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Keeping our communities strong and vibrant

Learn how we're helping close to home.

Strengthening our Island communities is important to us

Community Investment Fund

Local support for smaller initiatives that provide a community benefit


Relief & Resiliency Fund

Supporting local not-for-profit community organizations deal with the effects of COVID-19


Coastal Community Scholarship Program

Let us help you with $2,000 towards your post-secondary education


Each One Teach One

Free financial literacy workshops facilitates by our employee volunteers

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Nominate your favourite young hockey player to be the 7th Player of the Game!

You can give a youngster in the U6, U7, U8, or U9 divisions the chance to skate with the Nanaimo Clippers, among other perks!


Improving financial literacy & strengthening local economies - Highlighted Partnerships

​Supporting and empowering good financial health for our members, clients and communities. Supporting stronger and economically diversified communities by keeping our efforts local.

Children's Health Foundation

Coastal Community champions children’s access to care across Vancouver Island

South Island Prosperity Partnership

Proud to sponsor the Prosperity Index which features data on more than 100 indicators

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

 Sponsor of the State of the Island Economic Report which highlights economic trends on Vancouver Island


Community Stats & Facts

We’re committed to being a good corporate citizen and a good neighbour. Here’s what that looked like in 2019 alone:



Given to support programs for Island youth


Donated for COVID-19 relief


Given to community organizations


Young Entrepreneur students

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Do you need a tent for your next event?

We believe in giving back and supporting community organizations. Speak to us about the no cost loan of a tent for your next special event!

  • 10x10 tents available in most regions
  • 20x20 tents available in limited regions
  • You pick up & set up the 10x10 tents
  • We cover the delivery cost & set up for the 20x20 tent
  • Fill out the application below to check availability!
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He was able to learn the ins and outs of starting a business from beginning to end

Duncan student Riley took his business skills to the next level through PowerPlay Young Entrepeneurs.

  • The enterprising student created Zany Bird Pencils through the program
  • He presented his product at SFU’s 10th annual Opportunity Fest
  • He won the Junior Innovator award and a cash prize!

Investing in our future

​We’re happy to help Island youth with scholarships, leadership opportunities and financial education assistance.


Students have the chance at  educational funding plus the opportunity to implement community betterment initiatives.

Learn more about our scholarships >

YES! Camp

Sponsoring youth across the Islands to attend a leadership development summer camp.

Learn more about YES! Camp >

Young Entrepreneurs

This popular program helps children learn important business, financial and money management skills.

Learn more about Young Entrepreneurs >



If your initiative supports healthier communities, we'd like to help!


  Apply for community funding



We're supporting a community event near you!

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events and to see how we're helping to build healthier communities in your neighbourhood.