Community Events and Sponsorship

ECU Involvement in Our Community

Credit unions have a long-standing reputation for supporting social and environmental organizations through staff volunteers and/or financial assistance, and awarding scholarships and bursaries to youth. ECU focuses upon programs related to education and our youth.

Nutrition for Learning


With the help of our members, ECU is able to participate and donate to Nutrition for Learning. As at the end of August 2017, over 3,000 members and non-members have signed up to receive email resulting in a total donation of $4,006 to Nutrition for Learning ($1 per email)!

Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation


The Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation is a Community Partnership Matching Program that supports requests to match funds for charities, focusing on poverty, educational or medical related causes. The Foundation funds the community building program by revenue from donations, sponsorships and support of fund raising events. Click here for more information.

Cambridge Fire Fighters


Each December, ECU helps the Cambridge fire fighters in their collection of Toys for Tots: A campaign to raise money to purchase toys for the children of the Cambridge community. The Cambridge fire fighters have run the basket fund in an effort to make Christmas a little brighter for those in need of assistance.

Scholarships


Education Credit Union began and maintains strong roots in the education sector. Being a part of Waterloo Region, we often partner with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College through seminars, co-op programs and events. We also offer several scholarships and bursaries for the students on Ontario through these schools and beyond. Click here to learn more about the scholarships and bursaries we partner with.

KW Community Foundation


The staff of ECU participates in a number of fund-raising activities during the year to benefit the KW Community Foundation, supporting local children’s charities and community based projects. Click here for more information.


 

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