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Banking that goes further

As a member of East Coast Credit Union, you are more than just a number; you're part of a financial cooperative dedicated to serving the communities where we live and work.

Through donations and sponsorships, unique products and programming, educational workshops and training, community partnerships and grant funding, we believe in using business as a force for good.

East Coast Credit Union is officially B Corp Certified

Benefits for all

Officially acquiring our B Corp™ Certification is our way of demonstrating a resounding commitment to our core values. It indicates not only that we have reached a goal, but that we are committed to continuing to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance. We truly believe in using business as a force for good.

Follow the link below to learn more about our B Corp profile and the B Corp Movement. 

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East Coast Credit Union Community Impact Pillars

Our community impact journey has evolved from our cooperative principles to a Community Impact (CI) Framework in 2020 and now to our latest Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Framework in 2024.

Initially, our CI Framework focused on voluntary initiatives, philanthropy, community engagement, and ethical business practices. However, our approach has since advanced to encompass a broader scope, incorporating not only social impact but also environmental considerations. Our new framework tracks our carbon footprint, workplace culture, DEI Strategy, and ongoing community impact efforts.

Check out our Annual Report's Community Impact section for progress updates and new community impact projects. Together we can truly make a difference.

Annual Report





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Donations & sponsorships

Supporting those who support us

We take pride in helping our communities thrive by funding events and initiatives through partnerships, donations, and sponsorships. Apply for community funding through our Do Some Good platform.

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Community Compass Grant

Navigating forward together

A unique program granting a total of $150,000 to social enterprises and registered co-operatives working to make sustainable changes in our province. Our grant opens each fall and focuses on supporting local organizations with an enterprising approach to community impact. 

Financial literacy workshops

Each One. Teach One.

A no-obligation Canadian Credit Union program, volunteer East Coast staff deliver easy-to-understand community workshops on a variety of money management topics. From basic budgeting to home ownership, find out more below. 

Bursaries & scholarships

Investing in your future

Supporting the community leaders of tomorrow, our student bursary program is for students going on to their first year of post-secondary education.

Awards are based on community and school involvement, rather than grades.

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Encouraging kindness in our communities

Our annual #EastCoastCUCares program features East Coast Credit Union employees across Nova Scotia carrying out random acts of kindness in our communities. It’s all about being a good neighbour. Follow us on social media to see where we pop up next!

You can count on us

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