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October 29, 2014

Victoria, B.C. (October 29, 2014) — Already seeing the benefits of greater efficiency and less waste, Island Savings will pay its recent Lean learning forward to help long-time community partner Big Brothers Big Sisters reduce the time it currently takes to match a child with his or her...

October 27, 2014

$2 million endowment is the largest since the formation of the First West Foundation

Duncan, B.C. and Langley B.C. (Oct. 27, 2014) — Vancouver Island and Gulf Island communities will have a new source of much-needed community support through the merger of First West...

October 15, 2014

Langley, B.C. (Oct. 15, 2014) — First West Credit Union is helping to fight a global crisis in towns and cities across the province. According to a United Nations Report, an estimated 803 million people around the world go hungry because they do not have enough food. In Canada alone, more...

October 1, 2014

LANGLEY, B.C. (October 1, 2014) — Close to 100,000 British Columbians access food banks every month, including more than 30,000 children. In the face of this unceasing demand, First West Credit Union has given food banks across B.C. a technological shot in the arm.

As part of its...

September 17, 2014

Strong majority of Island Savings employees indicate in recent employee engagement survey that senior leaders at Island Savings are positioning the credit union for long-term success

DUNCAN, B.C. and LANGLEY, B.C. (September 17, 2014) — Island Savings and First...