Education Awards & Bursaries
Credit Union Foundation of British Columbia
Each year the Foundation provides education awards to credit union members who are British Columbia resident post-secondary students and in need of financial assistance for academic, technological, or vocational training at accredited schools within the province.
The Island Savings bursary is available to students enrolled in a full time post-secondary program at Camosun College in Victoria, who are a member or a dependent of an Island Savings member. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.
Through the CRI Canada 2016 Learning Grant Program four $1,000 grants will be awarded to credit union members in British Columbia who will enroll in full-time study at a qualifying Canadian college or university in 2016. Learning Grants are awarded on the basis of a number of factors that include academic achievement, artistic/athletic achievements, community involvement, and leadership displayed.
Vancouver Island University
Island Savings is partnered with the Vancouver Island University to provide eight $1,000 bursaries for students enrolled in Human Services programs at the Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley campuses. Preference is given to students who are single parents.
Island Savings staff give back through Make A Difference Days
In 2015 Island Savings employees traded their suits and skirts for jeans and boots for our inaugural Make A Difference Days campaign. In total over 162 shifts were provided with more than 600 hours of volunteer support towards the good work of twenty different community agencies.Learn more
Island Savings Sport Start Grant Provides Recreation Funding for Youth
Since 2013 Island Savings SportStart Grant has provided more than 3,000 Greater Victoria youth with the opportunity to participate in PISE recreational programming.Learn more
GIFT Jeans Day raise funds for island families
On the last Friday of each month Island Savings staff help to raise funds for charity through our “GIFT Jeans Day” events. In 2015 our staff raised just over $11,000 for 16 different non-profit agencies whose programming is helping to improve the quality of life for island children, youth and their families.Learn more