East Coast Credit Union – 2015 emPowering Your Communities Campaign Recipient

East Coast Credit Union has been chosen as one of 18 credit unions across Canada to receive a financial boost from Concentra for the work they have done in supporting their community.

Each spring, Concentra solicits applications from credit unions across Canada to assist them in fulfilling local initiatives. Concentra received 57 submissions in this year’s emPOWERING Your Communities campaign.

East Coast Credit Union was specifically acknowledged for its fundraising initiatives for the IWK Telethon held each year in Nova Scotia.  A telethon has been conducted in support of the IWK every year since 1985 and this year, as in the past, East Coast Credit Union will contribute both volunteers and funds to the cause. The IWK Health Centre is a world-class facility that provides quality care to women, children, youth and families in the Maritimes and beyond. In addition to supporting educational opportunities for health professionals and other learners, the centre is also engaged in leading-edge research and promoting healthy lifestyles for families.

“We are proud of this accomplishment and even more pleased with the work our credit union and its dedicated staff has done over the years to support the IWK,” says Ken Shea, President and CEO of East Coast Credit Union.

“Our staff selection committee is always impressed with the value and variety of the credit union-led projects that were put forth in the applications,” said Corina Farbacher, Senior Vice President, Governance, Compliance & Legal, Concentra Financial.

Each of the wining credit unions will receive $10,000. This means that as part of this campaign, Concentra has contributed in excess of three quarters of a million dollars to date. “Concentra is proud to support credit union commitment to community,” said Farbacher and added that, “we look forward to hearing about how the various projects take shape.”

For more information, please contact:

Trudy Wells, Senior Manager Marketing
East Coast Credit Union
155 Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth, NS  B3B 2N5
E-mail:   trudy.wells@eastcoastcu.ca