First West Credit Union

January 13, 2015 - Ryan Visscher - in Lean
Slimming waste with a First West kaizen
January 5, 2015 - Jackie Baron - in Leadership
Join our board - We're now accepting nominations
November 20, 2014 - Susan Byrom - in Community
3 ways First West’s partnership approach enhanced our community impact.
November 14, 2014 - - in Model
Island Savings members approve by majority a special resolution to join First West
August 27, 2014 - Kam Raman - in Lean
3 reasons Lean does team and project work better
August 26, 2014 - - in People
Mentorship program reveals ocean of possibilities for Zimbabwe co-operative leader

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Winter is a hard time for me physically. Some people are affected by the dark nights. Others by the cold weather. For me, it’s the chocolate, the baking, the extra whip and marshmallows on the hot cocoa. It’s so hard, in fact, that I’ve been known to break out the “fat pants”—you know that go-to pair that’s ever-so-wonderfully less snug around the waste. Unfortunately, those extra pounds and inches that I almost magically accumulate can’t stay...


We're now accepting nominations from candidates interested in standing for election to our board of directors.

The current First West board is composed of 15 directors who lead and oversee the credit union by setting strategic direction, working closely with management to maximize financial performance, representing the interests of members, establishing the credit union’s risk appetite and upholding First West’s vision and values.

For 2015, the board is seeking...


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Members of Island Savings and First West Credit Union share how important being a credit union member is to them.