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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Creating capacity and bettering lives in our communities.

We believe in supporting local non-profit and charitable organizations that serve the most vulnerable in our communities. Through Lead Well, our social vision, we encourage our employees to volunteer with local organizations in the social sector to help our communities thrive.

 

TOGETHER WE CAN END CANCER

We are proud to announce a new two-year partnership with the BC Cancer Foundation with a total investment of $200,000.

We know this is near and dear to our employees, members, and communities when 1 in 2 British Columbians are impacted by cancer— this alarming statistic tells us the need is immense and the time to act is now.

Our partnership will involve employee engagement and activation for several of BCCF’s initiatives throughout the year as well as dedicated funds going towards the greatest areas of need across the province to help advance research and innovative care.

To learn more about the Foundation, or to join the cause, visit bccancerfoundation.com.

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HOW WE HELP

 

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Our employees spent 980 hours helping those in need and building our local communities in 2021.

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Feed The Valley—our signature cause program—raised $288,631 in 2021, equivalent to 577,262 meals for British Columbians

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First West Foundation, the credit union's companion charity, has been working to create resilient and resourceful communities since 1996.

COMMUNITY CREW

We have paused the Community Crew program due to Covid-19 restrictions. Our youth ambassadors will be out in the community as soon as it is safe to do so.

The Valley First Community Crew is a youth ambassador program designed to develop leadership skills and provide an opportunity for students to act as role models while giving back to our local communities. Throughout the year, our team of university students attend your favourite local community events, and offer free activities such as face painting, playing giant jenga, giving out fun items, and more. In addition to this, during the summer, each Crew member has a unique volunteer placement with one of our non-profit partners. 

For more information on the program, please contact Meaghan Caruana, Sr Marketing & Community Investment Specialist at mcaruana@firstwestcu.ca or 250-488-5447.

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VALLEY FIRST IN THE COMMUNITY


We believe in the power of partnership, working together to achieve social impact and make a difference in our communities.

 

SIMPLE GENEROSITY

Through volunteer awards and neighbourhood grants we are celebrating community leadership, volunteerism and initiatives that help our communities thrive.

SPONSORSHIP REQUESTS

We want to partner with like-minded organizations to create good things in our communities through high impact, socially motivated programming and events.

TENT PROGRAM

Did you know that Valley First lends out marquee tents to non-profit organizations?

 


GIVING BACK


We are proud to be partners with Do Some Good in our commitment to building a community of like-minded, socially responsible community leaders who positively impact our non-profit sector with their time and talent.

​Do Some Good’s mission is to leverage the power of technology to increase overall citizen engagement, building stronger and more connected communities. Working together, volunteers, non-profit organizations and businesses can make a collective impact.

 

 
 
 
 

BECOME PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

Join our team and inspire positive change in our communities while you grow in your career. 

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