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Giving back where it counts

As a co-operative, we are motivated by people not profits. Re-investing in our communities is at the heart of what we do. We proudly support our communities in a multitude of ways ensuring we all grow stronger together. 

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Sponsorship Highlight

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Proudly presented by East Coast Credit Union, the ICE Festival is BACK and bigger than ever before! Such a great chance to get out and explore during the winter weather with fun for the whole family.

From live ice carving, musical entertainment, and a visit from Sesame Street’s Elmo & Cookie Monster, learn more about each day’s schedule here.

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Impact news

Equity in education

We have proudly committed $87K to the NSCC Foundation over the next three years to fund programs focused on supporting students from underrepresented communities in our province, helping them thrive in their NSCC programs.

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Impact news

The future of home care

As a collaboration among credit unions, East Coast led the charge in organizing a $100,000 donation to the VON for their new VON Connect platform. This software will allow the VON to provide more valuable care for clients in their own homes reducing the demand on our healthcare system in Nova Scotia. Cutting edge software, VON Connect will transform the way we deliver healthcare here at home.

Partner highlight

From productive partners to firm friends

We have been a proud supporter of L’Arche Cape Breton’s day programs since 2005—participating in fundraising events each year and hosting an annual barbecue fundraiser. Over the years we have developed long lasting friendships through this valuable partnership.

Program focus

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, there is something for everyone in this program. 

Sessions provide basic and plain language financial knowledge, without ties to any products or services, with the sole goal of empowering individuals to make the right financial decisions for themselves and their families. To learn more about this unique program and how we can work with your community group, follow the link below. 

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East Coast Credit Union received a $5,000 grant from Concentra Bank (“Concentra”) in support of the Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund. Through its annual Empowering Your Community campaign, Concentra invites Canadian credit unions to submit grant applications for exceptional community projects. The Fuel Fund offers emergency relief for members of the community of Antigonish who are in immediate need of financial support to heat their homes during the winter. Funding comes from donations made by community members and local organizations, including East Coast CU.

East Coast Credit Union is proud to share that our President & CEO, Ken Shea, was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO’s by Atlantic Business Magazine. Atlantic Business Magazine honours those with corporate leadership excellence and, in 2005, Atlantic Business Magazine launched its Top 50 CEO legacy program: The Hall of Fame awards. East Coast CU is excited to announce that Ken Shea has been inducted in the Top 50 CEO’s Hall of Fame after being a five-time Top 50 CEO award winner.

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