2017 financial highlights

Serving our members

We know it’s hard for many of our customers to fit banking into their busy schedules, so we’ve equipped our small business relationship managers, business relationship managers, mobile mortgage specialists and financial planners with the technology to do everything on the go so they can meet our customers where it’s most convenient for them.

  • Ancor Transport

    Growing your business

  • Sandra Hillairet

    Making a good impression

  • Dana Norman

    Spreading the word

  • Dawn Power

    A strong sense of trust

Community investment highlights

Westminster Savings is committed to helping our communities thrive. As a designated Caring Company, by Imagine Canada*, Westminster Savings has one of the largest credit union foundations in Canada and contributes a percentage of pre-tax profit to charities and non-profits annually. As a result, Westminster Savings helps set the standard for corporate community investment in Canada. Through our sponsorships, direct donations and community investment activities, we’re creating access to arts and active-living opportunities across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for those at a disadvantage, in turn enriching lives and making our communities healthier and more inclusive places to live.

In addition, recognizing that many children and families miss out on the multiple benefits available through sports and the arts, the Westminster Savings Foundation (the foundation) has established a set of official partnerships valued at $675,000 that will provide access to sports and the arts for thousands of families. Arts Umbrella, Special Olympics BC and KidSport BC will each receive $75,000 annually from the foundation from 2017 through 2019. Funding for these organizations will support after-school arts programs for vulnerable children, enhance programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities and provide sports registration fees for kids who otherwise could not afford to participate. In 2017, the foundation distributed additional grants to other local charitable organizations totalling more than $92,000.

In 2017, the credit union invested $333,000 through sponsorships and direct donations to our local communities. In addition, we made a $250,000 contribution to the Westminster Savings Foundation (the foundation), bringing the foundation’s endowment fund to more than $9 million.

*Imagine Canada works alongside the private sector, charitable sector organizations, governments and individuals in the community to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our nation.

 

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Official community partners

Community impact

In 2017, in addition to supporting our three official community partners, the Westminster Savings Foundation was honoured to support our communities with grants to several other local charities. The following are some examples of its impact: