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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
Food Banks BC
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley
Chemainus Theatre Festival Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island
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

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!
Another week, another wave of First West Foundation Community Response funding is hitting the streets in the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union regions of First West Credit Union.
Join us as we celebrate an additional $92,500 set to arrive in communities across British Columbia with six more grants going out to organizations making a meaningful impact during COVID-19.
Looking for more details on this fifth wave of grantees and the previous ones as well? We've got you covered! Check out the link below for all of the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union , Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment recipients in 2021: https://bit.ly/3xA7u1S
Since having kids I always wanted to be hands on as a parent and be apart of any sport or organization they were apart of. Recently I was on the Board of Directors for Salt Spring Youth Baseball Association as we as Team Manager for my daughters softball team. Being apart of it all helped me feel closer to them both as a parent and a Team Leader. Being a roll model for them as well as others. On top of these rolls I have also managed my son's Soccer Team. Last year when COVID hit everything came to a halt and we sure missed being out on the field. We have just started up Baseball again and there are some very happy kids out there. I'm happy to be apart of it and help fund raise for our youth on Salt Spring. Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union #leadwell
We stand on our tiptoes with thanks for the over 13 million volunteers across Canada from coast to coast to coast as we celebrate National Volunteer Week 2021!
And we take a moment to celebrate our Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, Enderby & District Financial, a division of First West CU, Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union and Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union colleagues who lead well and give back to their communities with so much love.
The credit union ethos is all about community and we celebrate the staff volunteers of First West Credit Union, the divisions and the charitable arm, First West Foundation. We are tremendously proud of the incredible work you do and the creative ways you have found to give back over this past year. It's all been about the pivot! You've made soup, delivered food, bought groceries for your neighbour who can't get out, handmade baby blankets for at-risk families, donated extra funds, walked to raise funds for charity, written cards and notes to seniors in care; to name just a very few.
Happy National Volunteer Week and thank you for sending so much love out into your community.
The fourth wave of First West Foundation 2021 Community Response Fund funding is about to drop. Join us as we celebrate an additional $110,800 set to arrive in communities across British Columbia with a dozen additional grants going out to organizations making such a meaningful impact during COVID-19.
Looking for more details on this wave of grantees and the previous ones as well? Look no further! Be sure to check out the link below for all of the Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment, Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment and Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment recipients so far in 2021: https://bit.ly/3a5Io0E
The third wave of First West Foundation 2021 Community Response Fund funding has hit the streets. We celebrate an additional $81K landing in communities across British Columbia with 10 more grants sent out to organizations making such a meaningful impact during COVID-19.
Curious about this wave of grantees and the previous ones? Be sure to check out the link for all of the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment, Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment recipient details: https://bit.ly/3uhhACl
Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union & Enderby & District Financial, a division of First West CU region friends, funding is still available, please visit https://bit.ly/3c5BjgA to apply.

Nourish Cowichan gets added boost from Foundation Community Response Fund


With the help of a second $10,000 grant from the First West Foundation Community Response Fund, Nourish Cowichan is currently serving over 16 schools in the Cowichan Valley, supplementing breakfasts, doing lunches & snacks for youth-at-risk in local schools. They also help provide 400+ weekend grocery bags to children to take home on Fridays. Pivoting during COVID-19, the Society delivered 6,200+ hampers to children & families from March to August.
Today we celebrate the second wave of First West Foundation's Community Response Fund recipients - 14 more to be exact and another $130,500 going into our community charities on the frontlines of support during the ongoing global pandemic.
Curious about this wave of grantees? Be sure to check out the link for all of the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment, Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment recipient details: https://bit.ly/3ty2JDb
Stay tuned for all the excitement as we share the good in our communities and the funds and programs helping those in need.
We are here to support you. Missed the first few waves? Fear not, there is still time to apply for the Community Response Fund: https://bit.ly/3c5BjgA

Stay tuned, later this month another wave of grants will roll out!
Is your organization looking for funding? First West Foundation is here to lift-up our #communities with the $500,000 Community Response Fund designed to support local charities through the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic in all regions: Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union, Enderby & District Financial, a division of First West CU and Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union.
The first wave has been distributed and the second will go out next week but funds are still available. Find out more about this year’s Community Response Fund or to apply today visit: http://bit.ly/3rknSiZ
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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