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Together, we make a difference

You help us make a positive impact in your local community by banking with us.

Your loyalty allows us to re-invest in our communities across Nova Scotia through volunteer activities, sponsorships and donations,  partnerships, and funding commitments for the causes that matter most to you here at home. 

Community Economic Development 

Fostering the economic growth of our communities through grants, financial support and a commitment to #BuyLocal

Youth Education and Financial Literacy 

Supporting the community leaders of tomorrow and helping people understand and improve their finances

Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship

Working to improve our environmental footprint through energy savings, green loans and financial support of protection agencies

Community Health and Wellbeing

 Championing the health of our communities through affordable housing projects, food security programs, and a sense of belonging

Credit Union Governance and DEI

Committed to the democratic structure of our credit union and the journey toward achieving our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals

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East Coast Credit Union is officially B Corp Certified

The B in B Corp stands for Benefits for All

The B Corp Movement, led by B Lab, is an independent international governing body that puts applicants through rigorous testing standards to compile an overall scorecard on the company's impacts and operations. We applied for a Certified B Corporation® because we believe our business can be a force for good and inspire change for the better. Acquiring the B Corp™ certification is our way of demonstrating a resounding commitment to our core values. Being a Certified B Corporation® indicates not only that we reached this goal, but that we continue to meet the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance set by the B Lab in their ongoing testing requirements.

Maintaining our B Corp™ status will challenge us to be continuously dedicated to our sustainable practices and reminds us to constantly consider how we are affecting our employees, community, and the environment.


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Featured impact story

Donation to the St. Andrews Seniors’ Housing Authority

East Coast CU donated a piece of land to the St. Andrews Seniors’ Housing Authority which will be used for their new ground mount solar power system. This donation will help maintain a sustainable environment.

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Donations & Sponsorships

Supporting those who support us

Giving back is deeply rooted in who we are. We take pride in helping our communities thrive by funding events and initiatives through partnerships, donations, and sponsorships.

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Community Compass Grant

Navigating forward together

  • Up to $150,000 in grants available annually
  • Open to social enterprises and registered co-operatives
  • One $40,000 top winner each year

Financial literacy

Educating our communities

East Coast CU provides support and resources to strengthen financial literacy through programs like Each One, Teach One which trains employees of financial institutions to deliver basic financial skills workshops in community settings.

Bursaries & Scholarships

Get help funding your education

Our bursary program is for students going in 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

Let’s pay it forward, Nova Scotia! Each year, through #EastCoastCUCares, staff across Nova Scotia carry out random acts of kindness throughout our communities. It’s all about being kind to one another and doing good without reward.

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