In Our Community
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."
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