.

In typical Mamas style we have created a task force to help all those affected by this pandemic; whether that be financially, emotionally or physically. We are banding together to #Respondlikeamother.

As Mamas, we tend to take care of everyone else first, to make sure our children, partners and parents’ needs are met. Keeping on trend, we recognize this is not just a Mamas issue, but an everyone issue. It is time to build longer tables, not higher fences.

Let’s gather at the table the seniors that do not have the ability to leave their homes to buy groceries. The mothers patiently waiting for their child tax benefit to come through to buy their essentials. The single dad that is unable to work because he needs to stay home and care for his children. Big picture, we all need to come to the table.

Poverty in our community is going to increase significantly over the next days, weeks and months. The long term effects will be catastrophic to those on a limited income.

So today we ask you to join us by contributing whatever you can bring to the table. We all know someone, or many people who will need help in the coming weeks and months. It starts here and now.

It takes a village to raise a child, and it is going to take a resilient and dedicated community to raise the bar on how we treat each other in times of uncertainty. Let us be the example of how a community can #respondlikeamother

This digital fundraiser will be in support of maintaining the emergency and crisis relief support required for the clients of our at-risk program that will continue to fill the gaps in poverty relief. Poverty comes in all forms, and we all need to make sure our mamas and their families have their bases covered.

We will continue to be on the front lines and working with other agencies to come together, gather our resources and get them to the people who need them. We are as always providing a hand up, not a hand out.

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https://www.mamasformamas.ca

Community Help Fund


We're pleased to provide a $500 grant from the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation Community Help Fund to further the efforts of MOSAIC and its programs for families in our community.


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Since 1976, MOSAIC has worked to strengthen communities by supporting newcomers in building their new lives in Canada.

MOSAIC provides comprehensive programs and services for refugees, immigrants, migrant workers and refugee claimants in BC, furthering the success and sense of belonging of individuals from diverse backgrounds and enriching communities.

Donations will help MOSAIC continue to make a difference for newcomers with:
• Assistance through our newly launched Health Navigator program to navigate online portals for COVID-19 self assessment, available in 18 languages

• Help for families with virtual school work, story time, music and English language training

• Emotional support and safety planning for women experiencing gender-based violence

• Assistance with applications for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and other supports

• Social connections from virtual practice sessions of the Multicultural Seniors Choir to online peer support gatherings



Donate


https://www.mosaicbc.org/about/donate/donation-form/

Volunteers needed to mentor local youth


One of the most valuable gifts we have to give is our time. The Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation Community Help Fund is donating $500 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley mentoring programs. Learn more and donate or register to volunteer today!


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We continue to look for volunteers to become mentors to young people in the community. We expect the need for mentors to grow significantly over the next 18 months.
For some, volunteering is not an option so a donation helps us with our recruitment of volunteers and with our programming costs.

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http://www.mentoringworks.ca
A Community Help Fund donation of $500 from Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation is on its way to Chilliwack Hospice Society to help kickstart their fundraising efforts. COVID-19 restrictions have impacted planned giving opportunities--join us and help keep programs in place to help those in need.

Name of Charity


Chilliwack Hospice Society

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We support adults, teens and children who are facing terminal illness, or grieving the loss of a loved one. With help from the community we can continue to offer all of our programs and services free of charge to those who need it. Programs such as 1-to-1 Grief support, Hearts can Heal, Grief support for Children, Horse Whisperer Grief Camp for Children & Teens, Relaxation Therapy for those with terminal illness, Supportive Walking Program, Traumatic Loss Grief Groups, and much more. With COVID-19 we have lost all of our fundraising opportunities, donations are very much reduced, our Thrift store had to remain closed for many weeks. All of this has had a devastating effect on our finances at a time when people need our programs and services now more than ever. We hope you will see the importance of the support that we offer to the community and you might consider helping us with financial support. Thank you

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http://chilliwackhospice.org/

Strengthening local families


The Community Help Fund from Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation is sending a grant of $500 to our friends SOS Children's Village BC to jumpstart their fundraising efforts. Join us and help local families.


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My name is Shelina and I’m a full-time member of the Development team at SOS Children’s Village BC. I have three amazing children, a wonderful husband, and two curious dogs. To keep myself busy in my ‘off time’, I also run my own tea shop and teach prenatal classes.

Then along came COVID-19. I’ve had to close my business, I am not teaching any classes, and I am home with my family 24/7. Along with the surprising challenges of working from my dining room, this ‘forced’ family time has been my blessing. The other night, when I was having trouble falling asleep, I began to wonder about the homeless youth in our communities and how the global pandemic might be affecting them. I felt a swell of sadness and worry.

Six years ago, there was a youth standing outside our office in the pouring rain, so naturally I invited him in. This young man had no jacket and was shivering – he was waiting for a ride that never came. We chatted for quite some time and as he relaxed into the environment, I asked him if he would like something to eat. He ended up polishing off the lunches of two staff members. He shared with me that he had been in many different foster homes before aging out of care. He said that his defense mechanism was to make himself unlovable before his newest family had a chance to reject him.

With his permission he was immediately referred to the Transition to Adulthood (TTA) team. They supported him in finding safe accommodation, purchasing food and other necessities, and getting employment. The inner strength of these youth is always inspiring, and we nurture their natural resilience by providing a safe and stable relationship with a caring youth worker. At SOS BC we practice what we preach every day: “Once an SOS kid, always an SOS kid”. As a graduate of the TTA program he can reach out to us at any time as part of our community of belonging. After all, how many of your kids have come back home between lumps and bumps? We do not stop being parents when our kids leave the nest.

Please give what you can, and let these kids know that they do matter! With your gift you are sending them a clear message: SOS BC is their forever home and people are paying attention. Thank you in advance for continuing to be our Village through thick and thin.

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https://www.sosbc.org/what-can-you-do/leave-the-light-on-campaign/

Coming together for our community


Increased need for services coupled with reduced avenues to fundraise, make this a difficult time for many charities. The Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation Community Help Fund was designed to help organizations SHARE stories on how they support our community. The Fund will be donating $500 to help SHARE's fundraising efforts.


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SHARE, the largest social services agency serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody (the Tri-Cities) and our neighbouring communities, endeavours to connect, engage and strengthen all individuals and families in our region. With an ever growing population, our vision remains steadfast; to provide continued leadership, services and programming in a community that welcomes everyone to live, participate, contribute and reach their full potential.

Our programs and services focus on building inclusive service hubs that wrap around the ever evolving needs of the communities’ we serve. Those needs have certainly be affected by COVID-19. This pandemic has heightened the challenges already experienced by many who rely on our services and it has created a need for support among many additional individuals and families. We are continuing our essential services to the community including our food bank, affordable housing program, and programs for children, seniors, and refugees.

Funding from the community would help make a difference in the immediate service we are providing the community, especially in our Food Bank and our seniors, housing, and family programs. This is a stressful time for members of our community in so many different ways, including job security, food security, child care, mental health and housing security and SHARE wants to continue to be here for our community, as we have been for over 47 years. We remain committed to being part of the solution to assist people in staying connected and well in every way we can. We are very grateful for the community support we have received, which has allowed us to wrap around our our community’s needs during this uncertain time.

As SHARE works to continue our programs and support our community through this difficult time, we have had many community members and clients volunteer to sew masks in order to give back to the community. It is so powerful to see our community come together and support each other. Many of our children clients are also making things to support their community - hearts with messages, writing messages to front line workers on rocks and clapping at 7pm each night. A great reminder that we are all in this together.

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https://sharesociety.ca/donate-to-share

Community Help Fund


Learn more about how the Kidney Foundation, BC & Yukon is supporting kidney and transplant patients during the COVID crisis. To help kickstart fundraising efforts, a $500 donation from the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation Community Help Fund is on its way.


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Kidney Foundation, BC & Yukon Branch's KIDNEY COVID19 Response:

Kidney & transplant patients have compromised immune systems and are at high-risk for developing a serious form of COVID-19. They are asked to stay at home, many transplants have been postponed. Thus, many must start or continue dialysis indefinitely – requiring timely, accurate information and emotional support. The mental health impact of this mandated isolation is far reaching. Kidney patients in low-income households face further barriers in staying safe.

We are addressing their needs with the following activities, please consider your support of our work:

1. Short-Term-Financial Assistance (STFA) Program:

Providing financial assistance grants to kidney patients in low-income households. We anticipate further eligible requests to come from those experiencing layoffs, loss of income. Program includes medical equipment for home care, dental assistance, transportation support with gas cards for dialysis appointments, grocery store cards so patients may maintain a healthy, restricted diet.

2. Mental Health and Well Being, Social Inclusion, mobilizing the power of community volunteers

Kidney Check In: Mobilizing (multilingual) community volunteers, also impacted by kidney disease, to connect with kidney patients and their caregivers through friendly phone calls to check on how they are coping, providing a listening ear. They refer questions to staff for follow up as needed and record anonymized patient data/concerns to help improve our ability to serve this population. Staff run ongoing trainings / provide materials created for this new initiative.

3. Health information & navigation, disseminating information and knowledge

A) Health Hub and Information Resource Center: Our Patient Services team is on the frontline via phone / email to provide patients and caregivers with up-to-date information on living well with kidney disease through this time.

B) Kidney COVID 19 Response Video Launch: We created and launched a new series of videos titled, We’ve Got You Covered for COVID to bring vital information to the kidney community online: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1xafqJq-rs3J_IRWBSmiBla-Ws_7TxSF

By keeping kidney patients mentally and physically well through this time, we can prevent further health complications down the road. Togehter, we can ensure all kidney patients are safe - resilient and ready to come through this together. Thank you for your consideration of support!

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http://www.kidneyresponsefundbcy.ca
We're committed to giving back to the community!
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6470 201 St
Langley, British Columbia
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Social Services

  • Financial Literacy

Top employee causes

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Youth Development

  • Education

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Youth Development

  • Education

Organizations our employees volunteer with
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