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Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, is a premier provider of banking, borrowing, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses throughout Van...
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We're committed to giving back to the community!
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499 Canada Ave
Duncan, British Columbia
V9L 1T7
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Arts & Culture

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Financial Literacy

Top employee causes

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Youth Development

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Youth Development

Organizations our employees volunteer with
Our average annual contributions

$866K

Dollars Donated

2K

Hours Logged by Employees

$42K

Monetary Equivalent of Hours

Social Mission
Island Savings' Full Cupboard program raises food, funds & awareness for local food banks across the region. We're proud that in 2019, together with our employees and community partners, we raised $77,550. That's the equivalent of 232,650 meals for children and families in our communities.
Some of the organizations we support
Cowichan Capitals
Parkinson Wellness Projects
Vancouver Island University
Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association
Food Banks BC
Port Theatre Society
What people are saying about us
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It is great to see a Good Company, such as Island Savings, 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 Island Savings for their contributions to building a stronger and more connected community.

Stories of our community involvement
For 25 years, First West Foundation has been giving good things back to our communities. We're excited to share #ComentsOfKindness has wrapped with thousands of messages and hundreds of charities highlighted. The charity shout-outs have been nothing short of amazing and inspiring.
Stay tuned for a full list of organizations who will receive a donation through your words of thanks.
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Through our Simple Generosity Program, we heard a story from Susan in Nanaimo how conquering her bucket list helps her family thrive. That inspired us at Island Savings to make a $2,500 donation to Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization! Here’s what they had to say: “All of us at NUKO were excited to get the phone call yesterday to let us know we are one of the lucky recipients to be receiving a donation from your Simple Generosity program. Due to COVID-19 we’ve been unable to take the students out for their regular afternoons in the community; however, through fundraising and donations, we have created a fun movement area and are slowly purchasing more items from Play With a Purpose for students to enjoy physical activities at the centre. We have also opened our doors this year for Occupational Therapist to work with some of our students. Your generous donation will help purchase more items for the movement area.”

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Feeling inspired by Simple Generosity? For information about how you can help support the Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization, visit nuko.ca
Our friends at 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre Society have been busy preparing nutritious bags of quality food to 40 adults and 70 children on a weekly basis. Thanks to a SimpleGenerosity Neighbourhood Grant, 1Up was able to provide an additional 80 food bags to the community of Victoria.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the recent Full Cupboard bottle drive put on by our Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union Mill Bay branch team. Our staff were happy to once again be out volunteering and had a great afternoon connecting with the public in the sunshine. Your donations of bottles, cans and cash amounted to just over $1,000! $1001 to be exact which will help to generate 3003 meals for those in need through our local food banks. 100% of the donation will be provided to our Full Cupboard Greatest Need account serving those food banks most in need. A big thank you to Island Return It for all of their assistance and to Country Grocer in Cobble Hill for letting us use their parking lot. Summer is a time our food banks need our assistance more than ever. To help fill the cupboard at a local food bank consider making a donation yourself. You can do so at any Island Savings location or online through our Full Cupboard partners at Food Banks BC. https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=20...
The First West Foundation is thrilled to be sending out $123,550 to 14 Island charities through our Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment grants. We know you love community and so do we!
Kudos again to the successful recipients and gratitude-filled thanks for the work you continue to champion in your communities.
The full nitty-gritty details are right here: https://bit.ly/35vzdUp
Earlier this year, the Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society was a recipient of a $10,000 First West Foundation Community Response Fund grant through the Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment connecting isolated seniors with a friendly face.
Today, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. We love our seniors and encourage everyone to share their time and talents to provide awareness and prevention of #elderabuse. We are pleased to provide funding for senior's programs across our regions.
Additionally, Silver Threads Service received a $10,000 #First West Foundation Community Response Fund grant through the same community endowment as they continue to support Victoria seniors isolated at home with social connection through meal delivery.
Through Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union SimpleGenerosity Volunteer Award, we are proud to celebrate Karen Ingle for her outstanding volunteer efforts and dedication to helping animals in need.
Karen is the driving force behind CRPaws. As one of the founding members in 2014, she dedicates hours upon hours to help vulnerable animals in her community. From arranging vet appointments, feeding cat colonies, leading as the foster coordinator, and implementing the low income spay/neuter program- she works tirelessly to keep animals safe and healthy.
Do you know an outstanding volunteer who’s made an impact in your community?
Through SimpleGenerosity Volunteer Awards, we celebrate community leaders and volunteers who help our communities thrive. Nominate a volunteer and they could be selected to make a $1,000 donation, courtesy of Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union, to a charity of their choice.
We’re on a mission to recognize amazing volunteers who are devoted to developing positive and vibrant communities. Complete the online nomination form today! https://www.islandsavings.ca/community-leadersh...

Community Response Fund grant encourages connection for Victoria seniors


It really is all about the power of human connection - at any age and stage of life. First West Foundation was thrilled to provide a $10K grant to the Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society earlier this year. The Society connects isolated seniors with a warm, welcoming face and provides assistance to support seniors in Victoria with everyday needs. And OBVS has been providing these one-to-one services for over 40 years! Thank you for the incredible work you do to support seniors in the community.
We have the best volunteers at Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union , Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union and Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union .

80 Champions of our signature cause programs, Feed the Valley and The Full Cupboard received a special treat last week. Across BC, these great team members raise food, funds and awareness for their local food bank. Since 2010, over $4 million has been raised!

Thanks Champions--your commitment to increasing food security for families across your region is very much appreciated!
We're committed to giving back to the community!
View the Pledge
499 Canada Ave
Duncan, British Columbia
V9L 1T7
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Arts & Culture

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Financial Literacy

Top employee causes

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Youth Development

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Animal Welfare

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Youth Development

Organizations our employees volunteer with
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