Read the latest media releases from First West Credit Union

September 3, 2021

Community rallies together to provide $319,675 to local charities through First West Credit Union’s #CommentsOfKindness

Langley, B.C. – The First West Foundation, though its Simple Generosity Comments of Kindness program is donating $319,675 to 624 local charities that support our communities across BC. The program… Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

First West seeking the public’s help to distribute $250,000 to local charities through #CommentsOfKindness

LANGLEY, B.C. – First West Credit Union, and its philanthropic partner, First West Foundation, has launched the second phase of its Simple Generosity program—#CommentsOfKindness. The program encourages the public to… Continue Reading

March 30, 2021

First West announces $50,000 donation to Food Banks BC

LANGLEY, B.C. –First West Credit Union recently made a significant donation to Food Banks BC to support the fight against hunger in local communities. “We have close partnerships with local… Continue Reading

March 10, 2021

First West invests in new fund created by Active Impact Investments aimed at accelerating climate tech solutions

Active Impact Investments raises $41M for climate tech fund in just eight weeks   VANCOUVER, BC- Active Impact Investments recently launched a new fund to help start-ups across North America… Continue Reading

January 27, 2021

First West Foundation celebrates 25 years of helping communities thrive

LANGLEY, B.C. – 2021 is a special year for the First West Foundation, the philanthropic partner of First West Credit Union. It marks 25 years since the organization was created… Continue Reading

August 25, 2020

DBRS Morningstar confirms First West Credit Union at BBB (high) rating, stable trend again in 2020

LANGLEY, B.C. – DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) has confirmed a Long-Term Issuer Rating of BBB (high) and both a Short-Term Issuer Rating and a Short-Term Instruments Rating of R-1 (low)… Continue Reading

July 9, 2020

First West Foundation grants $732,737 to local charities, adding to historic year of giving

LANGLEY, B.C. - The First West Foundation, through its four community endowments— Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial— is granting a total of 64 grants… Continue Reading

June 26, 2020

First West Credit Union set to implement FICANEX AI-powered chatbot solution this year

LANGLEY, B.C. - FICANEX® is pleased to announce that First West Credit Union is the latest financial institution to have chosen to adopt this year. Equipped with AI-powered capabilities,… Continue Reading

June 9, 2020

First West Credit Union launches unique initiative to boost local economies while supporting food banks through its regional brands

LANGLEY, B.C. –First West Credit Union is partnering with members across its regional divisions to provide financial support to food banks and small businesses continuing to feel the ripple effects… Continue Reading

May 22, 2020

First West Foundation launches $600,000 community response fund to help local B.C. charities in need

LANGLEY, B.C.- The charitable sector is facing a considerable challenge. COVID-19 has increased the demand on services that support our community’s most vulnerable—and decreased non-profit resources to provide these supports. Continue Reading