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Read the latest media releases from Island Savings

July 20, 2022

Record-setting $199,113 invested into the community through Island Savings Community Endowment

DUNCAN, B.C. - The First West Foundation, through its Island Savings Community Endowment, is granting $199,113 this year—a total of 20 grants— to deserving charities throughout Vancouver, Pender and Salt… Continue Reading

March 14, 2022

Newly launched First West Indigenous scholarship program helps pave the way for first-generation UVic student

VICTORIA, B.C- Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, recently launched a scholarship and bursary program aimed at supporting Indigenous students with their post-secondary studies. Thus far, the… Continue Reading

February 24, 2022

Island Savings announces $10,000 donation to the Cowichan Public Art Gallery

DUNCAN, B.C.- The Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society is delighted to announce that Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, has made a donation of $10,000 aimed at… Continue Reading

December 3, 2021

Island Savings, a Division of First West Credit Union with Central 1 Unveil Latest Digital Banking Experience on Forge Digital Banking Platform

Duncan, BC, December 3, 2021 – Central 1 is pleased to announce the successful launch of the latest versions of Online Banking, Mobile App and Small Business on the Forge Digital Banking Platform. Achieved with First West… Continue Reading

December 2, 2021

Island Savings gives $67,000 to organizations that are “good for business” on Vancouver Island and throughout the Southern Gulf Islands

DUNCAN, B.C- Over four weeks, donations are being distributed by Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, to organizations that help our local businesses keep growing. These gifts of support are… Continue Reading

September 3, 2021

Community rallies together to provide $92,275 to local charities through Island Savings’ #CommentsOfKindness

DUNCAN, B.C. – Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, and its philanthropic partner, First West Foundation are donating $92,275 to 261 local charities throughout Vancouver Island and… Continue Reading

July 16, 2021

Island Savings comes together with members to support B.C. wildfire victims with $50,000 donation

DUNCAN, B.C. –First West Credit Union and its local divisions Island Savings, Valley First, Envision Financial and Enderby & District Financial, have made a combined donation of $40,000 to Food… Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

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

DUNCAN, B.C. – Island Savings, a division of 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… Continue Reading

June 8, 2021

Local organizations come together to help Windsor Plywood employees

SALT SPRING ISLAND, B.C. – After a devasting fire at Windsor Plywood has left many employees temporarily out of work, local businesses have stepped up to help. Island Savings, a division of First… Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

$1 million community initiative launched to help our communities thrive

DUNCAN, B.C. – Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union is helping to bring $1 million dollars of community support to British Columbia communities in 2021. Their Simple Generosity program will grant money to recipients in four key areas of family,… Continue Reading