​In Our Community



Comm(you)nity

A Family in Every Sense

Everyone who works at Your Credit Union shares a belief in the co-operative model and a commitment to improving the financial well-being of our member-owners, but the culture of the organization is really that of a family. We genuinely care about our colleagues both professionally and personally. The same is true for our members, who reward us with relationships that are warm and trusting. Our communities are our extended families and we and our members share a desire to support them. Much of that support comes from the initiative of our staff, who see a way to help and then do it.

Even during the height of the pandemic, Your Credit Union staff found creative ways to fundraise in support of:

  • The Ottawa Foodbank and the Cornwall Agape Centre

  • The Cornwall Optimist Club's annual Angel Tree fundraiser.  This was a record-breaking year for this staff initiative, in which we raised 150% of our goal

  • The United Way

Cornwall Community Hospital

"Our long-standing relationship with the Cornwall Community Hospital has, for many years included a holiday fundraising campaign through which YCU matches contributions up to $10,000. In a very difficult year, we are very pleased to report that we raised a total of $85,124 which will be used to purchase equipment needed to keep both staff and patients safe during the COVID pandemic. This brings our five-year fundraising total to $393,477 which would not be possible without the incredible generosity of our members."

Celine Carriere

Board Chair


Corporate Grants and Sponsorship in 2020 include:

  • Ottawa Hike for Hospice Sponsorship

  • Ottawa Virtual Walk to End ALS Sponsorship

  • Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada - CHF Canada Greener Co-op Microgrant

  • Cornwall Hospital Corus Caring Hearts Sponsorship

  • Carefor - Cornwall Ride for Hospice Sponsorship

  • Ontario Cooperative - Canadian Youth Leadership Activity Sponsor

  • Over-all Achievement Grant - Ottawa Catholic School Board


Coming in 2021

Your Credit Union is proud to be "Team Green Bean" Crop Ambassador for the Ottawa Foodbank's Adopt a Crop inaugural year. Follow our team of YCU volunteers as we get outdoors and learn how to plant and harvest crops which will provide 120,000lbs of fresh produce to those in need in our communities.

To find out more about how you can get involved with the Ottawa Foodbank, click on the links below:

Ottawa Foodbank

Ottawa Foodbank Adopt a Crop