First West Credit Union and the BC Cancer Foundation look to change cancer outcomes together

LANGLEY, B.C. – First West Credit Union and BC Cancer Foundation (BCCF) are proud to celebrate World Cancer Day by announcing a two-year partnership— including a total investment of $200,000 from First West and its regional brands Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial.

“This partnership is something that is of deep importance to us, especially when you look at the staggering impact cancer has in our communities,” says Launi Skinner, CEO at First West Credit Union. “A cancer diagnosis affects us all and we know our employees and members are proud to rally behind this mission to help save lives in our communities and beyond.”

The partnership will involve employee engagement and activation for several of BCCF’s initiatives throughout the year as well as dedicated funds going towards the greatest areas of need across the province to help advance research and innovative care.

“We’re incredibly grateful and excited to join forces with First West Credit Union to improve the future of cancer care in our province,” says Sarah Roth, President & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation. “Together, we will propel BC Cancer’s world-leading expertise to new heights, and provide real hope to the over 30,000 British Columbians this year who will hear the life-altering words ‘You have cancer.’”

This year, World Cancer Day takes place on February 4th. Led by the Union for International Cancer Control, it was initiated to raise worldwide cancer awareness, improve education, and catalyze personal and governmental action.

To learn more about the Foundation, or to join the cause, visit 

Company Information

About First West Credit Union

First West Credit Union offers members the financial strength, comprehensive product selection and extended branch network of a large financial institution while maintaining local brand identities and a unique grassroots approach to service. Led by Launi Skinner, First West is one of Canada’s largest credit unions with nearly $18.6 billion in total assets and assets under administration, more than 253,000 members and approximately 1,250 team members. It operates 45 branches throughout the province under the Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial brands. Visit for more information on First West Credit Union.

About BC Cancer Foundation

As the fundraising partner of BC Cancer and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, the BC Cancer Foundation works with donors and communities to advance research and innovate care for the people of B.C. Together, BC CAN change the outcome for each person facing this disease. BC CAN break down cancer.

Media Contacts

Josh Juhlke

Communications Manager
c: 604.309.6066 

Lindsay Abbott

Director, Corporate Relations
BC Cancer Foundation
T: 605.839.3626