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International Credit Union Day

October 21
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International Credit Union Day

October 21
  • International Credit Union Day


International Credit Union Day celebrates the credit union movement’s history, promotes its achievements and raises awareness about the work that credit unions and other financial co-operatives are doing around the world.

To celebrate the community-minded spirit of credit unions, each day during the week of October 18-22 we’ll be making a donation to a local organization whose work supports and enriches our community. A total of $35,000 will be donated in honour of International Credit Union Day!

Sudbury Credit Union presents a cheque for $25,000 to the Sudbury Hospice Foundation.

Sudbury Hospice Foundation - $25,000 donation

The Sudbury Hospice Foundation supports the Maison McCulloch Hospice in its ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality of hospice palliative care in the City of Greater Sudbury and the Sudbury District. The Hospice helps residents and their families by attending to their physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and practical needs so residents can live their remaining days in dignity and comfort, surrounded by their loved ones.

“Today’s donation of $25,000 is keeping our Hospice doors open. Sudbury Credit Union’s sharing keeps the Hospice caring. We all know Sudbury Credit Union is all about community. The Hospice is available to all the community; its facilities, programs, and staff are provided without charge. Much like Sudbury Credit Union’s commitment to helping people with having a good life with those they love and live with, the Hospice ensures a quality of life to those we love when a quantity of life is limited. Sudbury Credit Union continues its tradition of truly making the city of Sudbury ‘Greater’.” Gerry Lougheed, Past Foundation Chair – Maison McCulloch Hospice

Sudbury Credit Union presents a cheque for $2,500 to the Sudbury Food Bank.

Sudbury Food Bank - $2,500 donation

The Sudbury Food Bank is dedicated to ensuring that every person in the City of Greater Sudbury has enough to eat. Every dollar donated is translated into food for someone in need.

“SCU and its members have been, and continue to be, strong supporters of BDSFB’s (The Sudbury Food Bank) efforts to feed our region’s less fortunate. The Board of Directors of BDSFB thanks SCU on behalf of the thousands that can't themselves. Your efforts make a true difference in assisting people and families with having food on their tables. Your $2,500 donation will assist us by purchasing approximately $15,000 in nutritional food stocks for our food banks and meal programs.” Dan Xilon, Executive Director - BDSFB

Sudbury Credit Union presents a cheque for $2,500 to the Sudbury Indie Cinema.

Sudbury Indie Cinema - $2,500 donation

Sudbury Indie Cinema is a not-for-profit co-operative, bringing the best in independent cinema to Northern Ontario with carefully selected films that give a voice to lesser-heard perspectives. They are mission-driven, rather than profit-driven, and actively support other arts organizations, grassroots not-for-profits and local homegrown filmmakers.

“At Sudbury Indie Cinema, we are so touched and delighted to be the recipient of this generous donation. Our relationship with Sudbury Credit Union is a long one - we don't simply bank with them, we rely on them as a mentor and local champion in the Co-op sector. They always put co-operative values front and centre in the community, and we have learned from them by example.” 

“The past 16 months have been devastating for small business and for the arts and culture sector locally, and across North America. While the Indie’s co-operative and collaborative spirit put us in a unique position to share our venue with many other arts groups throughout the pandemic, we too have been hit very hard when it comes to our bottom line. Donations like this mean a lot and go a long way to helping us be sustainable.“ Beth Mairs, Acting Executive Director – Sudbury Indie Cinema

Sudbury Credit Union presents a cheque for $2,500 to the Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers.

Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers - $2,500 donation

Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers is a non-profit, charitable organization that relies on donations from community members, local businesses and fundraising activities. Crime Stoppers is based on the simple principle that for every crime committed, someone other than the criminal has information that would help solve the crime and encourages members of the community to provide anonymous information to assist law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime.

“We would like to thank Sudbury Credit Union for this very generous donation in recognition of International Credit Union Day.  We truly appreciate the depth and breadth of SCU’s continuous and ongoing support; it exemplifies the best in community partnerships.

Like all charities, the COVID 19 pandemic negatively impacted our ability to engage in fundraising and public awareness events at Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers. As a result, we have had to expend significant resources to pivot to digital delivery. Since everything we do at Crime Stoppers is paid for through fundraising, donations and grants, generous contributions like this ensure we can continue to improve public safety where we live, learn, work and play.“ Lana Tremblay, Office and Event Coordinator – Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers

Sudbury Credit Union presents a cheque for $2,500 to the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario.

YMCA of Northeastern Ontario - $2,500 donation

The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is committed to supporting our local families, children, adults, youth and seniors through various programs and services. Helping people develop a healthy spirit, mind and body, and inspiring a sense of social responsibility is the cornerstone of their legacy of caring.

“The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is a charity that is heavily reliant upon a membership model to provide Health and Wellness activities to our community. Obviously, this revenue stream took a huge hit during the pandemic. Through our My Y is Resilient Campaign the dollars we have been able to fundraise from the communities we serve, including the fabulous contribution from the Sudbury Credit Union will help to ensure we can continue to deliver relevant, impactful, and importantly sustainable programs and services into the future. Our YMCA is focused on building healthy resilient communities, this is increasingly important as we recover from the pandemic which only served to increase social and economic disparities. Thank you so much for the support.” Helen Francis, CEO – YMCA of Northeastern Ontario