First West Credit Union

April 11, 2016 - Jackie Baron - in Model
Special Resolution voting period opens April 18, 2016
April 7, 2016 - Tom Webster - in Company
First West continued its trend of strong growth in 2015, while moving ahead with major projects
March 30, 2016 - - in People
Local business icon Shelley Besse celebrates remarkable 30-year career with the same organization
December 22, 2015 - - in Lean
Explore First West’s application of Lean principles with the following videos
November 24, 2015 - David Lanphear - in People
If someone asked you why your credit union matters, what would you tell them? How would you articulate it?
November 2, 2015 - Shawn Neumann - in Leadership
Shawn Neumann, First West's board chair, discusses how competitive advantage is gained or lost on a leader's ability to create meaning and trust

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Special Resolutions voting period runs from 9 a.m. on April 18 to 5 p.m. on April 29. 

The First West annual general meeting (AGM) will be held in three sessions:

  • The Valley First session will be held on May 9, 2016 at the Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey, Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.
  • The Envision Financial session will be held on May 11, 2016, at the Sheraton Guildford, 15269 104...


For a second consecutive year, we achieved financial results that were comparable to last year’s despite the challenging economic environment. The steadfast focus, passion and engagement of the First West team, coupled with the strong performance from our subsidiaries, impacted our overall financial performance. We also exceeded our target for membership growth—one of our most important success factors for the long-term health of our credit union, bringing our net new members...


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Making positive changes always starts with being able to identify tasks or behaviours that take time away from the effort or resources needed to satisfy our members. We refer to these valueless...