Island Savings

Corporate Social Responsibility

Community Crew

We get excited thinking about new and interesting ways to become more involved with our non-profit and community partners. Each year our Community Crew recruits provide valuable in-kind support for dozens of family friendly community events and non-profit initiatives in our island communities.

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Upcoming Events

We are hard at work thinking of new ways to make a difference in our communities so check back soon to see where you might see us next!

Community Partners

We have a long and proud history of improving the quality of life for Island families through community giving. Our partnerships ensure that we can continue to support organizations that reflect the values of our members and staff.

Our three partnership principles:

  • Supporting Island families
  • Collaboration
  • Development

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Community Leadership

We create good things in our communities by leveraging our most important asset: our staff.


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters - 8 years of community partnership

Since 2010, Island Savings partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters has provided more than $500,000 in financial support and thousands of hours of volunteerism to their agencies to help improve the lives of children and their families in our trade area.

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Supporting learners & programming at VIU

Investing in community with donation to VIU

On top of the annual commitment of $8,000 towards scholarships and bursaries for students studying at both the Cowichan and Nanaimo campuses, and $2,500 in annual support to the Child & Youth Care Outreach Centre, Island Savings will provide $150,000 over five years to support the capital projects on VIU’s Nanaimo Campus.

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Simple Generosity

Award winning volunteer recognition program to continue

What began as a way of recognizing local volunteers, non-profits and charities in honour of Canada 150 is expanding for 2018. Through the #SimpleGenerosity program, First West will continue to celebrate the outstanding contributions from dedicated volunteers.

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Get involved

We're focused on making a meaningful difference in our communities. At Island Savings, our team is constantly asking, "What can we do to help?".
We encourage you to contact us or visit us at any time regarding our involvement in your community!

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