Community

East Coast Credit Union’s successes originate from our community rooted branch network through our members and employees. In building a tradition of community mindedness, East Coast Credit Union strives to live our cooperative values through our continued and strong support of the community with countless hours of volunteerism as well as philanthropic support to multiple organizations.
East Coast Credit Union is committed to supporting the needs of its membership and accepts applications seeking financial support throughout the year.

Economic Development

Financial Advice
  • Each One Teach One Workshops are conducted by our staff members. Find out more here
  • It’s a Money Thing has videos and infographics on many financial topics
Youth
  • We are pleased to be able to support our youth with bursaries to help them pursue post-secondary education.
  • We sponsor the Junior Achievement program with various important initiatives including Platinum Sponsorship of the Business Hall of Fame.
Environmental Responsibility
  • We have partnered with Nova Scotia Nature Trust as a Conservation Friend in the 2017 Connecting with Nature series.
  • East Coast Credit Union supports green electricity with Bullfrog Power. You can read more about our Bullfrog Power partnership here.
  • In 2016, we became a member of the Antigonish Community Energy Coop, a newly formed cooperative that came together to advocate the adoption of solar energy. www.acecoop.ca
Support organizations that improve quality of life of our members
  • We have matched funds-raised by our members for a number of causes over the last few years including:
    • Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts for those affected by hurricanes, floods and wildfires
    • Humbolt Broncos Junior Hockey team
  • We are proud supporters of L’Arche Cape Breton since 2005
  • We support critical health facilities across Nova Scotia including:
    • St. Martha’s Regional Hospital
    • QEII Health Science Centre Foundation
    • IWK Foundation
    • Aberdeen Hospital Foundation
  • Branches hold local events including:
    • Our Port Hawkesbury staff biked for a good cause at the 2017 and 2018 #BigBikeRide for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
    • Charity Walks
    • Barbeques in support of L’Arche Cape Breton
    • Strawberry shortcakes sales for the Antigonish Community Food Bank
    • Community clean-ups
    • Food drives
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake
Find more information about our accomplishments at our Awards and Recognition page.

We strive to help our community in any way we can, large or small.
Thank you to our staff, our members, and our community for your continued support.

 

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