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Interior Savings is a member-owned, community-based credit union serving the BC Interior with a network of 21 branches and 16 insurance offices; two specialized Commercial Servi...
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678 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 6P3
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Family Care

  • Mental Health

Top employee causes

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Youth Development

  • Environment

  • Sports and Recreation

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Youth Development

  • Environment

  • Sports and Recreation

Organizations our employees volunteer with
Our average annual contributions

$407K

Dollars Donated

9K

Hours Logged by Employees

$189K

Monetary Equivalent of Hours

Social Mission
We’ve set our sights on making an impact in four key areas:
• Empowering Parents with young children
• Supporting mental wellness through all stages of life
• Maintaining social connection with age
• Supporting a strong cooperative local economy
Together, we’re helping to build and support communities where people are welcomed, encouraged, supported and cared for. Where everyone can find the connections, confidence, and skills to not only enjoy life but fulfill their potential too.
Some of the organizations we support
North Okanagan Optimist Club
Community Recreational Initiatives Society
Fat Cat Children's Festival
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
CRIS Adaptive Adventures
Kelowna Child Care Society
What people are saying about us
Karma LacoffCreative Okanagan

Interior Savings financial and staff support for the KidZone at the 2017 West Kelowna World Music Festival provided opportunities for kids to engage with music, art and physical activities. This year activities featured drum workshops, Indigenous First Nations interactive storytelling, circus yoga, visual art workshops led by the Suk'ʷTəmsqilxʷ West Kelowna Arts Council and two bouncy houses. All experienced while being exposed to music from various cultural traditions represented in our community on our main stage!

Picture of Jeremy LugowyLogo of United Way Southern Interior BC
Jeremy LugowyUnited Way Southern Interior BC

Interior Savings is a community champion. They continue to be a leader in the community as is evident by their community mantra: "We measure success by the success of our members and the strength of the communities we live in together. Simply, we’re here to help our members create more local money. Because the more we create together, the more vibrant our economy and our communities become." They walk the talk. We are so very proud to be a valued partner of such a wonderful organization!

Ayn LexiKelowna and District Safety Council

We were so happy to have Interior Savings Credit Union staff spend part of their Thursday afternoon with us during their Day of Difference. What a great group! They spent their time helping us spruce up the Little Travellers Safety Village with the addition of a lot of bright new colors everywhere! You guys Rock! #localmoneylocalgood

Stories of our community involvement
It's Family Literacy week in the Thompson-Nicola region and we’re excited to Unplug and Play! Join us until the 30th to connect, play and learn together as a family! Follow the link to read more about the events that will be taking place in Barriere, Chase, Clearwater, Kamloops, and Merritt!
https://bit.ly/3iEXyx3
Our Care Home Connection contest has come to a close and we're thrilled to share that instead of ten, we have TWELVE care homes that will each be receiving $1700 to put towards purchasing tablets so their residents can stay in touch with families and friends.
• Sun Pointe Village, Kelowna
• Forest View Place, Clearwater
• Ponderosa Lodge, Kamloops
• Village at Smith Creek, West Kelowna
• Jackson House, Ashcroft
• Gateby Care Center, Vernon
• Thompson View Lodge, Ashcroft
• Brookhaven Care Home, West Kelowna
• Three Links Manor, Kelowna
• Parkside Community Assisted Living, Chase
• Mission Creek Landing, Kelowna
• Cottonwoods Extended Care, Kelowna
Huge thanks to Interior Savings for their generous donation towards much needed play-based equipment! This will contribute to the healthy development of children who attend our free Family Play Time program, and four of our child care centres around the Okanagan- also, it will up the fun factor for these kids! 😊

“Investments in our community are especially critical right now”, says Kathy Conway, CEO of Interior Savings. “2020 has been a difficult year, particularly for young families. We are inspired by the Y’s commitment and ingenuity as they adapt their programming to continue helping families while creating opportunities for children to grow, explore and thrive. We are pleased to lend our support.”

We cannot thank the credit union enough and continue to be impressed by their dedication to bettering our community. ❤

#InteriorSavings #LocalMoneyLocalGood #KelownaStrong #YMCADonors #YMCAOkanagan

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Community Investment Fund recipient #3

YMCA of Okanagan Association is expanding their playing to learn curriculum to the outdoors of their care centres at Little Scholars (Okanagan College), Young Parents Program (Kelowna Secondary School), Queen’s Park (Penticton) and the new Dilworth Mountain Child Care Centre.

Using the outdoor space as an extension of the classroom, they’ll create safe play areas that incorporate natural and interactive learning elements for children to explore and develop their literacy skills. Learning in the natural environment positively impacts their health and wellness, and gives care providers another avenue to make learning fun. We all know how much more motivating it is when learning is fun.

To assist with this expansion, Interior Savings provided funding in the amount of $20,000 to allow for the purchase of outdoor educational elements and learning materials such as: outdoor art easels, musical instruments, science experiment equipment, mud kitchens, movable construction elements and natural seating. Not only will this investment help children build their literacy skills but also begin to foster an appreciation for the outdoors and its impact on one’s wellbeing. The expansion is expected to launch in the spring of 2021.
Community Invest Fund recipient #2
Métis Community Services Society of BC provides holistic, family-centered, wrap around services to those in need with an emphasis on aboriginal people, specifically Métis. The local chapter in Kelowna has identified a critical need exasperated by the pandemic: keeping their elders socially connected.
To achieve that, they’ve created the Little Elders Workshop: an opportunity for small groups of elders to come together (COVID guidelines in place) to learn and make traditional crafts as gifts for children in the community. Led by Métis artists in a train-the-trainer style workshop, elders will gain cultural knowledge and skills, and then play an important role in sharing traditional culture with younger generations in early years programming, schools and special events. It will also allow the elders to nurture their own connection to their culture as many are survivors of residential schools and lack the traditional teachings of the generations that came before them.
This program is a fit with our impact area Maintaining Social Connection with Age. Interior Savings provided $3000 to cover the costs of facilitation of the Little Elders Workshop. The program is intended to launch later this month.
***This photo was taken last year, when it was safe to all be close together😊
Community Investment Fund recipient #1
The Kamloops Elizabeth Fry Society Family Stepping Stones (FSS) program provides long term, safe, supportive housing and individualized programming to keep families together while preparing them for the transition to independent living, and a new chapter in their lives.
A new component of FSS, the Family Gardening Project leverages a large yard that already exists on-site, and is easily accessible to those families that live there. Those in the program will learn how to grow and preserve food, as well as learn about healthy eating habits, meal preparation and budgeting. It will promote bonding between mothers and their children, and contribute to lower stress and improved mental health. If you’re a gardener, you know yourself how impactful this hobby can be on your well-being.
A nice fit with our impact area 'Empowering Parents', Interior Savings provided $15,000 to allow for the purchase of gardening supplies including a shed, tools, fencing and fruit trees – all the elements needed to launch this project. Not only will this program benefit current residents, but also future residents and partner agencies in the Kamloops area.
We look forward to seeing this program launch in the spring of 2021!🥕
We’re pleased to announce that three projects have been approved for funding through the fall allocation of the Community Investment Fund: a new gardening program to build foundational life skills, a program to help First Nation elders stay socially connected, and a program to support early childhood literacy.
Since 2007, the Interior Savings Community Investment Fund has provided over $1.6 million in seed money to help launch 140 programs that are empowering people in our communities to reach their potential. Eligible projects must have a plan to become self-sustaining, have a far-reaching, positive impact on the community and demonstrate alignment with one or more of Interior Savings’ community impact objectives.
Throughout the week we'll be sharing more information on the three amazing projects that received funding.
Do you know of a new or substantially expanding program that needs a financial boost? Could it be a fit with our Community Investment Fund? Please share the link to our guidelines and application form here: https://bit.ly/3mdGrnk
The Northills Insurance Branch wore our Ugly Sweaters for United Way! United Way TNC Interior Savings
OK Falls branch dresses up in their ugly sweaters to support United Way! Interior Savings @unitedway United Way Southern Interior BC
Ugly Sweaters for United Way. Our branch and Insurance office showing their Christmas Spirit supporting the United Way! United Way Southern Interior BC Interior Savings
We're committed to giving back to the community!
View the Pledge
678 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 6P3
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Family Care

  • Mental Health

Top employee causes

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Youth Development

  • Environment

  • Sports and Recreation

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Youth Development

  • Environment

  • Sports and Recreation

Organizations our employees volunteer with
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